'Pick a Game to Play' was written to represent legendary session bassist Carol Kaye and is a great workout for your plectrum technique. The bassline for this piece is based on a sixteenth note feel, which is something that can be challenging to play effectively with the plectrum. In keeping with some of Carol’s more popular pieces such as ‘Hikky Burr’ and ‘Boogaloo’, the harmony is relatively static here. This allows the bassline to have an improvisational feel to it and gives it room to develop throughout the track.

For bassists who wish to learn the piece but require additional assistance with some of the techniques required, the following courses (all included in the monthly subscription cost) should prove useful:

Don’t forget to hit the Download Resources button above to get the PDF transcription and the audio files for this piece (available to subscribers only).

This course is 50 MINUTES long and contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: