I'm brand new to the bass and just registered to the site. So far, I've been really encouraged by what I've seen and read. Just ordered the Hal Leonard Book trio package from Amazon. Should be here in a couple days and I'm really excited to get started!:D
I took on the bass guitar after the loss of a close child hood friend who lost his lifelong battle to cancer back in April. My development of this instrument is a dedication to his life as he was one of the most talented bass players I've ever known. He played both the upright and electric and I'm sure he would've become a household name if he had been given the time and strength to carry on. So Alex, this is for you!:bassist:
I bought a Brownstone Bass about 6 weeks ago on Clist and so far, by ear, I can barely find my way around some of my favorite tunes. I've learned "Just" by Radiohead, "Sat by the Ocean" by QOTSA and I can just barely pull off "Only" by NIN.
Next up is "Lola" and "Victoria" by the Kinks!:eyebrow:
I think I'm on the right track in beginning with the Hal Leonard books but I would love to hear from anyone who has suggestions about books or DVDs on finger strengthening exercises and techniques? I'm an absolute nov here but I think my heart's in the right place to achieve great things on this instrument. Thanks for reading and I hope to talk to some of you soon!
Welcome! One of these can be purchased for your hand:
That's a very kind way to keep a passed friend's memory. I wish you the best in your bass endeavors :)
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