Originally Posted by davec
What is the best musical advice that you have ever got?, and who gave it to you?
"for me it was record your practice" from a teacher.
come to think of it I don't do that as often as I should
Best technique/equipment advice I got, in no particular order of importance:
- don't get a jazz bass, get the g&l. More highs, more lows, more everything, it's a jazz with all the $$$$**-up $$$$ fixed (a dealer who sold both but knew what he was talking about)
- pluck over the pickup (read from a column by Billy Sheehan)
- switch to floating thumb technique (Todd Johnson)
- switch to fretless (don't remember where this came from)
- learn it slow first, as slow as needed to play it clean. Then speed it up (billy sheehan I believe).
- identify things you suck at, practice those (billy sheehan).
- don't use compression, try to get even sound without it (read in column somewhere).
- follow the kick drum as much as possible (geddy lee)
- if you're thinking, you're stinking (billy sheehan)
- forget about the bass ASAP (victor wooten)
- don't overplay (lots of people)