Hello my darlings.
So I just started taking lessons with a new teacher and he wants me to study and transcribe all my bass lines as notation instead of tabs.
I'm looking forward to an approach like this because actually, I totally hate tabs and find them really annoying, as someone who started out reading music as a kid (when I took piano lessons).
Of course I'm a little rusty at reading bass clef, which is kinda frustrating...but it's starting to come back to me day by day. I've been giving myself homework in Garageband where I'll play a bass line on keys (as MIDI) and then view it as notation so that I can get better at reading.
But I just really wish there were more resources out there for bassists who want to learn bass lines by reading and transcribing them, instead of by ear...anyone know of any websites or anything? Should I just get Sibelius and start doing this myself?
Thanks in advance!
edit: ooooh, I just found The Bassment (thebassment.info
) and they have downloadable tabs AND notation! Yay!