I made my Bass teacher very happy today

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by InsaneBassninja, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. For the longest time he was little annyoed by the Low B, Now I use my High C more and he seems very happy now. So next week am Bringing my 5 string High C to him Now I have to relearn sh*:meh:t again LOL.
  2. Rise to the challenge. Can't hurt.
  3. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Why does your teacher have a problem with a low B string? I mean it is a bass, right?
  4. No clue... o well I use the high c more anyways now. Plus he's traditionalist am started as the 5 string is more commed I guess.
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  6. I think its makes it easyer for him to teach me really.
  7. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    A lot of people just don't care for the way the notes on the B string sound. I just made my recent foray from the 4-string-only world to a 6-string, and to be honest...I'm not crazy about the B string, at least not on my bass.
  8. Basshoofd


    Jan 14, 2009
    Did you change because of your teacher?

    I've never heard any teacher being annoyed because a student plays a regular 5-string...
  9. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    How can a bass teacher be annoyed by a low B ??? Please ask him why.
  10. jsbarber


    Jun 7, 2005
    San Diego
  11. Bassdirty


    Jul 23, 2010
    Meh.. tell him to get bent , you like the Low B, and Hi-C is a Juicy drink for kids.
  12. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    When I was an English teacher I was always annoyed when students used letters at the end of the alphabet. V? W? X? Y? Z? No real need for those.
  13. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    He needs to go back and teach himself a few things then (maybe how to play with a low B). In today's world, a bass teacher needs to be able to do that. I mean, you pay him for lessons, right? I might be inclined to find a teacher who accepts students regardless of whether they have a low B, high C, or both!
  14. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

    Why do you have to relearn **** again? You need a new teacher if changing one string changes what you are learning. Especially if the instrument is still tuned to 4ths.

    I get preferring the high C to a low B, I am in the same boat, but that has nothing to do with your issue. Get yourself a new teacher.
  15. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    +1 string
  16. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    or +2 strings! :D
  17. Jeff Roller

    Jeff Roller Jeff Roller Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2007
    Maryville, TN
    I can see an instructor not caring for it on upright. When I presented my teacher with my five string double bass, he said "we'll have to work around it".

    Straight into Simandl, and now I see what he was getting at!

    I'm working around the B string for lessons and practice, but I use the hound out of it when I'm playing gigs.
  18. 5 w's and 2 y's in your first sentence.

    You must drive yourself nuts! :p
  19. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    adopting a strict approach of refraining from calling on those letters has the potential to stop me spending too much time here...
  20. My Teacher a traditionalist, O well.
  21. :hyper:(applause):hyper: