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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by mrreason, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. mrreason


    Oct 14, 2013
    Lancaster, CA
    Are there any true newbies who have no prior experience playing any musical instrument? (By newbie I mean less than six months into their relationship with the bass). What have your experiences been like, how far along are you and is it what you expected? Just looking for the impressions of a kindred spirit.

    This forum is great and I get lots of good info, but sometimes you cats are way over my head.
  2. Cmymud


    Oct 19, 2009
    Prince George, VA
    I will hit the one year mark next month. I started out memorizing the notes on the string. I play at church. I play with chord sheets. So far so good.
  3. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Way Out West
    Whether you've been playing six months or six decades, everyone's been a newbie at some point. Early experiences can vary from extreme fun to complete terror & intimidation. Terminology comes in time. There are no dumb questions (ok - some are). Don't be afraid to ask. Bass is an awesome instrument. Stick with it through all circumstances. Welcome to TB!
  4. Dan_Lie


    Jan 6, 2014
    Well , i got my first bass 30 minutes ago xD. And it's my first instrument , wish me luck !
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  6. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    Yeah, best of luck with your new bass. You are in the right place here, to ask any questions you may have. :)

    EDIT; Just noticed that you have done just that.

    OP, while it may be interesting to compare notes with other newbies, I would not get too hung up on it.

    Everyone is different and progresses at their own pace, depending on how much time and effort they put in.
  7. MalcolmAmos

    MalcolmAmos Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2009
    Deep East Texas Piney Woods
    www.studybass.com and the book Bass Guitar For Dummies can be a friend.

    Good luck and welcome to the bottom end.

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