Nice place ya got here.

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by geckomafia, Feb 25, 2014.


  1. geckomafia

    geckomafia

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2014
    Messages:
    5
    Location:
    Northern KY
    I'm Jon and I'm new to the world of bass. I did take a few lessons when I was 13, but after about 3 or 4, I broke my left wrist, which put my bass career on hold. For whatever reason I didn't pick it back up. Now I'm 41 and ready to give it another go. I picked up a Peavey grind NTB 4 last week, and for now will be self teaching.
     
  2. bassteban

    bassteban

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Messages:
    17,855
    Location:
    Northern California
  3. MalcolmAmos

    MalcolmAmos Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4,369
    Location:
    Deep East Texas Piney Woods
    Yes, welcome back. I take for granted you will need to start over. Bass Guitar for Dummies is a good book to start over with. I'm a major scale pattern guy and rely upon fake cord sheet music . After you get your fingers around some of the following pull up some fake chord sheet music on the songs you like and use the following in bass lines for those songs. Just in case -- here is what fake chord sheet music looks like. http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/n/norah_jones/cold_cold_heart_crd.htm
    And here is how the bass fits into all this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g35zS1tVO3o

    Welcome and have fun. The above can keep you busy for several months and should take some of the rust off.
     
  4. Trayster2

    Trayster2 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2012
    Messages:
    481
    Location:
    Palm Coast, FL
    Hal Leonard's method books by Ed Frieland and Roy Vogt's "Teach Me Bass Guitar" DVDs are a winning combo.
     
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. geckomafia

    geckomafia

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2014
    Messages:
    5
    Location:
    Northern KY
    Yes, I'm definitely starting over. Honestly I didn't make it out of the driveway the first time. I borrowed a copy of the "for dummies" book from the library, so I have some reading ahead of me. I can't even understand a minor third of MalcomAmos' reply .... Thanks for the advice and tips, and by all means, keep it coming. I seem to remember seeing the Hal Leonard book 1 somewhere recently, if I can just remember where...
     
  7. MalcolmAmos

    MalcolmAmos Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4,369
    Location:
    Deep East Texas Piney Woods
  8. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1,456
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    Welcome back Jon! Enjoy the trip! :)
     
  9. geckomafia

    geckomafia

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2014
    Messages:
    5
    Location:
    Northern KY
    Thanks! I'm making my way through Bass for Dummies, and having fun doing it.
     

Share This Page