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Advice for learning bass cleff?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by GuyMcee, Jan 5, 2012.


  1. I want to be able to play bass in school, so...
     
  2. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    I suggest ed fuqua's book on walking bass.
     
  3. Ripper

    Ripper

    Aug 16, 2005
    NY/NC
    Are you familiar with treble clef? Makes it a bit easier since you know what to look for for notes.

    When I learned it for school I needed to do it immediately, so I just wrote the note names out above the staff on my music for a bit. After a couple weeks I got used to it and could sight read, but that helped me out a lot.

    I'd probably have to do the same thing if I were to have to sight read something now since I havent done it in a while
     
  4. Skitch it!

    Skitch it!

    Sep 6, 2010
    Pay a bit of attention to rhythms, identifying notes on the stave isn't too much of a problem, reading rhythms and rhythmic phrases takes more concentration. Back in the day in study, we spent an hour a day with Louis Bellson's Modern Reading text in 4/4, just clapping the rhythmic combinations to instill and recognize various combinations.
     
  5. Find a music teacher - take lessons.

    Self-teaching can work, but it's much harder to know if you're doing it right.
     
  6. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    +1

    Nothing will help you progress faster than working with a good teacher.
     

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