After a year or so....

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by BassPlayerRH, Jul 13, 2002.

  1. I just want to know where you were after playing bass for about a year. What songs could you play? Etc. Thanks
  2. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    I was in Davis, CA.

    I could play "Tippi-Toes" by the Meters. That was it.
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    I could play just about every Rush song. Oh wait, maybe is was every Bush song.....:D

    A year after I started, I was still making the transition between playing with just my thumb (not slap style; really slow, clumsy don't-know how-else-to-play style) to a standard 2-3 fingers fingerstyle. It was a little after the one-year point that I stopped trying to figure out how to play all of these songs other people made and started trying to make my own stuff up. Not that playing other people's music is bad; now that I look back on it, it's probably better than inventing all of your own stuff so early on, it's just where I was at the time.