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Are there any extremely basic tuts?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by godfromdfo, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. godfromdfo


    Apr 28, 2009
    Ok, I tried the tuts in the sticky and they still seem too complicated for me, which makes me feel a bit stupid.. could anyone please give me an extremely basic riff I could practice on please? or point me in the direction of a REALLY easy tut? I also tried that tut that guy sent to his friend via email >_>

    Please help if you can, I only want to play for fun etc I don't aim to play to join a band or anything..
  2. Asher S

    Asher S

    Jan 31, 2008
    OK, I'll bite... What's a "tut"?
  3. jmccain


    Sep 14, 2007
    I guess "tutorial"
  4. tpmiller08


    Mar 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Turn up Troy

    Take usual turns

    Tikes upper tabs

    Talk up tasks

    Tough un-damaged tubes

    lol, no idea here either.

    Easy bass riff - open E played 10000 times?

  5. Asher S

    Asher S

    Jan 31, 2008
    If you mean "tutorial" then the next logical question for you is "what do you want to learn", rather than "Where's an easy tutorial?". It's like showing up for the first day of college and asking where the "basic" class is...
  6. BassChuck

    BassChuck Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Learn pentatonic scales.
  7. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    I'd recommend getting the book "Bass Guitar for Dummies". Ignore the "D" word as it's a great book. It explains everything in a simple way. It comes with a cd. If you dont want to buy it, then inquire at your local library.
  8. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007
  9. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    King Tut

  10. backline112

    backline112 Guest

    Jun 3, 2008
    Enter Sandman - Metallica. Easy riff.

    Well, it's not extremely easy... But you can play:

    GGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAbAbAbAbAbAbAbAb and repeat.

    Yeah... tuts, that guy, an email... :confused:
  11. nickonbass


    Jun 8, 2008
    I posted this in a thread already: http://www.bassblues.com/

    It's my site - I've done it from the ground up for absolute beginners onwards. Try going through that and tell me if it's a help for you.

    I am putting up more stuff this weekend - there is enough info to get you started.

    I'd recommend finding a teacher if you can.

    Good luck,
  12. DudeistMonk


    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ

    is a great place to read up on the roll of bass and get an idea of what you need to learn to be a good bassist. It also has a couple of examples and some chord and scale lessons.

    I would start there.

    You can also learn some simple lines by looking up the tabs or using your ears... Smoke on the Water, Insomniac, Blitzkrieg bop, Another One Bites the Dust...
  13. vinny


    Apr 3, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV.
  14. Asher S

    Asher S

    Jan 31, 2008
    Hey! THIS guy's GOOD...
  15. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    Take a look at the link in my sig. There's lots of stuff there for learning the basics.
  16. try this place


    it has a midi player that will play the riffs in a number of different voices with selectable length of repetition, variable tempos and different skill levels

    have fun
  17. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    Playing in a band is great experience. IMO, It's about the only time when you really know that you know how to play.
  18. Methodis


    Sep 22, 2008
    Concord, NH
    I really reccomend nicks site. I could never really grasp sites like studybass, but for some reason I instantly grasped nick's blues site perfectly. A great site.

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