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Bass Guitar Secrets

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by ccyork, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. ccyork


    Jan 26, 2004
  2. seequeue


    Feb 13, 2004
    that advertising template always screams "SCAM!"
  3. BassChuck

    BassChuck Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Looks fishy to me. I'm sure there's some good information there, but I'd bet the price of the program that you could get the same thing from a number of other sources (for instance, the Pacman's scale program-free, Mike Dimin's Core Method-worth every penny, Bunny Brunel's on line tutorials-looks good) with just a tad more work.

    Basically it all boils down to knowing the fretboard and developing you ear. Time and effort will pay off. If there's a shortcut, you can bet something is left out.

    Of course, if there was coupon in the back for some kind of physical 'inhancement' then the cost might be worth it.
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Yup - although he got this bit right :

    "completely destroys the need for copying off of other bass players, resorting to petty "tab-dependancy" ...." :p
  5. fr0me0


    Dec 7, 2004
    Winnipeg Canada
    here's a secret that works.

    practice. lots.

    that'll be 50 bucks :p
  6. Skeletomania


    Oct 25, 2005
    hong kong
    Why dont you buy it and tell us if it's a scam.
  7. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Banned

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
  8. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    It's not really a secret if you're willing to share it with everyone. I have a bass guitar secret that I'm not sharing with anyone.
  9. bassksun


    Mar 5, 2004
    Las Vegas,NV
  10. JansenW


    Nov 14, 2005
    Cambridge, MA
    I think all of us at TB have it but no one can discuss it because, after all, it is a secret! :D :D
  11. seanlava


    Apr 14, 2005
    I have the secret to great bass playing, but if I tell you, I'll have to kill you. Tough to get new students that way...
  12. lol


    go to Guitar Center and pick up a Christian McBride dvd for 20 bucks
  13. BassChuck

    BassChuck Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    My secret is better than yours. (I think)

    (I hope......)
  14. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize!

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Ha! My secret is soooooo good, even *I* am not allowed to know it! :hyper:
  15. MikeRS


    Aug 16, 2005
    Clinton, MA
    I would not be surprised if it came in a book, at a high price and it only said that one magic word.
  16. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    I have an idea...an idea so smart my head would explode if I even began to know what I was talking about.
  17. jmal


    Apr 5, 2006
    I think you guys are wrong on this one. I used this system and I immediately started swinging like Ray and Jamerson is easy as can be!
  18. bannedwit


    May 9, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Just get a bass instructor.
  19. I started bass with instructor, and this instructional book currently under comprehensively ignorant derision. Comparing general off-the-shelf bass instruction books against BGS seems like comparing Dr. Seuss to.......something competent at least.

    BGS exercises have challenged me in every way. The BGS package of software plus two PDF manuals has been more than waht I needed from a general program. The only thing I don't like about BGS is the author likes to use acronyms (abbreviations) but not explain them in context. Example - he uses "NOS", but never explains it. Somehow, readership is supposed to know he means "nitrous oxide" (not kidding). He cited NOS to a car engine as an analogy to something.

    I've raked the author over the coals for this, but still stand by the general value and insight of the BGS program. It answered more questions than I thought to ask. I'm not sure what's being slammed in this thread, BGS specifically or bass guitar instruction books in general. Either way, the critics are a joke on this one. Two cents.
  20. sedan_dad


    Feb 5, 2006
    Aw man,you told him the secret!!!!

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