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Bass Novice

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Balin, Sep 6, 2001.


  1. Balin

    Balin

    Sep 6, 2001
    Hey, I got a bass less than a week ago!

    I was wondering if anybody knows good web sites with basic lessons, I think i'm picking up stuff on my own pretty quickly, I've played violin for 6 years so stringed instruments arent a mystery for me;

    but anyway, if there were any web sites with lessons on basic techniques, theory, etc (I know almost no theory) it will be very much appreciated.

    Any other tips to help out would also be appreciated :)

    thanks!
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Hi and welcome to Talkbass

    You did the right thing ;)

    This a good site to start

    www.libster.com
     
  3. Balin

    Balin

    Sep 6, 2001
    thanks man
     
  4. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
  5. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    HATGEEK,

    Wow. When did they change the name from www.lemmingbass.com ? The older I get, the faster it seems the world moves..... (sigh) ;)

    DURRL
     
  6. i would recomend not 2 learn off tabs untill u get good
     
  7. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001

    Hi Balin, how is it going?

    Glad to hear you are picking up the best EADG instrument around, the bass! ;)

    I am surprised to note that you have been playing violin for 6 years and claim to know almost no theory - that is hard to believe. Most violinists I know have a solid classical theoretical background. Have you been playing by ear?

    Regardless, you should pick up the bass reasonably quickly since you know the violin. It is essentially when switching from a lead/ melody instrument like the violin to change your mindset when playing the bass, as the bass is more a supporting instrument, and lives in harmony land (though there is nothing wrong with being melodic with it). I would suggest buying a few basic instructional books to learn from, and take it from there.

    Good luck!
     
  8. Balin

    Balin

    Sep 6, 2001
    what i ment by theory was like chords, various scale modes, stuff like that. I can read music, I understand the musical alphabet, notation, basic scales, arpeggios, etc etc. I kind of know intervals and such, but not very well.

    Most of the theory that is required for bass is the theory that i dont know :0
     
  9. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    how old are you??? if you are near a college or if your high school offers a theory class jump on it. you will be amazed at how much a basic understanding of theory will help you. now you will probaly never have to play out an A flat fully deminished 6 5 chord.. but the fact that you know how to spell it out will be very helpfull :)
     
  10. Wheat's bass book , I'm to lazy to leave a link so look it up youself you lazy bastard:D Good luck
     
  11. Balin

    Balin

    Sep 6, 2001
    im in high school; and it doesnt offer a theory course :(

    i dunno
     
  12. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    Wouldn't it, though?
     
  13. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico

    :confused:

    when you get good you don´t need tabs!
     
  14. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    What a jerky. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    Don't be a bad joke Nazi.
     
  16. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Don't be a soup Nazi. ;)
     
  17. purple_haze

    purple_haze

    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
  18. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    LATEBEARD,

    NO TABZA FOR YOU TODAY!


    Yours,

    DURRLSJUSTWANNAHAVEFUN