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Bassist looking to expand

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by harley_ou812, Oct 26, 2001.


  1. I have been playing bass for about 8 months and got to a point with my bass teacher that he doesnt have much to show me ( he is a guitarist) so iI signed up and am starting lessons with The best guy in the area for lessons. But I am looking to stay with my current teacher as well. I am thinking about starting to take either Classical guitar or regular guitar to help exand my theory as well as techniques.. I have been told that classisal guitar has alot of techniques that can be applied to bass. any ideas on this.. any sugestions if i should take classical guitar or electric guitar lessons???

    thanks for any suggestions
     
  2. DiegoMcgee

    DiegoMcgee

    Oct 20, 2001
    Providence RI
    harley, go with classical.
    I play classical guitar and it helped me.
    Bass always felt natural to me but
    playing classical is a real challenge.
    It taught me to play bass and melody
    simultaneously.
    Good luck.
    _________________________________
    jim obrien
    http://www.illustriousday.com
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Not only that, but learning guitar will give you an advantage when it come to writing songs.
     
  4. Tyhanks i bought a classical guitar and i am starting lessons on it this sat. i am also starting lessons with the "best in the area" this sat. so i got my work cut out for me :D
     
  5. Steve

    Steve

    Aug 10, 2001
    I started out on classical guitar and I think it in particular and any classical training in general is invaluable. It forces you to focus on HOW you are playing instead of WHAT you're playing. You play the same thing that everyone else has played for the last 400 years. Technique and execution is everything. Nothing but good can come from that.
    You can always spot the classicaly trained guy's, they're the ones that have the left hand that looks like a spider crawling up and down the neck. They're the ones that can completely change their tone by moving their right hand a half an inch forward or backward.
    Go for it.

    Oh yeah, and chicks DIG classic guitar