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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by metori, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. metori


    Jul 18, 2005
    Hello, I am very new to playing bass and I am not able to get lessons right now. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to (or not to) do before I go get lessons. I have this bass and I don't just want to stare at it until I can get lessons, but I dont know what to do until then.

    Thanks ahead of time.
  2. rashbeep


    Jul 15, 2005
    Toronto, ON
    well, when i first started (about 6 months ago) i started learning a couple of easy songs. when the summer started i started to take my "practice" more seriously and practiced scales and practiced working on using all four fingers on my FRETTING hand. as of now i am working on using 3 fingers on my plucking hand. oh btw im starting my first lesson tomorrow :hyper:
  3. metori


    Jul 18, 2005
    Cool, how much do lessons run?
  4. Rockape


    Sep 7, 2005
    Nerja Spain
    I'm a sprog player too, and doin much the same as above, learnt a few songs and pratice scales, learn music theory & read everythin i can about experiances and advise from others, pratice usin all my fingers and follow easy songs like "stand by me" , "Start" by The Jam and listern to as much music (with bass in it) as i can regardless if i like it or not, just gettin the feel and styles.

    For me its a ground up experiance in every sense, if your simular you might find it useful to set your foundations now and build from there.

    Now don't i sound like bob the builder, hmmm did his song have a bassline... (rushes out to buy a copy)
  5. lessons usuallly arent toooo cheap.... 20-50 bucks an hour maybe