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can't play, so what now?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mmg, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. mmg


    Nov 7, 2005
    Boston, MA
    i broke my elbow yesterday and it looks like its going to be another 3 or more weeks before i can use my left arm again. so,...what do you guys think i should do with the 2-4 hours i spend daily playing bass?

    i was thinking i could write some stuff in finale or cakewalk, anything else you folks recomend? maybe some inspirational literature or some theory books? basically, what do you folks do when you can't play?
  2. Depending on how it is positioned, you could learn to tap. Before I started to play bass I broke my Collar bone, and I realized now that the way they had it positioned in the sling i could of learned to tap.
  3. The Clap

    The Clap

    Jan 5, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Try singing some basslines, and read up on relevant music theory.
  4. DblG


    Apr 27, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    buy a cheapo (~$150~300) keyboard if you don't already have one and mess around with the keys furthest to the LEFT. ;)
  5. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Can't play? just cry.
  6. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Get naked with your girlfriend.
  7. mmg


    Nov 7, 2005
    Boston, MA
    wrong elbow, i broke the elbow on my fretting arm.
  8. WillBuckingham


    Mar 30, 2005
    Listen to more music, it's almost as good as practicing.
  9. alapantera


    Mar 22, 2004
    well you could always learn to tap with your right hand then...
  10. BassChuck


    Nov 15, 2005
    Listen to music you've never heard before.
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Work on your theory, learn right handed tapping, and work on your right hand technique.
  12. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Get naked with your girlfriend.
  13. hellsgate


    Dec 27, 2005
    ...and if you haven't got a g/f, get naked with yourself (you did say your right hand is fine :eek: )