Don't mock me, but...

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by MarchHare, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. Similar to the thread started below, I am a new starter to the bass and am in dire need of help with most things. I'm currently borrowing an amazingly useless bass guitar (bad make I'm guessing, but don't ask me!) which isn't helping; but a good workman never blames his tools! So it could all just be me (despite a huge crack across the back of the fret board).

    Unlike the person down below I haven't been doing music for most of my life. I haven't any musical training in any instrument and this is the first time I've shown any sort of aptitude for a musical instrument. All I have to recommend me is a serious love for all things bass, and a lot of motivation.

    So brief hints or pointers anyone with more brains and practice than me can give will be very much welcome. Just things that you all probably take for granted like; tuning, scales, various tab notation, methods of playing different genres, etc.

    Please please help me. I quote the great Jack Nicholson, "I'm drowning here, and you're describing the water!"

    Thanx for your time!:(
  2. Coypu

    Coypu Banned

    Feb 24, 2003
    Sweden has various usefull online lessons. Thoose regarding right and left hand tecnique are highly recomended.

    if you wanto learn to read sheet music then the best way is to do nothing but that, you have some songs here : many of them are hard but its good practice for both reading and playing.

    Scales.. Well you actually don't have to choose a very scaly approach really but has some stuff you probably could use.

    The best way to learn is to play alot, most things comes naturally with time as long as you put in enough practice.
  3. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
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  4. Where's my candy? I clicked on Babyfrog and all I saw was that theory stuff.

    BORING!!! :D
  5. Muchos Gracias (Probably not even spelt correctly, boy I'm doing well today)!

    I'm looking them up now. Sorry it took me a while to say cheers but I work nights and very rarely get a look in as far as the comp is concerned.

    Once again thanks!
    (Any one else's suggestions are still welcome)
  6. Yeah... What candy? What's going on here?
  7. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    You can't tell me what to do.