First Step

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by mebusdriver, Jul 21, 2002.

  1. Ok. How's this. Give me the absolute first place to start, ground zero, for learning the theory. The first word I should here; this is what I'm talking about. Absolute first step. Please help.
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Whoa! What a question! If the idea of learning theory is to be able to create musical, interesting bass lines than you need to learn DIATONIC HARMONY. Diatonic refers to being in a particular key. That is a great place to start. Being able to apply that to the bass comes next.