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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by semborg, Mar 21, 2005.
Why do you spend time at this forum when you can practice?
Cos we don't practice 24/7? Maybe if you'd spend 10 minutes and find a tiny chunk of the insane amount of information here, you'd understand. Oh, welcome to TB.
Because playing bass in my office at work wouldn't give the right impression.
Why do you?
Well after playing for many many years sitting around and messing on the comp and listining to music is just about as good of practice as anything! I can see how 90% of a song is played in my head! So i take this time to browse at amazon and talk here! Amazon is cool because you can browse music and listen to clips! But i practice hands on about a hour a day then every other day is band practice. I use the down time to rest my fingers my back and my neck!
because there is soooo much more to playing bass then actually playing it, learning proper set up, music theory and product information you can use all this to help you be a better player overall. getting a taste of what other people are doing and playing and how they do it can only help you to improve.
Who needs practice... we're all perfect here. Nope... no practice needed at all.
But I do need to brush up on my witty net-speak, yes?
It comes with practice
I practice while I am reading threads in this forum. In fact, I have my bass on my lap right now.
No, he just practices a lot.
Because we want to read stupid threads like your'es.......and if you spent the time to fill out your profile you might be taken alittle more seriously..that is if you have anything to put in there
Because I don't have any gear at the moment. Thats why.
Oh, this AGAIN!? Do a search
..seriously though - I only read and post when I'm at work (no computer at home) and like Baba said, the folks in my offfice wouldn't dig on bass playing here so I talkbass at work and play bass at home and the two have never ever conflicted.
Stop it cass, you're making me cry!
Want a reason--here you go.
When I was 15 I loved the sound of bass guitar. I begged my parents for one and got a used bass for Christmas. Family was poor so lessons were out of the question and I didn't live close to any music stores. So without any information I tried for several months to make that darn thing sound like all the great basses I heard on my tapes (yes tapes at that time) to no avail. In fact I could barely get any sound out of it at all, and that which I got was a buzzy, rattling mess. I got frustrated and ended up selling the bass.
Flash forward 15 years. At 30, I finish school and can't shake the feeling that I need to play bass. So I use this new-fangled internet thing and discover TB. After months of reading I buy a bass. I come back to TB often and discover how to set-up my bass, tips for practice, advice on amps/cabs, and some of the nicest individuals I've met anywhere. I get more out of my bass playing, I stick with it, and now have a gig with the local cover band.
How's that for a reason to spend time here?
That's Reason #1 for me.
Reason #2: because surfing for porn in my office at work also wouldn't give the right impression.
I'm not practicing because I'm lazy.