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Hal Leonard book...working.

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by ThudThudThud, Sep 27, 2017.


  1. ThudThudThud

    ThudThudThud

    Jun 4, 2010
    Not sure if this is the right place for this. Please move if needed - with my apologies.

    A while back I'd mentioned buying my (now) 15 year old a bass. I did. A brand new Squier Jaguar VM Special (3TS, PJ active bass boost). It plays very nicely. Good set up, and good tone.
    Anyway, it sat in the corner of his room for a good while. I badgered him to practice, or at least pick it up and just play it. I guided him to some cool websites, and Youtube videos to help him (he's 15, he doesn't listen to me..so my giving him instruction would not help.).

    So 'er indoors wanted to get him bass lessons with a local teacher. Not cheap, but I know it's worth it if he applies himself.
    It's an absolute chore getting him to practice. I won't push it, but I do 'nag' once a day.
    To encourage him I added a Behringer V-Amp Pro pre-amp to his combo. Sounds great.

    'er indoors always took him to practice due to work schedules etc.
    He's been four times. He barely practices.
    Last night I took him to practice, met the teacher, and sat in the corner.

    The teacher is using the Hal Leonard book. He plays along sometimes on an acoustic guitar, just for timing and accompaniment.
    My young lad was playing bass, and reading notes from a book as he did so. He wasn't muffing notes. His timing was just fine. He made mistakes, but don't we all?
    The teacher made a little fun of the content of the book, and the tunes therein, but at the end of the day, my 'little' guy (he's over 6'2") is a bass player.

    Good start. I'm so glad he's reading too.
     
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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    "'er indoors"??
     
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  3. ThudThudThud

    ThudThudThud

    Jun 4, 2010
    A colloquialism meaning, "the good lady wife."
     
  4. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    Tennessee
    A colloquialism where? It never occurred to me that I might need a colloquialism for all those times I wanted to say "the good lady wife."
     
  5. Oddly

    Oddly

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Her Indoors I believe is an english phrase...at least I've never heard it anywhere else.


     
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  6. Am I the only one who thinks it’s an odd choice to use a colloquialism (a specific regional idiom) in a forum where a wide majority (99%+) are outside your region?

    Oh, and the Hal Leonard book by Ed Friedland is one of the best.
     
  7. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Yeah, I inferred that much, but what a weird phrase, never heard that one before...
     
  8. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I've tried several of Ed's books, haven't found a bad one yet.
     
  9. Oddly

    Oddly

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Personally I love it when people use phrases and references I may not be familiar with.
    It's fun to try and work out what is meant...keeps the old brain cells active.
    I learn something new regularly here.
    Of course a lot of it is stuff I wish I hadn't learned ... the existence of Tuna Noodle Casserole, for example...:D
     
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  10. Back on 15 year olds. I gave a bass, amp, books, and free lessons to a 15 year old and gave a keyboard, books, lessons to his older brother hoping to start a youth praise band for our church.

    They never practiced.... Glad your having more luck than I did.
     

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