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Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by popski, Mar 21, 2009.


  1. popski

    popski

    Mar 21, 2009
    Great White North
    Hi everyone.
    I used to play a little bass but mostly guitar about 25 yrs ago and I got the itch again ...as the kids are getting older..and finally got an SR500 last Christmas. I hope this would be a valuable resource to me.
    a new guy,
    popski:bassist:
     
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Song Surgeon slow downer. https://tinyurl.com/y5dcuqjg
    ere are a few links that I've collected along the way that I've found enlightening and hope you will as well.

    1. MUST READS
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=429034 If I only knew then..
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=434246 Best musical advice
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=481465 Every bassist should know

    2. NEWBIES (& Non-NEWBIES)
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=519913 Where to start
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6635655&postcount=16 Two books to start with
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=489818 Beginners mistakes
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=535355 Pick or not to Pick?
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6776933&postcount=40 Developing musically
    http://www.joesolomonbassworkshop.com/article.htm "Go slow" effective practice method
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=363909 Find a teacher
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=484065 Guitarist switch to bass

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6817723 First bass advice
    http://www.garywillis.com/pages/bass/bassmanual/setupmanual.html Setup a bass
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=55969 Upgrade bass or amp first?

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=500040 Tab or not to tab?
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=504263 Getting off tabs
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=520008 Sight read standard notation(SN) or not?


    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=481548 Dmanlamius' beginner's site
    http://www.thelibster.com/bass/ First bass lesson (click on Beginners)
    http://www.how-to-play-bass.com/index.html Intro bass website,learn songs,videos
    http://www.activebass.com/tracks/beginner.asp Tab based (w/audio) lessons

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=7125159 Tascam Bass Trainer

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=513657 Buying cables 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=507568 2 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=314073 High end vs. low end

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=511817 Comfortable strap 1 of 3
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=493548 2 of 3
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=522579 3 of 3


    http://www.musictheory.net/index.html Visual Beginning Theory, ear trainer
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=7067672&postcount=6 Learning rhythm
    http://www.teoria.com/exercises/ritmo.htm Learning rhythm
    http://www.download.com/NoteCard/3000-2133_4-10004005.html Read bass clef software
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=419687 Read bass clef discussion
    http://www.teoria.com/exercises/read.htm Online bass clef audio/visual trainer
    http://www.playthebass.com print bass clef flashcards/staff paper


    3. LEARNING
    ~Practicing
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=21 Technique forum
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=79878 How to practice 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=50170 2 of 2

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6634274 Headphone amps/mixers/trainers
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=524573 "Band-in-a Box" software for practicing

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=499438 Good headphones

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=519742 Help! My wrist/fingers are sore/tingling
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=509908 Repairing cuts on your fingers

    ~Instructional materials
    http://www.bassbooks.com/shopping/default.asp Books, DVDs, all styles/ methods
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=491293 Looking for the Bass "Bible"
    http://playbassnow.com/recommended-learning-materials/ MarlowDK's recommended books
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=498831 "Best" theory/harmony book
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=99676 TB Book Links - all styles,levels,techniques
    http://www.jonliebman.com/ See all of TB member Jonster's books and others
    http://nashvillenumbersystem.com/ Nashville Number System
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=173764 Bassist's guide to singing

    ~Online lessons
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=490379 Who's the best Youtube teacher?

    http://www.musicdojo.com/index.asp Online bass course (5 day free trial)
    http://www.cliffengel.com/ Free and paid lessons w/Cliff Engel
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6857992#post6857992 Cliff Engel customer reviews

    http://www.playbassnow.com with MarlowDK- videos and more
    http://www.studybass.com/ Read music,lessons, online metronome,bass clef tutor & more
    http://www.activebass.com/ Sound files/tab/standard. notation based lessons and more
    http://www.thelibster.com/bass/ Tech advice,drills, bass sound files & more.
    http://www.cyberfretbass.com/index.php For all bassists, videos & more,

    ~Free Jam tracks
    http://www.freejamtracks.com/index.html Different styles by NickonBass
    http://www.cyberfretbass.com/jam-zone/index.php Drum tracks

    ~Software: Transcribing, Slow Down, Looping, Recording, Utilities
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=481448 Slow down software 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23303 2 of 2

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=142112 Transcribing software

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269168 Free music software
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=501892 Cheap but good recording software

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=374400 Computer utilities/software

    ~Ear training
    http://www.good-ear.com/
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/IcerC/OnlineScreen.swf Test your ear
    http://www.miles.be/ Free downloadable ear trainer (basic/advanced) Solfege training.
    http://www.teoria.com/ Many trainers/tutorials. Music theory, ear training, read music, chords, intervals, etc.
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=484028 Discussion of Solfege

    ~Sight Reading
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=479642 Learn to read music 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=479401 2 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6521582 Improve site reading

    ~Theory
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=473968 Learning basic theory
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=125519 Intro to scale & chord theory
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=56761 TB Theory links list
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=88294 Theory (from the DB side of TB)

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2338584&postcount=4 Learning "modes"
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=507769 Reason for modes
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=485421 Using modes
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=498975 Key signatures/Circle of 5ths/Cycle of 4ths
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6703697&postcount=22 Circle of 5ths (spreadsheet format)


    ~Getting creative
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=511516 Where does creativity come from?

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=80043 Creating bass lines 1 of 3
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=125536 2 of 3 - Target Approach
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6770334 3 of 3 - For a jam

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=506691 Playing scales

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=491679 Playing behind/ahead of the beat
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=500896 "Feel"

    ~Going "pro"
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6777192&postcount=7 Becoming a session player
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=173311

    ~Teaching Bass
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=493881
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=353486

    4.COLLEGE MUSIC
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=479377 So you want to be a music major in college?
    http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/ Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Theory Dictionary
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=507075 Auditioning for college jazz band
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=480154 College audition dilemma
    http://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page Classical sheet music (free)

    5. STYLES
    ~Blues
    http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/appendix/blues/Bluesprogression.html progressions explained w/ audio samples
    http://www.bassblues.com Basic Blues Bass lessons/free backing tracks by NickonBass
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=506931 Slow blues
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=529298 Basic blues bass jam tracks

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=517439 First blues "open mic." jam 1 of 3
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=469825 2 of 3
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=517730 3 of 3
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=523050 Blues gig coming up

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=522409 Influential blues musicians (mostly) pre-1959
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues History and styles

    http://www.amazon.com/Blues-Bass-Jon-Liebman/dp/0793586682 "Blues Bass" by TB member Jonster (John Liebman)
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=502819 Blues books
    http://www.amazon.com/Razor-Sharp-Blues-Guitar-Turnarounds-Music/dp/B000PHU7J2 "101 Razor-Sharp Blues Turnarounds by Larry McCabe
    http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Rhythm-Guitar-Guide-Blues/dp/1574241389/ref=pd_sim_b_1 "Complete Rhythm Guitar Guide for Blues Bands" by Larry McCabe

    ~Funk,Groove,R&B
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6527889&postcount=10 Links to over 20 funk,groove and R&B bass players
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=314342 Funk 101
    http://www.amazon.com/Funk-Bass-Bui...079351620X/ref=pd_sim_b_5/185-2146101-2319058 "Funk Bass" by TB member Jonster (John Liebman)
    http://www.amazon.com/Funkmasters-Great-James-Rhythm-Sections/dp/1576234436/ref=pd_sim_b_1 R&B/Funk
    http://shop.jonliebman.com/product....FFD92FA.qscstrfrnt02?categoryId=1&productId=8 " Standing in the Shadows of Motown" James Jamerson book/CD
    http://shop.jonliebman.com/product.sc?categoryId=1&productId=31 Funk Bass Bible
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=530125 New funk groups
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=530543 Get that dead flatwound string sound

    ~Latin
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=501425 Learning Latin music
    http://www.amazon.com/Latin-Bass-Bo...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232222000&sr=1-1 "The Latin Bass Book" by Oscar Stagnaro/Chuck Sher

    ~Jazz
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9859 Learning
    http://www.outsideshore.com/primer/primer/index.html Improvization Primer (Book/Online)
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=522578 Walking bass lines examples
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=502252 Walking bass lines books
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=482544 Jazz Scales
    http://www.jazzstandards.com/history/index.htm History of Jazz

    ~Metal
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=485799 Metal
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=290907 How to scream/growl

    ~Hip-Hop
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=514529

    6. BEING IN A BAND
    ~Starting
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=497571 How "good" do you have to be to play in a band?
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=496467 Playing in a 3 piece band
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6777630&postcount=9 New Band
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=493356 Cover band
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=319355 Cover band setlists
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=7294284&postcount=80 Purchasing song licenses
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=495628 Covers vs. Originals
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=526584 Tribute band

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6999210&postcount=9 Advertising for new member(s)

    ~Auditioning
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=483181 How to audition for new band 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=508611 2of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=494723 Auditioning: new member 1 of 4
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=525271 2 of 4 new member
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=492200 3 of 4 red flag stories
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=501208 4 of 4 story

    ~Band names
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=113925 Best/worst real band names
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=391461 Infamous band name thread
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6734711 Changing a band's name
    http://www.bandnamemaker.com/
    http://www.1728.com/bandname.htm

    ~Leaving the band
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=507131 Quitting
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=510146 Getting fired

    ~Band management
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=73200 Intro
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=425221 Books

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=507322 First band
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=477182 Democracy or dictatorship?
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=466534 How to fire a band member
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=504370 Band "funds", "to be or not to be?"

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=508702 Originals Band "paying dues"
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=508446 Is playing for "free" really "free"?

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=509379 Getting gigs
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=494100 Advertising yourself
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=503211 Business cards

    ~Band Reheasal/Gigs/PA
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3743 Protect your hearing! Wear ear plugs!
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=518269 In-ear monitors
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=521015 Band rehearsal through headphones

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=524880 Learning a band set list
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=479102 Rehearsal tips 1 of 3
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=486490 2 of 3 -efficiency
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=484615 3 0f 3 -how often?
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=458468 Recording rehearsals/practice/gigs
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=489244 Learn Live Sound mixing


    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=237521 Moving equipment 1 of 3
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=483338 2 of 3
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=526223 3 of 3
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6914637 Coiling cables

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=500417 First gig 1 of 3
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=442203 2 of 3
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=515693 3 of 3
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=538164 What's in your gig bag?
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=492051 To noodle or not to noodle?
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=497067 Being asked to turn down the VOLUME
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=7048418&postcount=7 Compression can save your
    amp/speaker(s)

    ~~PA
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=181555 What size?
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=441138 First
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=84740 Upgrading
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=7044862 Upgrading
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5622952 Configuring
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=489244 Learn Live Sound mixing
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=43 Recording/Mixing

    ~Cool rigs, equipment and info
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=166225 Amp FAQs
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=442966 Links-30 light weight cabs,amps, combos

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5041266 Buying combo 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=510214 2 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=163735 Combos vs Head/Cab

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2968494 10s v. 12s v. 15s v. 18s 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=515702 2 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=519459 4x10 vs. 2-2x10 vs. 2x10/1x15 vertical stack
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=533764 4x10 vs. 2x10/1x15

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=475615 Happy with my rig 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=455442 2 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=537446 Micro-rigs of doom 1 of 1
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=280571 Mini-rigs of doom 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=347456 2 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=450492 Rigs of doom
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=528114 Big cabs
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=506640 "I want a monster amp!"
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=140446 Ulitmate fantasy rig

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=193818 Gear insurance thread
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6729196 Isolating Amp/Cabs from stage/each other

    ~Building/Fixin' Stuff
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2020562 Upgrading speakers in old cabs
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=491220 Cabs
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=508659 Cabs(plans included) + discussion
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=310402 Bill Fitzmaurice cabs
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=432560 Fiberglass cab
    http://www.mojomusicalsupply.com/ Parts

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=499264 Building a tube amp
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=523085 Learning to fix tube amps
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=7046092 Tube amp repair techs- recommendations/links

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=57 TB's Luthier's Corner
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=18 Bass Setup and Repair

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=465992 Sound proofing/reduction 1 of 2
    http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37523 2 of 3 w/ room pics
    http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?p=493324 3 of 3 w/ room pics

    7. OTHER
    ~Tips for day to day living
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=480666 Gadgets and Gizmos
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=480686 Tips for living
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=484653 Ways to save money
     

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