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Hey from Texas

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by tank, Mar 20, 2009.


  1. tank

    tank

    Mar 14, 2009
    La Vernia Texas
    Tank here, one of the new guys on the block. Been playin on and off for almost 25 years. Ain't real good but I love it. Started out playing old honky tonk country, country rock and and whats known now as classic rock. Still play a little of all of 'em but now playing mostly contemporary christian and bluegrass. Really got back into it about 7 years ago after about a 12 year lay off when my kid brother bought me a used Squire P-Bass to get the fires going again. Well.......it worked and my wife has been trying put the fire out ever since(just kiddin'. she backs me a 110 percent!!) I'm hoping to learn a lot from fellow bass players because I don't think you can ever learn enough.
     
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Welcome to Talkbass!:cool: I was born and raised in Texas, spent most of my life in the Dallas area. What part of the state are you in?
     
  3. Stumbo

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

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

    GET THE MOST OUT OF TB
    Read all the FAQ's in each forum.

    Fill out your "User Profile".

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/faq.php?faq=vb_faq#faq_faq_slang TB Slang, forum usage, maint., posting

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    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=79390&postcount=1 TB posting and etiquette tips

    *Note: On TB, G.A.S. or GAS means Gear Aquisition Syndrome

    SEARCHING TB
    Do a TB search before you create a new thread. Google's Advanced Search parameters help refine your searches.
    Putting a "year" in your search terms is one method to limit responses.

    Here's a link to a helpfull Google search tutorial: http://www.googleguide.com/crafting_queries.html
    example: The - is used in any search where you want to exclude a specific word.

    SUBSCRIBING TO THREADS
    In your "MyTalkBass" control panel, menu selection "Edit Options". Click on "Edit Options", select "Default Thread Subscription Mode". I find it useful to choose "Daily email notification". TB sends an email for each thread you post in so you can read subsequent replies w/o having to log in.

    RECEIVING NOTIFICATION OF PM's
    Within the "Edit Options" page, you can setup TB to send you an email when you receive a Private Message. This is very helpful if you don't log on regularly.

    LINK SECTION
    Outline of links by Category and Sub-Category.

    1. MUST READS

    2. FOR NEWBIES & NON-NEWBIES

    3. LEARNING:
    ~Practicing
    ~Online Lessons
    ~Ear Training
    ~Books/Instructional Materials
    ~Theory
    ~Getting Creative
    ~Going "pro"
    ~Teaching Bass
    ~Software
    ~Free Jam Tracks

    4. COLLEGE MUSIC

    5. STYLES:
    ~Blues
    ~Funk, Groove, R&B
    ~Latin
    ~Jazz
    ~Metal
    ~Hip Hop

    6. BEING IN A BAND
    ~Starting
    ~Auditioning
    ~Leaving the band
    ~Management
    ~Names
    ~Rehearsals/Gigs/P.A.
    ~Cool Rigs, Equipment and Info
    ~Building/Fixin' Stuff
    ~Guitars

    7. EFFECTS/ ACCESS.

    8. OTHER
    ~Tips for day to day living

    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 Things every bassist should know

    2. NEWBIES & Non-NEWBIES
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=489818 Beginners mistakes
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6776933&postcount=40 Developing musically
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=363909 Find a teacher
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=484065 Guitarists 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=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=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.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 or not?


    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=481548 TB member Dmanlamius-great beginners site
    http://www.thelibster.com/bass/ Intro Bass Lesson (click on "Beginners")

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=419687 Read bass clef
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=7067672&postcount=6 Learning rythym
    http://www.download.com/NoteCard/3000-2133_4-10004005.html Read bass clef (recommended- TB member AlphaMale)
    http://www.playthebass.com print bass clef flashcards/staff paper
    http://www.musictheory.net/index.html Visual Beginning Theory (Power Point), ear trainer


    3. LEARNING
    ~Practicing
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=21 TB 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 Recommendations for good headphones

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

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

    http://www.playbassnow.com with MarlowDK
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=481548 TB member Dmanlamius-great beginners site
    http://www.musicdojo.com/index.asp Online bass course (5 day free trial)
    http://www.cliffengel.com/ Free and paid lessons from Cliff Engel
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6857992#post6857992 Cliff Engel customer reviews

    http://www.studybass.com/ Bass studies,online metronome,bass clef tutor & more
    http://www.activebass.com/ Tab based lessons
    http://www.thelibster.com/bass/ Beginners' guide/lessons, tech advice,drills, bass sound files & more.
    http://www.cyberfretbass.com/index.php For all bassists, videos & more,

    ~Books and 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 Jon's books and others

    ~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) - uses chords. Solfege training.
    http://www.teoria.com/ Many trainers/tutorials. Music theory, ear training, read music, chords, intervals, etc.

    ~Theory
    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

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=125519 Intro to scale & chord theory
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=473968 Learning Theory
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=56761 TB Gen.Instruction 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

    ~Software: Transcribing, Slow Downer, 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 you can't do without

    ~Free Jam tracks
    http://www.freejamtracks.com/index.html Note: there are still free tracks. Scroll down below the Stevie Ray video (current as to 2/7/09).
    http://www.cyberfretbass.com/jam-zone/index.php Drum tracks

    4.COLLEGE MUSIC
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=479377 So you want to be a music major in college?
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=484028 Solfege
    http://www.miles.be Solfege training. Free downloadable program
    http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/ Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Theory Dictionary
    http://www.teoria.com/ theory, ear training, read music, chords, intervals, etc
    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.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=506931 Slow blues
    http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/appendix/blues/Bluesprogression.html Blues progressions explained w/ audio samples
    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

    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

    ~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 and Chuck Sher

    ~Jazz
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9859 Learning
    http://www.outsideshore.com/primer/primer/index.html Improvization Primer - Sabatella (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=495628 Covers vs. Originals

    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 3
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=492200 2 of 3 -red flag stories
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=501208 3 of 3 -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 Running a band: 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/P.A.
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=173764 Bassist's guide to singing
    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 New member of a gigging band: Learning a 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 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=442203 2 of 2
    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 will save your
    amp/speaker(s)

    ~~P.A.
    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 TB Amps FAQs
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=442966 Links to 30 light weight cabs,amps, combos

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5041266 Buying a 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 10's v. 12's v. 15's v. 18's 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=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=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=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 of cab building
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=310402 Bill Fitzmaurice cabs
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=432560 Light weight 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

    ~Guitars
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=503675 12 string guitars
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=427924 Favorite guitar?

    7. EFFECTS/ACCESSORIES
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=36 TB Effects Forum
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=494366 Lights for your fretboard.

    8. 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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