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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by RHCFlea, Jan 6, 2002.
How long did you play bass before your first gig. I'm 7 months and still no band.
A little more than a year, it was a mistake.
Well, 3 years from playing bass...about 4 month after getting band...
We need a bass player in the band so I switched and we played a gig that very night. That was 35 years ago and I have stuck with the bass ever since.
Chalk me down for "less than one day before giging".
I'm a tad confused by what you're saying - Is your concern that you're not in a band or that you haven't had a first gig?
In either case, neither are a consequence of time. You have to make things happen!
So, if your goal is to play out with a band, get those ads up on the bulletin boards at the music stores a.s.a.p. and get the party started.
To answer your question: I had my first guitar about 4 months, formed a band with schoolmates and practiced with them twice a week for about 2 months and played/won the school talent show for a first gig. I discovered bass soon after.
5 months.... it was for our jazz band at school thou. Does that count? Also, it was at a "retirement home"..basically a bunch of geezers wearing hats (it was their hat day). Some nice old lady kept cheering after ever song "wonderful! that was wonderful!"
Ah, the joys of band class....
I started out in early October, and we had out first gig in June. The band was formed BEFORE I was playing, and we were in need of practice (hence the 8 months) and a bass player (me!)
I miss my band............
i was gigging before i even had my first bass... thumping out that low end with my mouth... ah those were the days *reminisces*
after eating... or you'll get a cramp.
Mine was about a year and four months after taking up bass... And the band was a couple months old.
i started playing bass solely to play in a band.......
now i'm in a very different band, with the same guitarist, and we rock!
(that's what other people have said........... )
My first gig was about 5 months after I started.
i was playing for a week before i had my first gig, i played a 1970 fender fretless, half a fret behind the fretlines, with a guitarist that couldn't really play (neither could I) and i had a tiny little amp with the knobs cranked and a DS-1 pedal with knobs cranked, and a really really good drummer. we covered green day.
More than a year..
first you have to learn how to play with your bandmembers, and write at least 9 songs ( so you can fill a 45-min slot )
Like nanook, you can chalk me up under the 'Less than a day' category.
I was the drummer in my Dad's church, the bassist(my best friend) and I thought it might be cool to switch out, so we did. First time I ever played bass was at church in front of people. I had picked up his bass and plucked a few notes the night before, just to see what it was like.