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How Long does it take?!!!

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by rickr, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. rickr

    rickr Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    Hello Guys,
    I have been an electric bassist for many years now. I have come to a point in my life where I would really like to put some time into studying DB. I am fortunate to have an incredible teacher here where I live. He has been giving me theory lessons and I have not even approached him yet about learnin DB. As of now I have not even touched a DB.
    I was wondering, generally speaking, how long it would take for me to be fairly compitent on DB with say 1 lesson per week and 8-10 hours of practice per week?
    I realize this is a subjective question, I am just trying to get an Idea of what I might be undertaking.
  2. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    If you're gigging and making sessions with it as well, I would say that you could be feeling pretty comfortable with it in about a year. Physically anyhow. To fully blossom? Dunno -- been at it for about 25 years now myself -- I'll let you know how it goes when I get there.
  3. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
  4. EFischer1

    EFischer1 Guest

    Mar 17, 2002
    New York, New York
    Pablo Casals still practiced two hours per day when he was 80 years old.

    I would say a lifetime is a fairly good timetable.

    You can't rush art, right?