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How long have you been playing?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by my name is mud, Nov 23, 2004.


  1. 1 year

    38 vote(s)
    10.6%
  2. 2 years

    38 vote(s)
    10.6%
  3. 3-5 years

    68 vote(s)
    19.0%
  4. 5-8 years

    43 vote(s)
    12.0%
  5. 8-13 years

    33 vote(s)
    9.2%
  6. 13+ years

    137 vote(s)
    38.4%
  1. my name is mud

    my name is mud

    Jul 2, 2004
    WI
    I was just wondering how long some of you have been playing. Im going on about a year here. If you want please include a sample of your playing so I can get some kinda idea how far along i am heh. Just use 1 year if you have been playing for less
     
  2. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    I've been playing since high school, about 1972 or 73.

    Check here under my name for a sample.

    Remember, you're going to make more progress by looking in front at where you want to go, rather than behind you to see where you stand in relation to others.
     
  3. my name is mud

    my name is mud

    Jul 2, 2004
    WI
    ya know ed...i think I might start learning how to play music like that. Ive been holding myself back to rock, r&b, metal etc...I think playing a differnt style might help somewhat.
     
  4. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    I've been playing a little over a year, about 14-16 months or so. You can check out my playing if you like in the link from my signature.
     
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    23 years.. Wish my ability reflected the time I've spent on the instrument.

    :rolleyes:
     
  6. Same here, Mark. I've been playing bass since high school (25 years or so), and whatever abilities are purely incidental from having had my hands on one of the darn things for so long. Imagine if I'd spent all those years actually working at it!

    Mike
     
  7. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Generally about 35", but I do have a fretless thats 34"....so take you pick.
     
  8. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
    33 years.

    Old guy.
     
  9. Just under 3 years... sample of playing can be found on my band's website (link in sig).
     
  10. BlasphemyArise

    BlasphemyArise

    Jul 15, 2004
    i've been playing for about 13 months :bassist:
     
  11. 14 years
     
  12. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I have been playing for 7 years. Practicing for about 4.
     
  13. bazzanderson

    bazzanderson

    Oct 7, 2002
    Austin, TX
    14 years
    -Bazz-
     
  14. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    giggity giggity
     
  15. 2 years December 5th.
     
  16. I've been playing bass since I was ten which makes it fourteen years of bass playing.
     
  17. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I started playing with an actual electric on Christmas Day, December 25, 1975. That's when I started playing the bass my mother gave me for Christmas. The first song I learned was Donna Summers, "Love to Love You Baby." The first bassline I ever learned was "Heartbeat" by War ffrom their album, "Why Can't We Be Friends."

    Considering my relative lack of accomplishment, I'm kind of embarrassed by my lack of development of the years.
     
  18. willgroove2

    willgroove2

    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments
  19. Peccavi

    Peccavi

    Dec 24, 2003
    Jonas, pa
    i've been playing for 6 years this august but i have only been serious for 4 years. my bands site is www.theninthplague.com.
    it hasn't been updated much but there is some songs on there.


    MO