I guess I'm ready

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by AttackDonut, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. AttackDonut


    Jun 29, 2003
    I just bought my first bass kit (Ibanez jumpstart, with uprated GSR200), with all the help of this forum I believe I made the right choice for a beginner.

    My next step will be support for the website, and then bass lessons.

    I presume that since I know nothing of how to play a bass, the style and sound of the bass is secondary to learning how to play....

    ...or should what I eventually want to play influence the lessons I should be taking?

    Thanks to one and all for the help.

  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Lessons. Get them. Now.
  3. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Welcome home boy!!!!!
  4. Oliver


    Jun 21, 2003
    Perth, Australia
    Welcome bud, hope you enjoy bass and i hope it'll bring ya happiness

  5. geezer316


    Jan 26, 2003
    I started out with the same package,i played it for a few months and moved on to my fenders.but it was a great bass,i still play it when i visit its new owner.and its still plays good. welcome to the longest never ending journey you will embarke apon,many good people here just choose carefully,take what you need and leave the rest.VIVA 'LA BASSES :bassist:
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Lessons would be the best thing to do. And make sure that the instructor that you take lessons from reads music and understands theory. If you take lessons that are reading and theory based, they will apply to any and all forms of music.

    On your own, you can also play along with songs that have simple bass lines, and work on developing your ear.
  7. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    Take lessons that teach you "How to play music", not how to play music in a certain style.
  8. I'll second that.
  9. AttackDonut


    Jun 29, 2003
    Looking forward to getting this underway..cheers!
  10. Obsolex

    Obsolex Guest

    Nov 17, 2002
    I wouldn't take them man. I don't know, this is not really, really from a personal experience, but a few friends of mine. I have a few friends that play bass, and they all have different teachers. It's weird, because after taking lessons for so long (whatever amount of time taken), they became EXTREMELY dependant on their teachers to teach them something.
    Like, even tabs. I wouldn't, and don't have enough money for a bull**** lesson.
    But I think quite a few people on TB take them, and all of the sound clips i've heard of almost anyone here kick ass...
    I think that probably didn't help, but if you do get a teacher, always remember that:
    It's you that has to learn it.