I had my first bass lesson yesterday...

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Noshtero, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Noshtero


    Dec 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    ...and I'm hooked!

    I went into the lesson having never touched my bass, and now I can play the intro to Smoke on the Water :) along with assorted scales and whatnot.

    It helps that I played piano for 20 years. It also helps that my bass teacher is a cool guy.

    I think I'm going to enjoy this. Now I just need to get about 300 Watts behind my Smoke on the Water.
  2. MtManiac

    MtManiac Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    You should be ready to gig by tonight!

    Just kidding, it's an old bass player joke... :D
  3. Noshtero


    Dec 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL


    Thank you good night!!!
  4. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    That's funny and cool that people still teach that as a beginner's riff. I wonder how many of us on here started with that one, I know I did. The second one I Iearned was the Barney Miller theme song.
  5. MtManiac

    MtManiac Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Even funnier because that's the guitar riff! The bass part is more like dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh, dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh-DUNHHH-de-dun-dun-dunh.
  6. Noshtero


    Dec 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    He says next on the list will be the guitar intro to Crazy Train. Don't worry though, I'm learning bass riffs as well. It's just that these single note guitar solos are awesome for teaching your fingers how to move.
  7. stabbicus

    stabbicus Guest

    Jan 18, 2007
    Memphis, TN
    +1 to that! I'm sure I'll get a few chuckles out of someone when I say that I find the guitar riff to Papa Roach's song "Last Resort" to be quite a nice little warm-up.

    ** For the record, I don't particularly like Papa Roach. **
  8. andrew_over

    andrew_over Guest

    Nov 30, 2007
    Central Coast, CA
    My first lesson was scales and smoke on the water. Then it was crazy train......then it was enter sandman. ha! i guess great minds think alike :)
  9. MtManiac

    MtManiac Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    If you want your fingers to move, get him to teach you Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder. I play metal too, but that has got to be the toughest song I've ever attempted! Lots of finger movement there! :)
  10. Tapout73

    Tapout73 Guest

    Nov 30, 2007
    wow! total clash of styles from my teahcer tho. He's into teaching music reading and traditional scales, i just had my 2nd lesson. Course this is pretty much what I told him my objectives are, I'm not really into learnin g tabs or songs right now, just some ground theory, then go from there.