I just got a bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by brownone, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. brownone


    Mar 9, 2006
    ...what should I do?
  2. gwx014


    Dec 22, 2005
  3. stu FORD

    stu FORD

    May 22, 2004
    revolutionize the world of music as we know it?
  4. brownone


    Mar 9, 2006
    I ment where should I start
  5. Split49


    Mar 2, 2006

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    Endorsing artist:see profile.

    by touching it :)
  7. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for My Man Godbey Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    New Orleans, LA USA
    Explore all the notes on the fingerboard. Get some books and think about hiring an instructor. Best of luck and get to playing!

  8. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    Bah! It doesn't exist. He's a liar!
  9. mothmonsterman


    Feb 8, 2006
    play "giant steps" right now.

    but i agree "open E" again "open E" and agian "open E"
    your on your way brother.
  10. arbitrary

    arbitrary Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Boston, MA
    RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. To begin, do you have a tuner? If so, tune it...

    Its important to have a bass that is in tune, so you know what a good in-tune bass sounds like...

    next, if you have a metronome, or even if you dont, start playing an open string to the beat...

    make sure to keep it even, alternating fingers with your thumb on something (preferably a pickup or if your pickus are deep set you can use the neck, but that would be kinda wierd) also, make sure you dig in quite a bit... when you pluck the bass strings, it shouldnt feel like a brush... with a brush youll get a "doo doo doo" sound... what most players are looking for, is more of a "doom doom doom" sound... this involves more pull and less frailness... try to do exactly what your thinking... place the notes.. dont guess them... just be... um.. consise...

    you can speed up or slow down or do whatever you want... but try to keep it constant...

    i suggest buying a book... a certan book called "the evolving bassist" by rufus ried... you will learn not only the musical aspect of playing the bass, but correct technique and edicate, as well as theory and intervals... definitely a book thats well worth the cost if used correctly...

    have fun.. play safe...

    and what the heck kinda bass is it anyways? pics?

    No pics=shenanagans
  12. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Make a thread advertising that you just got a new....

    oh wait... nevermind. I have no clue what you should do.
  13. lbpark

    lbpark Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Mobile, Al.
  14. barthanatos

    barthanatos Insert witty comment here

    Feb 8, 2006
    South Carolina
    Look here, I'm gonna pistol-whip the next person that says, "shenanigans".

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