Improving technique

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Gunnar Þór, Sep 23, 2001.

  1. First off, hello to everyone here.
    Second, I just started playing bass and I wanted some advice on how I could improve my technique. I've enrolled myself into a music school but there's a waiting list and I want to keep busy. I know where the notes are and I'm trying to teach myself scale theory but I wanted something else also. Lately I've been learning songs by the Smashing Pumpkins, Rage against the machine, and asked a guitarist friend of mine to teach me some simple blues riffs and such things that require more than playing the root note of a chord over and over. I wanted to hear your recommendations on whatever I could learn to become better ( perhaps then rising into beginner status :).
    Thanks for you time,
    Gunnar Thor
  2. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    First, welcome to talkbass.
    YOu can go at:

    you have a lot of exercise there that will help you. YOu can learn how to read there, it would be very good if you learn it before you go to school.

    Keep learning song by ear also, that's a very good exercise.