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In desperate need

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Chancelors_Tool, Jul 5, 2002.


  1. As you can tell this is my first post, but I have been playing bass for over 2 years now...laugh now cuz I know you will but I am gonna finally start learning my chords, scales and all that good stuff (proud of me aren't ya? ;)) well i'm wondering if you guys could post a link to a website that makes it easy even a mental midget like myself could understand it. Thanks for any help :D
     
  2. Hi!

    I think that the best way to improve is learn how to read music. Remember that this is the language of music. This site will teach you how to read steap by steap www.libster.com I was in the same situation 10 years ago, I learn how to read and I still improving my playing. If you learn how to read then you could pick the book that covers your needs. I better if you find a good teacher but sometime you don't find it. So start learning how to read is not that dificult.
     
  3. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    <a href="http://www.talkbass.com/articles/articleview.php?ID=19"><img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/avatar.php?userid=8215&dateline=1022707586" width="80" height="80" border="0" alt="Learn theory by clicking me!"></a>

    Start by clicking me. Then, ask questions. Lot's of questions.

    And I assure you, no one will laugh at you during your quest for knowledge. If they do, I'll kick their ***.
     
  4. Amaizing article Jazzbo!!!!

    Chancelors_Tool go first to Jazzbo article, this will give you the starting point.

    Jazzbo said:
    Start Here. Then, ask questions. Lot's of questions.

    Do it, ask questions!!!!!

    The search for knowledge is priceless, GO!!!!!

    Then go to libster to learn how to read!!!!!

    Enjoy the search for knowledge
    Jose Neville
     
  5. ablinow

    ablinow

    Apr 15, 2000
    Norton, MA
    I agree libster is great, but I would recommend buying a book as well in theory.
     
  6. Julien

    Julien

    Dec 29, 2001
    Paris,France
    Jazzbo thanx so much for the article.....that's what i've seaching for for 6 months..
    actually i've been playing bass for one year and a half and i've decided to begin to learn scales

    thanx again

    Julien
     
  7. Thanks for the link guys, on my way to check it out right now :D. I've never had a problem with hearing out music and being able to play it, it's just those damn scales and chords that get me :). Thanks alot.
     
  8. Okay I've rounded up a few quick questions:

    1.) Is the only difference between a major and minor chord the placement of the Minor 3rd coming 2nd for a major and 3rd on a minor? Cuz that is all I can see.

    2.) Why are Major chords capitalized and minors lowercased? Is there a certain reason or is it just for the sole purpose of making the major stand out just a lil bit more.

    Thanx for any help...these are my only questions so far.
     
  9. 1.) Is the only difference between a major and minor chord the placement of the Minor 3rd coming 2nd for a major and 3rd on a minor? Cuz that is all I can see.

    Yes, if you get G-Mayor G-B-D
    G-Minor G-Bb-D

    If you want a formula for mayor that is
    root-2 tones- 1 and half tone

    minor
    root- 1 and half tone- 2 tones


    2.) Why are Major chords capitalized and minors lowercased? Is there a certain reason or is it just for the sole purpose of making the major stand out just a lil bit more.

    Correct, they used to make an easy way to identify when is mayor and when is minor.

    Pa'lante
    Jose Neville
     
  10. Thanks alot :). I'll have more questions tomorrow after I take my 47 gallons of info to read tonight.
     
  11. Noah-Fecks

    Noah-Fecks

    Sep 13, 2000
    Scotia, NY