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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by 2blackrooks, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. 2blackrooks


    Dec 28, 2013
    Hi all, received a Harley Benton PB 20 BK standard series http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_hbp120bk_ebass.htm
    For xmas. Never played an instrument before but always wanted to so now at 45 I'm going for it.
    Anyone recommend what 1st lesson to start with or a good you tube channel to learn from??
  2. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Queens, NY
    Congrats on the new bass and new direction!

    Look up Scott's Bass Lessons on Youtube, or on his web page. Great lessons and easily explained.

    Also, this site helps a lot. Starts from the very beginning

    Have fun!
  3. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    Scott's bass lessons, can be found on YouTube, or directly from his site.
  4. paparoof

    paparoof Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    fEARful koolaid drinker
    What do you listen too? Start there.
  5. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
  6. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
  7. MalcolmAmos

    MalcolmAmos Supporting Member

    If you are old school, like myself, and like to hold an instruction book; Bass Guitar for Dummies is a great get started book.

    Starts off with how to hold it, how to tune it, how to get sound from it and how to mute some of the unwanted sound. Plus the charts and graphs are some of the best. http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/bass-guitar-for-dummies-cheat-sheet.html

    Yes www.studybass.com is a must. I also had trouble at first knowing which scale had what notes and what chords would be in each key. This site will get you through that. http://www.guitar-chords.org.uk/chords-key-c.html

    Welcome to the low end.
  8. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    As you are starting off from absolute scratch, I would add my recommendation for both "Studybass" and "Bass Guitar for Dummies".

    You Tube videos are good but the one draw back IMO is a lack of continuation. There are lots of beginner clips but few have a follow up. Perhaps later, when you have the basics down, you can delve into You Tube. The great thing about the above book and site, is that all the lessons are in chronological order, i.e. each lesson builds on the previous one so there are no learning gaps.

    Dont neglect technique. Learning good left and right hand technique at the start will not alone have you playing to the best of your ability, but will also help you to avoid possible injury problems later on.

    Best of luck. :)
  9. 2blackrooks


    Dec 28, 2013
    Cheers guys
  10. BassDaddy77


    Feb 12, 2010
    NE Ohio
    I recommend the Hal Leonard Complete Bass Method series by Ed Friedland. Ed is also a member here on TB. Awesome teacher, player, and wealth of all things bass related.
  11. Rick Robins

    Rick Robins

    Jan 13, 2010