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Method book buyer confession thread

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by FretNoMore, Jul 5, 2003.


  1. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Just cleaned up and organized my book shelf and realised I have way too many theory and method books... for bass, guitar, piano, drums, harmonica, recorder, you name it.

    I'm pretty sure I have not gotten past halfway through a single one, and I suspect I may not even have opened a couple of them. I guess I hoped the next book would make me a great player...

    ...anyone recognize the phenomenon? :)
     
  2. Can I have a free bass method book?:D

    that'd be sweet:)

    -Jon:oops:
     
  3. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Sure, as soon as I'm finished with them... :)
     
  4. SleeperMan2000

    SleeperMan2000

    Jul 31, 2002
    Cary NC
    Trick is not to buy anymore until you've finished one you currently have.

    Or sell them all on Ebay.

    I'm a recovering method book junkie. My recovery started 16 months ago with Simandl's Method for Double Bass. I vowed to not buy another book until I got through Simandl. 16 months later I'm only half done.
     
  5. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    I have a few.....but I never use them....They just sit there while I tell myself I'll get to them eventually. not yet.
     
  6. when will that be?:D:)

    -Jonnay:oops:
     
  7. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Well, If my memory serves me right there is a phrase for this...

    "Don't hold your breath waiting". ;)
     

  8. *breathes heavily* phew...glad you said that when you did :confused: (I was as purple as him;))

    -jon:oops:
     
  9. It's been many months since I bought my last method book, and I'm only about a third of the way through it. I want to be good and finish it, but I'm starting to feel like I'm gonna fall off the wagon. I had a really bad episode last week when the new Jamey Abersold catalog showed up in my mailbox. I got all trembly, and started to sweat.:help:
     
  10. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    I bought 3 of my own, then my friend realized he had way too many and decided to send me most of them, so now I have about 16, and 3 videos. Amazing how I still suck.
     
  11. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    UK
    I have a few now yes and admittedly I havent finished any of them! :rolleyes: I tend to use some some of the time...

    For exmaple, I have "building wakling bass lines" by ed friedland - a great book and accompanying cd, I'm probably about half of the way through. It just made me realise that I know the theory behind what's the in the book in, but that I just need to practice more!!!

    Recently I bought an odd meter book, for interest as much as practival applictaion, it suggests reading the entire book and tapping out the excercises with your feet and hands BEFORE you even pick up your bass - which is great actually, although I'm still on the first section trying to tap out 3,2 split in 5/4 with my sodding feet and hands :D
     
  12. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    I myself have a few method books such as
    Standing in the Shadows of Motown
    Some James Brown Funkmaster book
    That bass exercise book by Joaquin something or another
    and sheet music for The Police, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.

    All of these books are rarely used, and all were bought with the thought of making me a better player. Sometimes it has even worked but I guess I like trying to learn from playing along with a CD and getting theory lessons from my teacher over sticking my head in these books.

    Mostly I use these books when I go camping and/or am stuck using a headphone amp. I've found that I was able to concentrate more on what the book had to offer. Weird, eh?
     
  13. you know im in need of a bass theory book....