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Music and application

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Adrenaline, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. Adrenaline


    Sep 13, 2003
    Dallas, Texas
    Are there any recommendations for a beginner as far as an effective way to speed up my learning curve. I'm sure its different for everybody. I'm almost teaching myself, but I'm not sure If learning music on paper first is the way to go or if I should concentrate on trying to develop my ear and the music in my head, learning how to play what I listen to or imagine. I feel lost. I hope I'm making some kind of sense. What did some of you more experienced and accomplished bassist do to well round your Bass game?
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Don't neglect exercises and warm-ups.

    Learn proper technique.

    Have a structured practice routine, and keep to it.

    always practice with a metronome.

    make sure you have a solid foundation before you go skipping off to do the "fun" stuff.

    keep posting here, as this is the best place to get bass advice(for free) anywhere.

    practice singing what you play, and playing what you sing.

    To help both your reading AND your ear tremendously, practice transcribing.

    these are just ideas, to help get the most of out your time.

    I have followed some religiously, but others I slacked on, but I wish I hadn't.

    you are bound to get more(and better) input later.

    till then, do a search, and you will likely find some good stuff.

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