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Musical goals for 2004?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mark beem, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    For me:

    Finish and have available Lachesis' debut CD..

    Finish and have available my SkunKworkS (solo) CD..

    Lots of work to improve my cross string playing.. (I need a lot of work!!)

    Improve my fretless playing and intonation..

    Work on improvisation skills!!!

    So what about you guys??
  2. notabob


    Sep 20, 2003
    cincinnati ohio
    get through our time in the studio in february. i can hardly wait...:bassist:

    and id definitely like to see myself become a better bassist in the aspect of slapping and possibly improve my ear a little bit. i am still on that quest for that ultimate tone too, incase that counts.
  3. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Learn to play fretless
    Learn to site read
    Join a band
    Join the school concert and jazz bands
    Get another job to pay for music hobbies
    Learn some more music theory
    Improve tapping
  4. Improve upon the bass guitar:)
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Play out more with my originals band.

    Record at least 6 more songs.

    Write at least 4 more songs.

    Continue to improve my knowledge of theory.

    Continue to improve my sight reading skills.

    Work up some solo tapping arrangements of traditional hymns.

    Improve my singing.
  6. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    I just got my six-string fretless, which will be my main bass for a long time, so working on intonation will be key (I haven't played almost any fretless for about a year). Also, I need to work on the coordination between my left and right hands. I think this could greatly increase my cleanliness and speed as they often don't mesh.

    I'd also like to learn to play a little piano, and try to get my left pinky completely better, as it's been slightly injured at the knuckle for over a year with tendonitis-like pain and I've laid off of it as a result.
  7. -By June i want to no all the songs im playing for my year 12 exam backwards
    -Do well in my year 12 exam
    -Learn more theory
    -Learn to improvise better
    -Study Jazz/Blues/Funk music to become better in these styles
    -Learn some more solos im not doing for year 12 (portrait of tracey, continuum, run for cover)

    think that covers it
  8. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Learn more standards by heart,

    Learn jazz heads(melodies)

    Improve walking bass playing

    Improve playing/reading in the harder key signatures. Improve reading, period.

    Have a practice schedule with specific goals that I won't slag off.

    Learn more about getting a band organized and gig worthy, also learn more about booking, etc.

    Write more music, improve lyrics.
  9. Visirale


    Mar 23, 2003
    -Make first stand in my school's orchestra on DB.

    -Become bassist for the school jazz band

    -Get a decent bass :)

    -Attempt to learn Portrait of Tracy
  10. Play bass more then I am on TB;)
  11. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Finish my band Cartoon Safari's demo

    Complete CS's website

    improve my cross string playing

    Get a 6 string and a new rig

    Work on improv skills

    Greatly improve my theory
  12. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    1) find a singer for my band (yes this was last year's goal too...:meh: )

    2) Not waste money on gear-whoring.
  13. Improve my singing

    Get a band going with members who agree on musical influences (or at least COVERS)

    Improve with chord knowledge/improvising/writing melodies

    build up dexterity

    Continue to strive to be as melodic as Jaco.
  14. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
    Better intonation.

    A regular practice schedule.

    Recording my band's album and getting some gigs.

    Better improv and groove playing.

    Studying some new players like Stuart Zender and Rocco Prestia.
  15. Danksalot


    Apr 9, 2003
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    Endorsing Artist: SIT Strings
    I'm gonna try to stop drinking my bath-water.:D

    Get at least ten of my wife's songs recorded and on CD.
    Oh, and support my family financially by playing music.:eek: :bassist:
  16. Get my band fully together and working.

    Find memembers with the best aspects possible for the music.

    Write great music that sounds fairly unique and original.

    Get a job to finish up my rig.
  17. Learn more theory.

    When I go to Uni next year (I'm off to Glamorgan,) I want to try and start up a screamo or a metalcore band.

    Improve vocals so I can do backing "singing."
  18. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    • I'm going to finally take some lessons (I'd like to tighten up my technique, learn some theory, learn how to read and write music and work on my ear training).
    • Finish some of my originals.
    • Go into the studio and get some of my originals professionally recorded.
    • Put a live band together.

    Wish me luck on all of 'em.
  19. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    Start a band
    Learn to sing better
    become better song wrighter.
    Play live
  20. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    My goals are:

    Improve my upright playing

    dive more heavily into ear training and get good at it [e.g. being able to identify Maj 3rd, Perfect 4th, etc by ear]

    Study more theory [i'm in a full year class @ school]

    Sight read at least 3 days a week

    Get my bass project finished

    get my rig bought

    learn/get to the point of being proficient on new techniques

    Practice more [2-3hrs a day so far]

    Not get burnt out.

    That's all

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