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New Bassist

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ZEPfan4lyfe, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. ZEPfan4lyfe


    Jan 7, 2005
    I just strted playing Bass. I'm only 13 and I've gone to 1 lesson so far. I was woundering if anyone had any tips for me?
  2. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    practice practice practice
  3. has anyone mentioned practice yet?
  4. Head Creep

    Head Creep

    Nov 6, 2004
    Los Angeles
    I would recommend not doing anything that could cause you to lose the use of your arms, hands or fingers. And practice.
  5. My advice to you is when you play, always make sure you're completely relaxed. In fact, practice next to a large mirror, if possible. Use as few muscles as possible to play, and whatever you play, use your ears. A lot of beginners just play the notes, which is a good because they're still learning the notes, but remember to always keep your ears active.

    Anyways, that's just stuff I wish I had known from the start. :)

    Oh, and above all, have fun! Love the music that comes out of your bass. Dig those groovy tones, mon.