New to bass and TB

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by jacobbrown11, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. jacobbrown11

    jacobbrown11 Guest

    Jan 9, 2009
    Hey guys im Jacob im a beginner bassist and dont have my own bass....yet :p
    cya round
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Here are a few links that I've collected along the way that I've found enlightening and hope you will as well.

    Read as many of the FAQ's in each forum as you can, possibly bookmarking them for future reference.

    Fill out your "User Profile". TB Slang, forum usage, maint., posting TB rules, Website questions, Membership, Terms of Use TB posting and etiquette tips

    *Note: On TB, G.A.S. or GAS means Gear Aquisition Syndrome

    Do a TB search before you create a new thread. The internal TB is limited to words 3 characters or more. IMO, the Google search option is more flexible. Google's Advanced Search parameters help refine your searches. Putting a "year" in your search terms is one method to limit responses.

    Here's a link to a helpfull Google search tutorial:
    example: The - is used for any search where you don't want to see a result with a certain word included.

    In your "MyTalkBass" control panel, menu selection "Edit Options". Click on "Edit Options", select "Default Thread Subscription Mode". I find it useful to choose "Daily email notification". TB sends an email for each thread you post in so you can read subsequent replies w/o having to log in.

    Within the "Edit Options" page, you can setup TB to send you an email when you receive a Private Message (PM). This is very helpful if you don't log on regularly.

    For ease of use, outline of links by Category and Sub-Category.



    3. LEARNING:
    ~Online Lessons
    ~Ear Training
    ~Books and Instructional Materials
    ~Getting Creative
    ~Going "pro"
    ~Teaching Bass
    ~Free Jam Tracks


    5. STYLES:
    ~Funk, Groove, R&B
    ~Hip Hop

    ~Leaving the band
    ~Band Management
    ~Band Names
    ~Band Rehearsals/Gigs/P.A.
    ~Cool Rigs, Equipment and Info
    ~Building/Fixin' Stuff


    8. OTHER
    ~Tips for day to day living

    1. MUST READS If I only knew then.. Best musical advice Things every bassist should know

    2. NEWBIES & Non-NEWBIES Beginners mistakes/where to start How to develop musically Find a teacher Guitarists switching to bass First bass advice How to setup a bass Upgrade bass or amp first? Buying cables 1 of 2 2 of 2 Comfortable strap 1 of 3 2 of 3 3 of 3 Tab or not to tab? Getting off tabs Sight read or not? TB member Dmanlamius-great beginners site Intro Bass Lesson (click on "Beginners") Read bass clef Learning rythym Software-Read bass clef (recommended- TB member AlphaMale) print bass clef flashcards and staff paper Visual Beginning Music Theory (Power Point lessons), ear trainer

    ~Practicing How to practice 1 of 2 2 of 2 Headphone amps/mixers/trainers Recommendations for good headphones Help! My wrist/fingers are sore and/or tingling Repairing cuts on your fretting fingers

    ~Online lessons Who's the best Youtube teacher? with MarlowDK TB member Dmanlamius-great beginners site Online bass course (5 day free trial) Free and paid lessons from Cliff Engel Cliff Engel customer reviews Bass studies,online metronome,bass clef tutor & more Tab based lessons by members for members Beginners' guide/lessons, tech advice,drills, bass sound files & more. For all bassists, videos & more,

    ~Books and instructional materials Books, DVDs, all styles and methods Looking for the Bass "Bible" MarlowDK's recommended books "Best" theory/harmony book TB Book Links - all styles,levels and techniques See all of Jon's books and others

    ~Ear training. Test your ear Great, free downloadable ear trainer (basic/advanced) - uses chords to help you. Solfege training included. "Must have" program.

    ~Theory Learn to read music 1 of 2 2 of 2 Improve site reading Intro to scale & chord theory Learning Theory TB Gen.Instruction Theory links list Theory (from the DB side of TB) Learning "modes" Reason for modes Using modes Key signatures/Circle of 5ths/Cycle of 4ths Circle of 5ths (spreadsheet format) Music Theory. Check out the tutorials, exercises and reference dictionary

    ~Getting creative Where does creativity come from? Creating bass lines 1 of 3 2 of 3 - Target Approach 3 of 3 - For a jam Playing scales Playing behind/ahead of the beat "Feel"

    ~Going "pro" Becoming a session player

    ~Teaching Bass

    ~Software: Transcribing, Slow Downer, Looping, Recording, Utilities Slow down software 1 of 2 2 of 2 Transcribing software Free music software Cheap but good recording software Computer utilities/software you can't do without

    ~Free Jam tracks Note: there are still free tracks. Scroll down below the Stevie Ray video (current as to 2/7/09). Drum tracks

    4.COLLEGE MUSIC So you want to be a music major in college? Solfege Solfege training. Free downloadable program Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Theory Dictionary Auditioning for college jazz band College audition dilemma Classical sheet music (free)

    5. STYLES
    ~Blues First blues "open mic." jam 1 of 3 2 of 3 3 of 3 Slow blues Blues progressions explained w/ audio samples Influential blues musicians (mostly) pre-1959 History "Blues Bass" by TB member Jonster (John Liebman) Blues books "101 Razor-Sharp Blues Turnarounds by Larry McCabe "Complete Rhythm Guitar Guide for Blues Bands" by Larry McCabe

    ~Funk,Groove,R&B Links to over 20 funk,groove and R&B bass players Funk 101 "Funk Bass" by TB member Jonster (John Liebman) R&B/Funk " Standing in the Shadows of Motown" James Jamerson book/CD Funk Bass Bible

    ~Latin Learning Latin music "The Latin Bass Book" by Oscar Stagnaro and Chuck Sher

    ~Jazz Learning Improvization Primer - Sabatella (Book/Online) Walking bass lines examples Walking bass lines books Jazz Scales History of Jazz

    ~Metal Metal How to scream/growl


    6. BEING IN A BAND How "good" do you have to be to play in a band?

    ~Starting Covers vs. Originals Playing in a 3 piece band Advertising for new member(s) New Band Cover band

    ~Auditioning How to audition for new band 1 of 2 2of 2 Auditioning -new member 1 of 3 2 of 3 -red flag stories 3 of 3 -story

    ~Band names Best/worst real band names Infamous band name thread Changing a band's name

    ~Leaving the band Quitting Getting fired

    ~Band management Intro Books First band Running a band: democracy or dictatorship? How to fire a band member Band "funds", "to be or not to be?" Originals Band "paying dues" Is playing for "free" really "free"? Getting gigs Advertising yourself Business cards

    ~Band Reheasal/Gigs/P.A. Bassist's guide to singing Protect your hearing! Wear ear plugs! In-ear monitors Band rehearsal through headphones Rehearsal -tips 1 of 3 2 of 3 -efficiency 3 0f 3 -how often? Recording rehearsals/practice/gigs Learn Live Sound mixing Moving equipment 1 of 2 2 of 2 Coiling cables First gig 1 of 2 2 of 2 To noodle or not to noodle? Being asked to turn down the VOLUME Compression will save your

    P.A. What size? First Upgrading Upgrading Configuring Learn Live Sound mixing

    ~Cool rigs, equipment and info TB Amps FAQs Links to 30 light weight cabs,amps, combos Buying a combo 1 of 2 2 of 2 Combos vs Head/Cab 10's v. 12's v. 15's v. 18's 1 of 2 2 of 2 4x10 vs. 2-2x10 vs. 2x10/1x15 vertical stack Happy with my rig 1 of 2 2 of 2 Mini-rigs of doom 1 of 2 2 of 2 Rigs of doom "I want a monster amp!" Ulitmate fantasy rig Gear insurance thread Isolating Amp/Cabs from stage/each other

    ~Building/Fixin' Stuff Upgrading speakers in old cabs Cabs Cabs(plans included) + discussion of cab building Bill Fitzmaurice cabs Light weight fiberglass cab Parts Building a tube amp Fixing tube amps Good amp-tech links TB's Luthier's Corner Bass Setup and Repair Sound proofing (reduction) 1 of 2 2 of 3 -w/ room pics 3 of 3 -w/ room pics

    ~Guitars 12 string guitars Favorite guitar?

    7. EFFECTS/ACCESSORIES TB Effects Forum Lights for your fretboard.

    8. OTHER
    ~Tips for day to day living Gadgets and Gizmos Tips for living Ways to save money
  3. jonster


    Nov 12, 2008
    Jeez, Stumbo! You're a wild man! What would we do without you?

    Jon Liebman
  4. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    damn, Stumbo!! :D have em sticky that!! :)
  5. bigsack

    bigsack Guest

    Mar 8, 2010
    this one definitely must be a sticky!
  6. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Check out my updated links in my sig. below.

    Thanks for your support.