New to bass - books / resources?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Lulu Bosoc, Jul 13, 2020.


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  1. Lulu Bosoc

    Lulu Bosoc

    Jul 13, 2020
    Scotland
    Hello! I am new to the forum. To be honest, I haven't been a forum member for like a decade!

    I've just bought a bass and I am a total beginner from all points of views, from technique to playing scales. What resources would you recommend for learning music theory, technique, practicing exercises etc.? My goal is to start gigging and eventually maybe become a session bassist.

    Thank you in advance for your help!

    By the way, sorry if I posted this in the wrong place (still learning my way around the forum).
     
  2. I've just asked the moderator to move this to "General Instruction" for you. ;)
     
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  3. Lulu Bosoc

    Lulu Bosoc

    Jul 13, 2020
    Scotland
    Thank you Michael!
     
  4. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
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  5. fearceol

    fearceol

    Nov 14, 2006
    Ireland
    Hi and welcome to TB. :)

    Check out this link on getting started. Lots of useful information here.
    How to get started?

    If at all possible I would recommend getting a real, live, actual teacher. Doing so would get you off to a great start, especially with regards to safe technique.

    Resourses I would recommend are :

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLImrzCNnL5PkSfa1gUpsGzSMELR31yW9h
    www.talkingbass.net
    www.studybass.com
    https://www.amazon.com/Leonard-Bass-Method-Easy-Use/dp/0793563836


    No doubt others will come along with lots of recommendations.
     
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  6. GastonD

    GastonD

    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    If you are looking for a book, pick between Ed Friedland's Hal Leonard Bass Method or Patrick Pfeifer's Bass For Dummies.
    The suggestions above are very helpful, too.
     
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  7. Malcolm35

    Malcolm35

    Aug 7, 2018
    The last two posts just about covered it.

    Good luck.
     
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