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New Year's bass resolutions!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by SlavaF, Dec 31, 2004.


  1. SlavaF

    SlavaF

    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Happy New Year fellow low-enders! What are your goals for 2005, as far as bass goes? What would you all like to accomplish this year? Just for fun, we can check this thread later on in the year and see if we are successful. So here goes...

    -get good at reading bass music
    -find a reliable band to practise and gig with
    -start listening to jazz and improve my walking skills
    -buy a 6 string and an acoustic bass and get good on those
    -keep learning songs
    -get a computer in my room and record my practise sessions
    -get better with a pick, and maybe learn to slap

    and another music related resolution, start taking keyboard lessons!
     
  2. Learn keyboard and learn to play parts effeciently

    Strive to be better at bass

    get better at music theory!! MUCH BETTER!

    that's really it...
     
  3. Lewis7789

    Lewis7789

    Sep 17, 2004
    Akron, Ohio USA
    Sales; ClearSonic Mfg.
    That's what I plan on doing, especially learning to read.

    Happy New Year guys!!! :hyper:
     
  4. ...play louder, especially if someone says I'm too loud. And buy more basses that are way too good for me!
     
  5. -Learn Piano/Keyboard
    -Brush up on my Guitar
    -Learn how to read flawlessly(Treb and Bass)
    -Become more educated in theory
    -Play more gigs,and generally become a better musician

    thats it...for now.
     
  6. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    Do well/get accepted to music school [shooting for either CCPA/Roosevelt University or Berklee]

    Become a better bassist both electric and acoustic [upright]

    Learn the modes to the point of automation

    Improve my reading

    Learn/improve my theory knowledge

    Become a better musician than i currently am

    Gear side

    Get a Sadowsky Metro RV5

    Ken Smith/Roscoe/other Modern 5

    Maybe an 18inch cab for my rig [doubt it]
     
  7. Joey3313

    Joey3313

    Nov 28, 2003
    Fix my bass.



    That's it.
     
  8. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Australia
    Improve my reading in particular along with theory... I am getting my first student this year and I want to be as good for her as I can be. There is another bass resolution, be the best teacher/tutor I can be and get as much out of it as I hope to give.

    Also I want to pay off the last bit of my 6 string bass.
     
  9. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Improve every aspect of playing as much as I can
    Get some GOOD gear - I'm tired of this cheap crap!
    Get a good band together...
     
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I want to significantly improve my reading and improve my theory. I want to buy only one bass this year. Get one of those bass CD players with the headphones that let you practice at half speed.
     
  11. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
    East Coast, US
    Just keep on keepin on, really. I feel good about how I'm doing. :)
     
  12. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Get molded ear plugs and do everything to protect my hearing
    Continue to develop my chops
    Continue to develop theory
    Play a live jazz gig
    Practice lots with my trio
     
  13. First of all, get new gear, mine really sucks, just look at my profile and see.

    Second- Less sloppiness

    Third- Become more technical or creative or both :)
     
  14. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    practice as little as possible, or never... give minimal thought to reading music and theory in general...


    what i mean is, im taking drums a bit more seriously.
     
  15. - get regular gigs for my new band
    - buy a brother for my SR5 (brand/model yet to be decided)
     
  16. ahhelpme

    ahhelpme

    Aug 26, 2004
    -Learn to run with three fingers
    -Learn to use a pick and run at the same time
    -Learn more bass theory and bass techniques
    -Learn proper vocals whilst playing (Lead and Backup)
    - Once I get overseas in february, get a good part-time job, to buy a better amp, and some bass instruction books
    - Get into another band ( im currently in one, but im moving overseas to live)
    -Apply lead guitar skills and technique to bass by looking at my brothers lead guitar books and learning from him ( thats gonna be a bitch!)
    Theres a whole lot more, but i probably wont do them.
     
  17. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    1) Find and/or start a band. It has been way too long.
    2) Set aside about 20-30 more mintues to add to my practice routine to allow for more transcription time.
    3) Get an Epifani T-110 so the 112 has someone to play with. :)
     
  18. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    1. Piano lessons
    2. Improve knowledge of music theory
    3. Find some people to play jazz with
     
  19. kearney

    kearney

    Jul 5, 2004
    get better at bass/guitar
    not fall in with another psycho/complicated girl
    not die