Nice place ya got here.

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by geckomafia, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. geckomafia


    Feb 25, 2014
    Northern KY
    I'm Jon and I'm new to the world of bass. I did take a few lessons when I was 13, but after about 3 or 4, I broke my left wrist, which put my bass career on hold. For whatever reason I didn't pick it back up. Now I'm 41 and ready to give it another go. I picked up a Peavey grind NTB 4 last week, and for now will be self teaching.
  2. MalcolmAmos

    MalcolmAmos Supporting Member

    Yes, welcome back. I take for granted you will need to start over. Bass Guitar for Dummies is a good book to start over with. I'm a major scale pattern guy and rely upon fake cord sheet music . After you get your fingers around some of the following pull up some fake chord sheet music on the songs you like and use the following in bass lines for those songs. Just in case -- here is what fake chord sheet music looks like.
    And here is how the bass fits into all this.

    Welcome and have fun. The above can keep you busy for several months and should take some of the rust off.
  3. Trayster2


    Aug 13, 2012
    Hal Leonard's method books by Ed Frieland and Roy Vogt's "Teach Me Bass Guitar" DVDs are a winning combo.
  4. geckomafia


    Feb 25, 2014
    Northern KY
    Yes, I'm definitely starting over. Honestly I didn't make it out of the driveway the first time. I borrowed a copy of the "for dummies" book from the library, so I have some reading ahead of me. I can't even understand a minor third of MalcomAmos' reply .... Thanks for the advice and tips, and by all means, keep it coming. I seem to remember seeing the Hal Leonard book 1 somewhere recently, if I can just remember where...
  5. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Queens, NY
    Welcome back Jon! Enjoy the trip! :)
  6. geckomafia


    Feb 25, 2014
    Northern KY
    Thanks! I'm making my way through Bass for Dummies, and having fun doing it.