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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by T-BIRD bassist, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. T-BIRD bassist

    T-BIRD bassist

    Jun 24, 2004
    im sorta new to the hole ska syle playing i would realy like to know what are some important things to learn for playing ska that would help me advance eith my speed skill or anything that help me understand it better
  2. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    No one in the world can type anything that will help you nearly as much as if you just get some English Beat, The Specials, and Bob Marley records and listen/play along.
  3. Bigwig


    Dec 27, 2003
  4. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Drop the one.

    Know the beat.

    Find the groove.
  5. josh_m


    May 5, 2004
    Davie, Fl
    If you are talking ska/punk then arpeggios are what most of the bass lines consist of, just learn a lot of major, minor, M7, m7, etc. arpeggios and go to town.