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...so i'm starting lessons soon!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by ()smoke(), Mar 10, 2008.


  1. ()smoke()

    ()smoke()

    Feb 25, 2006
    Dallas
    i'd been at a fork in the road wherein i felt i needed to choose either guitar or bass and concentrate on one

    ...i've played guitar for much longer, and from a technical standpoint, i'm better at it--but i feel that i'm picking up the bass quicker and more naturally (maybe it's the guitar that helped, i don't know)

    but, i finally realized that i can put more into both, especially bass--so i called a local instructor and will start saturday

    i'm stoked


    ...and it will be all fretless since i sold my geddy lee last week and have no fretted bass anymore, which should make it even more interesting:bassist:
     
  2. ynie92992

    ynie92992

    Jul 27, 2007
    North Carolina
    Congrats,man!:bassist:
     
  3. Will it not be kinda hard to go fretted when your knowledge of notes is probably on a much shorter scale?
    But anyway... good on ya ;)
     
  4. Awesome... I started taking lessons two months ago... played guitar beforehand (which i believe helps my bass playing) and about 5 months ago i started to mess around with my friends bass during band class and fell in love and got money and bought my first bass December 26 of last year... i'm learning a lot of lessons and i'm glad i got into bass...

    good luck with the lessons... not sure about the whole fretless thing... does it have fret markers? if not might be a little harder lol
     
  5. twobit

    twobit

    Nov 3, 2005
    Allen, Texas
    Who are you using? IM in the Dallas area and just started a couple of weeks ago.
     
  6. ()smoke()

    ()smoke()

    Feb 25, 2006
    Dallas

    i'm going to study with Renilson Corrente--who are you with?
     
  7. ()smoke()

    ()smoke()

    Feb 25, 2006
    Dallas
    thanks man!

    regarding the fretless thing--i've been playing more bass than guitar for the last couple of years, and before i put together my fretless, i concentrated for a long while on fretting notes as close to the frets as possilbe on my fretted to get my muscle memory started, so the transition wasn't such a drastic one

    i'm not by any means 'good' on the fretless, but i feel comfortable enough that i prefer it to fretted and want to improve

    it will undoubtedly be quite challenging, and i'm very excited about it...i like how it necessitates that i use my ear more than ever, and i think it will help me with both instruments tremendously:)
     
  8. twobit

    twobit

    Nov 3, 2005
    Allen, Texas
    Clint Franzen in Plano.
     

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