Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by vile256, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. vile256


    Oct 18, 2001
    i've been playing for a year now and i want to be able to solo like a guitarist, only on a bass. does anyone know any good left-hand speed techniques?
  2. ThrashBassist


    Oct 9, 2001
    Tapping(right handed technique) Fast hammer on/pull off/triplet stuff, Tremelo-ing, work on playing fast I suppose, unless you wanna play whole note solos, like some bands I've heard of.... ;)
  3. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    try to play guitar solos on your bass. i tried this and its pretty fun actually.
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well ....just learn the blues scale and keep going up and down as fast as you can! ;)
  5. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    yup, nothing to it, 'cause if you ask any non-musician listener at a concert or something, they'll say that anything that comes out of a bass sounds cool, and if the bass player is good, it sounds even better. So just being a bassist has its advantages over guitar, which you must be incredible to be noticed, at the least, which can take nearly 10 to 20 years of playing to accomplish.
  6. vile256


    Oct 18, 2001
    thanks for the tips. i appreciate it :)
  7. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Hehehe! Nice, Ed. Very out of character, though!
  8. vile256


    Oct 18, 2001
    what the hell is that supposed to mean?
  9. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    I thought it was pretty self explanitory
  10. vile256


    Oct 18, 2001
    all i asked for was tips on improving left hand speed. i know how to play the frickin thing, i'm just trying to see if anyone can help me get better. is that a problem?
  11. 20 to 30 years. Damn.:)