Sounding like famous bass players

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Samelot, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Samelot


    Jun 23, 2005
    how long does it take for a bass player to encourperate famous bass player styles into his own music?

    And also, How do u guys find fast exersizes, not always on the scales guidlines, but just anything thats complicated and fast and sounds good. Do u guys find parts in songs that are tough, or do u make them up urselves? I dunno, ive just been feeling very uninspired latley, and im having a tough time with my theroy, i feel like im way behind, and ill never reach the pro level, where i just think of great note choices like jaco or victor.
  2. how long have you been playing?
    because i can tell you one thing, the greats like victor and jaco only did three things to achieve greatness.
    1. Practice
    2. Practice
    3. Practice
    unfortunatly, there is no substute for practice, so i guess thats all there is to it!
  3. C-5KO


    Mar 9, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    I think the key word here is "think".

    For me, reaching a level of not having to think, but feeling it, is one step closer.

    For inspiration, I always try to lift things, solos, basslines. And then I usually dig into some ear-training. I try to do things away from the bass. Lifting, I'll try to do on the keyboard.