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Starting out

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Tiberya, May 2, 2010.

  1. Tiberya


    May 2, 2010
    Hey guys!

    i just started playing bass but i have no idea what to play when i have my bass in my hands i have been playing for 8 weeks but it seems now that im just stuck
    if any of you have some pointers for me that would be a great help

    thanks in advance!
  2. Learn a song, get a book, learn how to read, get a teacher.

    Getting a teacher or playing a different style of music can get you out of a rut. Learning to read is always important if you are serious. Teachers can help your technique, because the problem might be that your technique is making your playing difficult.
  3. Beginner Bass

    Beginner Bass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Round Rock, TX
    A&R, Soulless Corporation Records
    A teacher will help a lot.
  4. Tiberya


    May 2, 2010
    thanks for the feedback so far
    i have a teacher but it feels like i dont progress at all
    maybe thats just me being impatient
  5. Andyman001

    Andyman001 moderation must be taken with a grain of salt

    Feb 11, 2010
    practice scales in different positions:)
  6. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    Be patient, take your time. You cant expect to be too far advanced after only eight weeks. If you are not happy with your teacher, get another, preferably a bassist, as opposed to a guitarist who teaches bass. If you are happy with your teacher then trust him/her and practice what they advise until you have mastered it, no matter how long it takes. Learn where all the notes are on the fretboard.

    Listen to the music you like. Pick some of the easier songs and listen closely to them. Hear how the bass fits into the song. Trying playing along.
  7. Tiberya


    May 2, 2010
    i have not looked at them yet but i will when i get home (at work now)
    but i guess i have to be more patient

    thank you guys for the great reply's
  8. I found playing along to blues backing tracks a great help.

    That pentatonic pattern omit the top two strings.

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