Teach me.

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Bessie, Sep 23, 2002.

  1. Bessie


    Aug 11, 2002
    I really wish I could find someone who could teach me how to better myself with bass in exchange for.......(hehe.sorry)
  2. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
  3. hayngman


    Aug 20, 2002
    Wise County, TX
    Practice, first of all. Also, learn songs from different styles of music, not just from your favorite artists (I take it you like Manson, eh?). Variety is very good. You might learn lots of new tricks, even if you never use some of them.
    If you're taking lessons, listen to your teacher. Learning scales and theory is a plus. If you know any fingering exercises (fretboard and plucking hands) they'll help you get faster and mor flexible.
    This is all basic stuff that you may already know and do, but I hope it helps.

    I'll take my payment now.:D :D :D
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    No, it's always carrots!! ;)
  5. With a double "t" eh Bruce?? These must be special carrots.


    One to me.

  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Lesson 1:

    Topics about learning to play the bass go in "General Instruction"

  7. Bessie


    Aug 11, 2002
    Does anybody know where I can learn these without having lessons?(i.e. the internet.) I'm most likley going to get a teacher in or around January because I can't really afford one right now. I have to wait for my birthday because that's what my mommy (yes, I still call her that sometimes)is going to get me. So, in conclusion, I have to wait so I'm trying to teach myself everything that I possobly can.
    Unless someone wants to exchange lessons for sauerkraut and carrots?????
  8. How about pizza?
  9. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I already have suerkraut (sp?) carrots, and pizza.....

    How about a new bass?

    Nothing is better than a real teacher since its a two way thing where the teacher see's what you need work on and can help you better.

  10. http://www.wheatdesign.com/bassbook/

    It's a good start.
  11. Great site Peter, thanks for pointing it out!
  12. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
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  13. Bessie


    Aug 11, 2002
    that is a great site. thank you very much. i read it until my eyes bled and my ears rang.