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Theory

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by lowb, Jul 28, 2000.


  1. lowb

    lowb

    Jul 27, 2000
    London, UK
    I've been playing bass now for about 5 years however i've never had a single lesson. You may be thinking that i must be a bad player, however i have a good "ear" for music, and can usually pick up songs quickly, eg.Jaco's teen town i can play quite a decent version.
    I'm now thinking of getting lessons as i want to progress, and gain knowledge.My question is, will learning theory change my view on music for the worse ie,I don't want to lose the enjoyment of just playing and creating sounds.
    I hope you can understand my question.Cheers!
     
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    lowb,

    how can having more knowledge be detrimental. I just can't see it. Just remember, always, the final judge must be your ears.

    Mike

    LEARN ALL THE THEORY YOU CAN THEN FORGET IT!
    also read Kenny Werner's "Effortless Mastery"