Two Beginner Questions

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by the_vza1, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. the_vza1


    Jun 15, 2004
    Ive been learning how to play from a friend for 4-5 months
    we got some songs down and are starting to write our own as he's teaching me scales and stuff

    1) I desperately want to begin distinguishing notes by ear and developing that talent , how do i start because all ive been using is tab, and thats not gonna help me much in the future. How do i begin?

    2) I started playing with this drummer kid and thought it was the best exprience ever, fun as hell, and more fulfilling than just guitar + bass, but apparently he wasnt very good, do better drummers make for a funner time?

    any help is appreciated
  2. Drummers are an endless source of amusement... :p

    Good drummers make playing much more fun.
  3. Alexander

    Alexander Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Try - good for helping hear intervals (the distance between notes). I also think it is important for a number of reasons to learn the two-octave major scale and practice it in different keys - singing the notes as you play them (as numbers AND as the note itself).

    And yes, good drummers are VERY VERY important. I play in a band with one average drummer and one who is AMAZING (normally plays guitar). The difference between the two is incredible.