Where to Begin

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by rockin982, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. rockin982


    Jan 27, 2004
    NJ, USA
    Well, this week I bit the bullet and got myself a little bass.
    This is what I got:

    Brice Prestige Z Neck-Thru 6 String Bass
    Fender Rumble 60 Amp
    Korg Toneworks PX4B Pandora Effects Processor
    Boss RC-20XL LoopStation w/ footswitch

    I'm looking for some good recordings to start learning. I'm interested in Jazz, Gospel, R&B, and solo bass to begin with, and I want to learn both slap and fingering techniques. Any ideas on good starting points?

    P.S. Some of my favorite guys: Marcus Miller, Anthony Jackson, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Michael Manring, Bunny Brunel, John Patitucci, Tony Levin, Gary Grainger, Jaco Pastorius
  2. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    It may sound like a cop-out, but find a good teacher. Tell him all that you've told us and that you want to learn reading music rather than tab... you're not going to get away with tab for jazz.

    Edit: if your post is for real, that is. You bought a six string as a first bass, with a loopstation?
  3. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Get a teacher.