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Old 03-09-2006, 07:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a bass a few months ago. Its a fender p-bass. I just got it to learn. Once I learn I think I'll get something better. Anyway, I play basic guitar, and that might help a little. Any advice for starting out? I dont wanna pay for lessons or anything, so I'm hoping somebody here can kinda tell me if I should do drills, or start out reading tabs to learn or whatever. And I was in an orchestra for 7 years playing the cello, so I know bass strings because we kinda sat right next to them and I learned how to play alittle standup bass from them.

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Old 03-10-2006, 11:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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add me and ill try sending you some basic scales and help in any way i can, you'll be playing victor wooten and les claypool in no time

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Old 03-10-2006, 12:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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add me and ill try sending you some basic scales and help in any way i can, you'll be playing victor wooten and les claypool in no time

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I added you. You could email me at PipersLabyrinthX@yahoo.com. And thanks much. My friend wants to start a band, but I dont really know what I'm doing.
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oh balls you dont have msn, i was gonna send you powertabs and send you some stuff on there
would have been so easy, ok erm...right learn all your basic theory, name of each note, basic major and minor scales, try to find some basic finger exercises so you can get used to playing the bass comfortably, all this could and should be found in google..any problems or questions just gimme an email.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, I am in advanced music theory, getting ready to take the advanced music theory exam for a college. And I did use to mess around with stand up bass. So I know theorectically HOW to play the bass. But finger excersises would be a great idea. I kinda gave up on guitar 'cause I have short fingers and couldnt get chords within my grasp, lol. I'll let you know if I need help. thanks.
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hey

um i play bass
so to begin u might just want to do chromatic scales up and down the fret board for 1-24 and back up
then of course scales c major - c#major etc
then move on to modes
finally once uve mastered scales to like dif variations like 3rds 4rths 5ths 6ths 7ths soo ie if i was doing c major in thirds i would go C E D F E G F A G B A C ETC...
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I like good ol' Nirvana covers. The basslines are totally do-able, get your hands moving around the fretboards, and are kind of cute and retro. They're lots of fun. And RHCP, which, depending on the song are not as stupidly difficult as you might think.

Learning actual scales and stuff is good too (um, probably essential actually, but you know the theory, so probably less of a necessity for you), but throwing in some tabbed songs (or even playing from ear if you can) is good practice in getting your hands moving, building up some big-ass callouses, and keeping your interest. And that's most important. Having fun playing stuff you like. Anyone with an ounce of musical knowledge can be an adequate bassist, and given that you're a proper muso, yeah, you'll have no probs.
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I like good ol' Nirvana covers. The basslines are totally do-able, get your hands moving around the fretboards, and are kind of cute and retro. They're lots of fun. And RHCP, which, depending on the song are not as stupidly difficult as you might think.

Learning actual scales and stuff is good too (um, probably essential actually, but you know the theory, so probably less of a necessity for you), but throwing in some tabbed songs (or even playing from ear if you can) is good practice in getting your hands moving, building up some big-ass callouses, and keeping your interest. And that's most important. Having fun playing stuff you like. Anyone with an ounce of musical knowledge can be an adequate bassist, and given that you're a proper muso, yeah, you'll have no probs.
I tried some red hot chili peppers. Some songs really arent as complicated as they sound. But some really are. lol
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