0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

absolute beginner help

Chairag yadav
Posts: 33
Greetings everyone!
Hello johnny…..

I play guitar and know the basics….I want to learn bass guitar as I was always interested in bass….are there any good online lessons with pdf download support on net?
Guys plz help me as I really love bass and bass is kinda unique….I admire it….I am also playing drums since last 4 years so i have an appreciable knowledge about beats and rhytm…..
Plz help me as I wanna do smthing unique…..evrybdy isn't a gud a bass guitarist

P.S-plz dnt recommend personal tutions or any music school as I've checked most of them in my area….all teachers there are guitar players but not ‘bass’ guitar players or teachers specifically….so u see….therz no point in learning frm them….I want an expert so that I can be a good bass player not an average one….and I can't find any good bass guitar player in my area….

Thanks
Sidsquishus
Posts: 1147
I'll restate something StrathAdam suggested the last time you asked this:

http://www.studybass.com/

follow the bass lessons study guide and work through all the lessons. MickBass also found this site helpful.

Cheers, and best of luck!
MickBass
Posts: 26
@ Chairag yadav

That site is fantastic that Sidsquishus has recommended, just click on the study guide and follow the lessons through in order.

There is a bit of reading at first and maybe a bit long winded but its worth it in the end.
Quote:
I'll restate something StrathAdam suggested the last time you asked this: http://www.studybass.com/ Cheers, and best of luck!

Haha man u've gotta good memory :p….thanks

Btw I have 1 more query..
Should I buy bass guitar right now or later?
Quote:
I'll restate something StrathAdam suggested the last time you asked this: http://www.studybass.com/ Cheers, and best of luck!

Haha man u've gotta good memory :p….thanks

Btw I have 1 more query..
Should I buy bass guitar right now or later?
Sidsquishus
Posts: 1147
You'll need a bass to practice. You'll need to borrow or buy one. It should be readily available so you can pick it up whenever you want to.
Quote:
You'll need a bass to practice. You'll need to borrow or buy one. It should be readily available so you can pick it up whenever you want to.


Okay…. How much time would it take?
n if I buy a used bass what things should I check and watch out for?
Quote:
@ Chairag yadav That site is fantastic that Sidsquishus has recommended, just click on the study guide and follow the lessons through in order. There is a bit of reading at first and maybe a bit long winded but its worth it in the end.

Thanks man….once I buy bass i'll surely practice and read fr studybass.com

Cheers
MickBass
Posts: 26
Firstly and most of all check the neck, make sure its not warped or anything,

then check the frets to see how worn they are (it could need a fret job)
plug it in make sure it works, and that the tuning pegs work properly
(thats not too expensive to fix i change mine pegs for about $40)

and also make sure you feel comfortable playing it

read this
http://www.brucerichardsonmusic.com/Used_Bass_Tips.html

** PRACTICING **

I recommend you practice at least 15mins a day, more if you can
You get out what you put in. Dont practice once a week you will get no-where fast.

Try not to move on to the next lesson until you have a fairly good grasp of the last one, you need a solid foundation to build on.
Also, when you're practicing, the metronome is your friend. If you don't own one, the studybass.com site has an online metronome.
You can also download a standalone metronome from here http://www.nch.com.au/metronome/index.html.
And, if you want to practice along with a drumbeat, orDrumbox is a decent, free drum machine software package http://www.ordrumbox.com

Cheers and good luck!!

Reply to this thread