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mr zee
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Good Afternoon, I have been playing bass for a few years and consider myself a beginner. I can read tabs and some sheet music. I am in a 3 man band. The guitarist plays “By Ear” that leads to disagreements sometimes. He doesn’t like to prepare and learn songs like I do, I practice at least 10 hrs a week. Who is right. He just likes to plays songs by memory. Help. Who is right.


Before any of you practise/rehearse songs you should find a key the vocalist is comfortable singing in for each song then take it from there. He can learn his way and you yours.
MooseToo
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Absolutely dead on mr zee!
mr zee
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Its common sense really to do this. Guitarist plays by ear in G, Bass player learns song in actual key G# but vocalist needs it to be played in C. That ain't gonna work. Can save a lot of time and frustration.
2nick3
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And, when it comes to the key, the singer is always right.
MotorMog
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Its common sense really to do this. Guitarist plays by ear in G, Bass player learns song in actual key G# but vocalist needs it to be played in C. That ain't gonna work. Can save a lot of time and frustration.

Exactly this , although the key in which our singer actually sings is debatable !!!

We all go into “rehearsals” having already learnt the song “practicing” at home ( in the same key )

Then just jam it out together until we get a working version we are all happy with , which only normally takes 2/3 runs through as we all know what is expected of us to make it happen


IamMark
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Its common sense really to do this. Guitarist plays by ear in G, Bass player learns song in actual key G# but vocalist needs it to be played in C. That ain't gonna work. Can save a lot of time and frustration.
Then you get a guitarist that uses a capo, and throws the Earth off its axis for ya.
2nick3
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Then you get a guitarist that uses a capo, and throws the Earth off its axis for ya.

Hey Mark - this is a family site, we don't use the C-word around here!
Hi Everyone,
New guy here. I have been drumming for years and recently decided I wanted to try the bass as I watch a lot of unplugged videos and do a lil unplugged jamming with a friend. He plays guitar and I was playing my bongos. I thought it might be cool to play the bass in some of the songs so I bought a bass.
I know lots of drummers and guitar players but bassists are rare around here. I figured if I started in the fall by spring I might be decent. I found this site when I was looking for tabs. I use to read music but that was way back when I was a kid and played the piano. Tabs are easy to read and help to learn songs quickly.
Looking forward to browsing around here and having fun with the bass.
-VC-
LoudLon [moderator]
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Hello and welcome.
mr zee
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Welcome to the show, so to speak. there's a good crowd on this site with a wealth of experience. Enjoy your new venture playing the bass.

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