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Old 06-30-2011, 01:30 AM   #21 (permalink)
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you just need to practice, and drop the i never will be good thought process.

youll eventually surprise yourself with how well you are doing, and how much progress youve made.

if you feel like youre not progressing, take 1 lesson and i bet youll start moving forward again. and its not like youll forget what youve learned, just keep improving steadily at w/e pace you like and one day you will be quite good

music is something that will really change you and your perception of the world, its like a universal language, you gotta learn to speak it before you can appreciate the nuances and subtleties that make it so amazing.

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Old 06-30-2011, 02:27 AM   #22 (permalink)
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i could never find a small scale bass i could afford so i have a borrowed epiphone.
my progress so far: i can play basic rock n roll bass lines going dun-dun-dun-dun on the root note in time with the drummer. now i am practicing slap/pop octaves but i cant do it clean yet. i will never be a technical bass player.
Precision and technique can become very boring. Thankfully it takes many years to fully develop them.

As a player, you would do well to continue what you are doing and focus on your roll in the pieces that you will be playing.

If you learn some basic chord structure, you give people a run for their money even as a rookie.

Now that you have 1-2-3-4 on the root

0----0----0----0

Try this, adding the octave and the second and third intervals of the minor scale in E.
Naming Notes, they would read-
>>>E......F#.......G ....F#
A----7------9------10----9----
E-0------0------0-------0------
--1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:58 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Some of my favorite people are bass players they always seem to be really relaxed
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:00 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:09 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Some of my favorite people are bass players they always seem to be really relaxed
You can't be rigid when you are half of the rhythm section. Especially in a Funk Band.



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Old 07-07-2011, 10:55 PM   #26 (permalink)
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i could never find a small scale bass i could afford so i have a borrowed epiphone.
my progress so far: i can play basic rock n roll bass lines going dun-dun-dun-dun on the root note in time with the drummer. now i am practicing slap/pop octaves but i cant do it clean yet. i will never be a technical bass player.
Advice: forget about the pop & slap for now... it's a really laborious technique that isn't useful in many musical styles. In fact, a lot of times it's an all or nothing thing.

If all you want to play is slap bass then by all means, but if it's only going to be a facet of your playing it'll probably come off as cliche.

And like Mafoo said, forget the "i'll never be" mentality. It's destructive. Think "I'll get this someday." Remember that everyone starts at the same spot.

Keep at it, you'll get it!
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thanx so much you guyz for you advice and encouragements XD

well i feel like i am pretty funky now, and it flows out easily enough when there is a drummer and guitarist to play off of.

i want to share what i learned from bootsy collins:

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