how did you learn to play bass

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I learnt on my own for a

I learnt on my own for a while but then went to a teacher who put me on the right path.

Oh yea and I'm still looking for a good teacher now.

wheat's picture

Good to hear from you, mate.

Good to hear from you, mate. Hadn't seen you around in a while.

Wheat

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yea have so much work on at

yea have so much work on at the moment with teaching and soooo many gigs, all good though. Things should slow down in Jan.
I'm playing on tuesday outside the telstra stadium for a soccer game that David beckham is playing, I think it's an LA team. Should be fun with a fill in singer.

How's things been arroung here?

J

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Oh, the usual. Hanging out

Oh, the usual. Hanging out and talking about bass. I'm getting ready for the baby, which is supposed to land on or about January 8th. Doing a little recording. Thinking about doing an article on waking bass.

Wheat

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Dave Magaro's picture

Damn I was going to do one

Damn I was going to do one on waking bass! That's OK though, can I write one on sleeping bass?

; )

Dave

Brian Sharpe's picture

I'm still working on it!

I'm still working on it! LOL

B #

B #

wheat's picture

I learned primarily from

I learned primarily from magazines. But I also learned from books, from jamming with friends, from playing along with records, from some mail-order tab+audio cassette lessons (yeah, man, old school), the web, etc.

Wheat

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Polls

Your polls never capture everything. I learned from a teacher, books, friends, experimenting, etc.

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Very slowly, one note at a

Very slowly, one note at a time.....

me too.....

and now after close to 40 years i am almost up to 3 notes learned.....

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Paul Warren's picture

3 notes! Aw man, I've got a

3 notes! Aw man, I've got a long way to go. hahahaha

wheat's picture

You probably know this old

You probably know this old bass player joke:

A teenager decides he wants to learn to play bass. His dad buys him one and signs him up for lessons at the local music shop. The kid comes back from his first lesson and his dad asks him what he learned. He says "I learned how to play open E and the notes on the first four frets of the E string." Dad thinks that's swell.

Next week, the kid goes back for his second lesson. Dad again asks for the status report, and his son replies "This week, we learned how to play open A and the notes on the first four frets of the A string." Dad is happy with his progress.

The third week, the father keeps looking at his watch, wondering where his son might be. He waits up for him. Finally, around 3:00 AM, his son staggers in, smelling of beer and cigarettes. Dad says "Where the hell have you been? I thought you were at your bass lesson." The son replies, "Oh, I had to skip it, Pop. I had a gig."

Ba dump, dump, crash.

Wheat

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Kinda takes me back...

That's pretty much what happened to me, except for the cigarettes.

Heh, heh, heh

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