#1
I keep reading that I should set a goal in whatever I am doing, whether it be playing music or life in general. I don't know what I want to do as a bass player. All I know is I want to play music with other people and enjoy myself while doing it.

What are your goals as a bass player?
#2
Mine are basically the same as yours. I started playing bass because I wanted to play music, and the band Im in now just happened to need a bassist.

Just to be on stage doing what I love, and knowing the crowd enjoys it is satisfaction enough for me
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#3
As a bassist, I just want to play music I like the sound and feel of.
As a musician, I want to make music that I and other people love the sound and feel of.
#4
my goal is to give people something with my music.
and of course getting better every day : )

when im on stage and play with my band then i forget everything around me and just make music....thats the best feeling ever !!
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my goal is to give people something with my music.
and of course getting better every day : )

when im on stage and play with my band then i forget everything around me and just make music....thats the best feeling ever !!



Bingo!!
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#7
Well my main goal ultimatly is to just serve the song.


As far as bass playing goes, I did not intentionaly plan on being a "bassist" originally. I was/am a guitarist that was pretty much contracted to join a freind's band as a bass player. I wanted to be in a band so I took up bass and here I am, and I love it. That band plays mainly Blues/70s rock so I guess my main role is just to lock in with the drummer and keep things interesting with minor and major scale runs. I try my best to refrain from just root notes but if i get too busy the guitarist gives me shit..

Ah the good 'ol band politics/ego wars can really screw with us bassists huh?
#8
there is a thread for this, I believe.
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#12
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What are your goals as a bass player?

Complete and total world domination on my terms and only my terms. I've hit a few snags thus far.

For example, spending 45 minutes decided whether or not to boost my shelving bass control to 1.5db or 3db, and at either point, whether I should boost 65Hz or 70Hz. And even worse, I find an alarming, alarming difference between the two. Or four.
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#15
being able to make/play fantastic music,
and won't be holded back my something which is called technique >.>

I am close with it, with my left hand,
but my right sucks


another goal is to own a musicman bongo >.> it would make my life perfect
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#16
To stay off the streets and out of the bars. Well, one out of two ain't bad, I guess.....
#18
i love music and im not gonna lie, i wanted to be in a band and bass seemed the easiest way to do that...

and now i love it
#20
I'd say my goal was just to make music, but obviously it's not much of a goal if you're doing it already.

My goal is to be able to make a living making music so I can do it all the time.