#1
The Two Main Things i would say is Learn

Triads
And Octaves

any other tips you guys can think of
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#2
triads and octaves?

really? just that?

that's like, the lowest music theroy can be boiled down too,
although i must say, it' pretty much all i know
#4
Quote by /b/rother99999
Think as a composer, not a bassist

+ a gazillion
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drugs.

/thread

- a gazillion
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#6
Quote by 2112pk
triads and octaves?

really? just that?

that's like, the lowest music theroy can be boiled down too,
although i must say, it' pretty much all i know


thats why i said MAIN things.
"Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams, telling myself it's not as hard, hard, hard as it seems"
#7
roger waters is my brothers name too hahah.
/pointless

but definitely +1 to think as a composer not just a bassist
#8
Quote by Echoplex
drugs.

/thread

The More appropriate thing to say would be acid.
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#10
Quote by /b/rother99999
Think as a composer, not a bassist


The only post in this thread that makes sense and isn't extremely obvious...
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#11
Quote by /b/rother99999
Think as a composer, not a bassist


+1

pink floyd are just gods
#12
Focus on being a rhythm player, not a virtuoso. Seriously, it's all about keeping time and maintaining a feel/groove.

Waters himself said he wasn't a very good bassist, but that he was good at keeping time.
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#14
Quote by LeperMessiah_
Focus on being a rhythm player, not a virtuoso. Seriously, it's all about keeping time and maintaining a feel/groove.

Waters himself said he wasn't a very good bassist, but that he was good at keeping time.


Inspirational man he is.
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#16
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get a p-bass



Gotta disagree with this. I find his tone pretty easy to dial in
#17
His tone is simply a P-Bass with flats. There's no substitute.

Wanna play like Roger Waters? Only play a note (typically the root note of a chord, or a leading tone leading to another chord's root note) when your 60bpm drummer hits his kick. Dum... dah dum dum.... dum.... dah dum dum....
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#19
Grow a very large ego. I mean, I love Roger but he was quite and remains a rather strong personality.

Roger became a bass player by default. He was originally the rhythm guitarist and then was delegated to bass. He said his greatest fear was one day he would end up playing drums. His strength is in his composition abilities not his bass playing.
#20
Quote by thefitz
His tone is simply a P-Bass with flats. There's no substitute.

Wanna play like Roger Waters? Only play a note (typically the root note of a chord, or a leading tone leading to another chord's root note) when your 60bpm drummer hits his kick. Dum... dah dum dum.... dum.... dah dum dum....


Echoes, right?
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#21
Rotosound flatwound 77's 45-105 gauge if i'm not mistaken regular flats aren't the same as rotos
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#22
Quote by LeperMessiah_
Echoes, right?

I was actually referring to Comfortably Numb, but that applies to, no exaggeration, about 75% of Pink Floyd's overall material that he played bass on.
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#23
It really does.

Tip: Hum that in different keys. Voila.

Also, ocassionally add a ton of effects like delay, for cool prog stuff.
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#24
That woul be pretty sick echoes a great song to help you work on timing.
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#25
Play this over and over:
||-----------|----------|-----------|----------|
||-----------|----------|-----------|----------|    
||2---2-2----|0----0----|-----------|2----2----| 
||-----------|----------|3---2-0----|----------|

That riff will never ever get old.


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