#1
I started playing bass about a month ago. Right now, I know a few songs and a few scales and whatnot. I've been playing Police And Thieves by The Clash, Train in Vain by The Clash, and Blister in the Sun by the violent femmes. So what would you label me as?
Is this what you want?
#4
....you labeled me, I labeled you, so I dub thee unforgiven......


but seriously, I would agree with Skierinanutshel, you are a bassist that can play.
#5
Labels are for soup cans.
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#10
^but its quite true. And even soup cans labels can be misleading.

I am trying to get the point of this thread. Are you trying to gauge what level you are at? Be aware that every one progresses at different rates and what you may find as a challenging song, I may not and visa versa. Its all relative. If you're happy with the way you are progressing...i.e you are better than yesterday but not as good as you'll be tomorrow--you're doing OK.

From what little info you've given--you're a bass player and you like punk/alternative music.
#11
^your sig is priceless
EDIT: damnit, two up
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#12
anarkee ftw with first real serious post

it's best to label yourself man..not anyone else...challenge yourself to get a better label on your back
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#14
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A beginner.


I kinda wanna give you a -1, for some reason.

Unless you're some douche who thinks he can play better than anyone else and is the greatest thing to ever pick up this Godly intrument known as the bass, you're just like all of us, no labels.

You don't need a label when you're the member of the band that gets the most chicks. Seriously, people just PRETEND to like guitarists.
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#15
Threadstarter, I label you as insecure.

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Unless you're some douche who thinks he can play better than anyone else and is the greatest thing to ever pick up this Godly intrument known as the bass, you're just like all of us, no labels.

This way of thinking killed the music business. That way of thinking got people to say "Amy Winehouse doesn't suck" or "Akon has talent". But by that same token, you probably think the music business is all fine and dandy! Anyone who would rank someone lower than anyone else hears "can you do better!?" and someone who does do better hears "you're wanking".
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#18
It is impossible to rate you without hearing you play. For all we know you could be butchering every one of those songs you listed. I can also "play" Pagannini's 24th caprice on violin and I've never touched one in my life. Label yourself.
#19
Hahah...wow. That came out wrong. I should of gave more info. I'm signing up for some lessons and the receptionist lady asked me what skill level I was. So...What *Skill* level would you say I am?
Is this what you want?
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Hahah...wow. That came out wrong. I should of gave more info. I'm signing up for some lessons and the receptionist lady asked me what skill level I was. So...What *Skill* level would you say I am?


Beginner. And then let your teacher decide where you're at according to their program.
#22
Well at a month there's no way you're anything but a beginner, but going for scales is a good thing. A lot of people just learn root notes.
Nope, no sig here.
#23
A tool for asking to be labeled. Tool...


haha jus jokin
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#24
Sound like a beginner to me, boy. It's not about what songs by other people you can play in my opinion, it's about how well you understand the bass and that takes time. Stop thinking about why you are and instead think of who you are, that is more important
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#25
i label you a mountain goat
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#27
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You come under the label of 'wanabee alternative'.
Ironically one of the biggest labels.


ooh i like this game

do me next
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i label you a mountain goat

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#29
You're just starting, don't worry about labels.

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ooh i like this game

do me next


That's what she said!

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#30
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ooh i like this game

do me next

Yeah, me too. Clearly I don't come up often enough in forum.
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#32
when playing bass, you want to master every label, not just one kind
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#33
search up a bunch of tabs on the site using advanced search. search out begginers, intermediate, and expert tabs. Look at em, and if you think you can play most of one type, call urself that.
And for everyone who jumped down the TS's throat over his question; stop preaching, cause its not helping anyone.
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#35
^an idiot who likes posting things said already. so a blind idiot.
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Yeah, me too. Clearly I don't come up often enough in forum.

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TS is a nervous booger. people like you lost the USA the first half of the American Civil War.

relax and just charge into it. that's how you make the right mistakes and miss the wrong answers. that's how you develop.
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#38
Why would you care what we think on a silly forum? Use your time to practice, and stop worrying about how good/not good you are. All the best to you.
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Why would you care what we think on a silly forum? Use your time to practice, and stop worrying about how good/not good you are. All the best to you.


he cares because we're all exceptionally cool and he wants a piece of the action
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