#1
The thing that really pisses me off about the Bass is the fact of the extreme lack of resources there is for the bass compared to a regular guitar.I'm currently self teaching myself bass and everyday I find it increasingly harder to learn because there nothing out there that can guide me.For the guitar there's resources like Youtube, DVD's and etc. but for the bass is like everybody forgets that it even exist. I just wanted to know everybody else opinion on this.
#2
There are plenty of resources on the web.

You just havent been bothered to google them yet.

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#3
There's everything for bass that there is for guitar. If you open your eyes you'll see. I have at least two bass dvd's, books, then there's bass guitar magazine, if you look there's youtube lessons.
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#5
*drumroll please*

I personally own over 50 books, yes 50 books on bass alone. Its a severe addiction that is fueled by the fact that the local used book store gets a new bunch in every week. And I always find one I haven't seen before.

You are not trying too hard. A google search will bring up thousands of hits. Take a chill pill and start looking.
#6
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*drumroll please*

I personally own over 50 books, yes 50 books on bass alone. Its a severe addiction that is fueled by the fact that the local used book store gets a new bunch in every week. And I always find one I haven't seen before.

You are not trying too hard. A google search will bring up thousands of hits. Take a chill pill and start looking.

this. bass has many videos, I do believe you can watch Flea, Wooten, and Hamm videos online, (not sure on Hamm) you get Hal Leanord, we have a few magazines, albeit crappy ones, and all that jazz.
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#8
I've been playing the guitar for ~13 years and just started to get interested in bass last year. I wanted to start from the absolute basics, taking advantage of my previous guitar knowledge but trying to "hardwire" the new info into my brain in a "different folder" so to speak.

I tried the Hal Leonard Bass Method and even though it's really, REALLY basic stuff, it really helped me out. Beware: You may or may not like the musical exercises in the book.
#9
I think people calling the electric guitar a "regular guitar" pisses me off even more. I still have ears and eyes. I don't need to be spoonfed what to do. Neither do you. Other than to be told that a guitar in the 'bass register' is complete idiocy and people who think it exists with the exception of Anthony Jackson need to attend Corey Lidle Flight School immediately.
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#10
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Take a chill pill


haha I always thought this was weedgy slang, I didn't think even east coasters would've used it.

I know I'm gonna get ripped to shreds for this, I'd like to point out I've been playing bass for 4~5 years. But there are some parralells between guitar and bass and you shouldn't just write something off because it says "guitar" on the front; I did learn some stuff flicking through my brother's guitar magazines etc. also, If I can't find the bass tab for something on here i'll just open up the chord sheet or the guitar tab and make up my own bassline sometimes if it's fairly simple stuff; also bear in mind power tabs have bass parts aswell half the time - you just click on the bass clef thing.
I wouldn't actually buy a guitar book or DVD, (but then I've never bought a bass book so that kind of isn't relevent ).

I don't know... I'm self taught but I never felt there was a lack of literature on bass - I thinks there's just rakes of stuff on guitar. If you go into a music shop looking for eg: rock keyboard books you'll be lucky to find one or two.
#11
^That.

I NEVER learned pentatonic scales on bass. Never. I learned them on guitar, and then I was able to play them on bass. Also, I'm 100% self taught, and have never had a lesson. There's PLENTY of resources out there for bass.
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#12
isnt it nice to know your first post is a dumb one? there are unlimited resources on the web for bass, you just have to look harder
#13
awww can't the ickle baby find any bass resources?

is the baby gonna cry?

throw his toys out of the pram?
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#14
Guitar and bass guitar are pretty much one in my mind, to follow the metaphor used above they are in the "same folder".
Bass guitar vs. upright is where is really gets different.
#15
Well this thread failed.
i mean everyone already said what i have to say. lmao
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#16
Yeah try playing drums
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#17
Teachers are good resources too.
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#18
If so then can somebody suggest me some good quality bass dvd's that are out there.
#19
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Yeah try playing drums


It's so much harder!!
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#20
Go cry emo kid, life goes on.

Or you could get a teacher, and then be able to say that you have actual training under your belt.
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#21
if u want to get real crazy, pick up a guitar book and apply it to bass. I've done that with a couple jazz books and I improved a great deal. It really gets you thinking melodically. If thats your thing I cant recommend it enough.
#22
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if u want to get real crazy, pick up a guitar book and apply it to bass. I've done that with a couple jazz books and I improved a great deal. It really gets you thinking melodically. If thats your thing I cant recommend it enough.


Good suggestion
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#26
We're all bassists here, don't see us complainin'. We do just fine. Also, refer to my previous posts.
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#28
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I'm not up to date on my U.K slang, what is a pram??


a thing babies get wheeled around in by their parents. the full word is perambulator.

do they call them buggy's everywhere else?

oh and it couldnt've been that hard to google the word pram could it?
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#29
I taught myself almost everything I know just by practicing. I learned some stuff on this website looking at the lessons.
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#31
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The only thing that bothers me is the lack of bass tabs for most songs.


Don't let that stop you. Listen to it by ear. You'll have to sooner or later. Better start early. Who knows, it might help you play along songs with an impromptu solo to boot!
#32
I apologize if I offended anyone by the way i was ranting but the reason I got so worked up because I'm a visual learner. Its very hard for me to read a book or something and try to adopt it.I do have some books like Bass Guitar for Dummies but I just can't seem to put any of it to practice.That's why I suggested if any of you knew and good quality instructional DVD's for bass that I can use.Something like Learn and Master Guitar by Steve Krenz
#35
Quote by anarkee
^isn't that an album by Elefante?

http://www.amazon.com/Bass-Guitar-Lessons-Beginning-instructional/dp/B0009HKUEK

One of many starter bass DVDs etc.

As a matter of fact, it is. But I use it everyday when people say they "didn't find info at Uni or at work"
#36
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The thing that really pisses me off about the Bass is the fact of the extreme lack of resources there is for the bass compared to a regular guitar.I'm currently self teaching myself bass and everyday I find it increasingly harder to learn because there nothing out there that can guide me.For the guitar there's resources like Youtube, DVD's and etc. but for the bass is like everybody forgets that it even exist. I just wanted to know everybody else opinion on this.


In the time it took for you to bitch about a lack of resources, I stumbled across over 4 dozen sites and lessons on Youtube.
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#38
Quit learning from a page or a screen and start learning from your ears. Play along to the radio, improvise, learn some scales; aside from having to transpose 2 strings, scales are exactly the same for guitar and bass.

You aren't limited by the available resources, you're limited by your misconception that you need them.
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#39
i self taught by using youtube and bass tabs and also i haave a DVD and im fine so i think you should open your eyes more
#40
Clearly somebody jsut needs to show the guy how to switch a powertab to the bass part.

What? I'm not gonna do it.... I"M BUSY!