#1
how long would it take for me to be able to perform with a band or impress my friends, if i played it everyday
#2
5 mins...
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#4
Quote by BlitzkriegAir
depends what you are playing.
If you want to play extreme technical stuff its gonna take a bit
if you wanna play nirvana songs itll take you a week



Not even a week.

But yeah if you want to play technical Death Metal or something it's going to take a while.
#5
forever man, at least 17 years, you shouldn't even bother trying because you will never be good enough to impress anyone.

seriously tho its different for everyone, it took me at least a year before i made something that impressed all of my friends. it took one of my friends like a few months and another friend a few weeks.
#6
Are you seriously asking this question?
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#7
to be a bass player? 5 minutes.


to be a good bassist? depends how quickly you can pick up theory, improv, etc.
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how long would it take for me to be able to perform with a band or impress my friends, if i played it everyday

However long it takes to for you to learn Higher Ground.

Im serious
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#10
Quote by ScottB.
However long it takes to for you to learn Higher Ground.

Im serious


touche
#11
i would say never, since you are into it just to impress and not in it for the music.
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#14
Depends on what your definition of 'good' is.

If you want to be able to play most songs, then an hour should make you able to master some songs.

If you want to be playing crazy bass solos like in (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth or Orion, then a few months probably. I've been playing for about 3 weeks and can play most of Orion, but I still don't have the bass solos down.
#16
impossible to tell. it took me 1.5 months to learn my first song. it took me another month to effectively improvise.
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#18
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However long it takes to for you to learn Higher Ground.

Im serious



/thread.
#19
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How long is a piece of string?

I've got a loose thread on my shirt that is about an inch long?
#20
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I've got a loose thread on my shirt that is about an inch long?

rhetorical question, you silly goose.
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#21
Music is not instant coffee--no just add water and there you are.
Music is not a competition--there are no medals for getting there first or faster.
#22
Learn all of the notes on your fretboard, find a few guitarists, and a drummer, grab a chord sheet, and stand on the stage playing any given Black Label Society, DragonForce, Guns n' Roses, or some random punk song, while being the singer. That's the easiest way to IMPRESS someone playing the bass.

Being good, on the other hand, takes time.
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#23
As long as it takes you to learn that you love the instrument, generally you'll at least think your the ****.

In the event that you never learn to love the bass ... you may want to re think your choice of instrument.

And hell, usually people who arnt that skilled along musical lines cant tell alot about it anyway so either be confident as hell with what youve got or keep working at it until you are. For the working in a band part just dont be a dick and play in a group with music you love, it should work out or at least be a great deal of fun.
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#24
I was good from day 1!!!! ok just kidding.

I never considered myself good until I replaced a bassist in a band. they made him learn drums after they heard me play. And now we've actually kicked him out because he wasn't practicing between practices...let alone showing up for practices. Even now I still just consider myself good. not great or amazing. just good. And i've been playing for over 6 years.
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#25
It takes a lifetime. You never stop improving, discovered new things, finding things you suck at and can improve at.
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