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#1
You should know how it works by now. Post your new years bass playing resolutions here.

mine are:

1) get in a band
2) improve my jazz walking basslines
3) learn to play slap style
4) learn some complicated pieces
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#2
My turn:
- Improve my scales and general theory
- record a full demo with band (in sig if anyone is interested)
- play at least 2 or 3 gigs with said band
- get a job and install a Kahler trem on my sr700
- with money from said job, start saving for my custom project

All very doable but will take work
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#3
I missed out on this last year, so:

1. Learn how to improvise in general.
2. Get a new fretted bass.
3. Get a new amp/cab to replace my Fender Rumble 15.
4. Find a drummer to make the duo a trio.
5. Write more music.
(6. Finish YYZ.)
7. Improve sight reading.

6 is in parentheses because I might be able to do it before 2010 hits.

Edit: Will be editing this a lot because I keep thinking of stuff
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#4
1) Start a band, or join one.
2) Work on my sight reading skills.
3) Work on my slap technique.
4) Write a kick ass original bass solo.
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#5
1. Get a sick bass amp
2. Get a new fretted 4-string bass
3. Improve my slapping
4. Write songs with sick bass solos
5. Record a lot of songs with my band
6. Learn more/Improve on my scales (can anyone tell me if theres a site that can teach me the scales? )
#6
1. Find some good musicians to jam with and perhaps form a band.
2. Learn how to play slap.
3. Work on my sight reading, and go over all of my old sight-reading exercise books.
4. Practice more often with a metronome.
5. Stop buying F***ing basses and gear!

I fear that number five is going to be problematic.
#8
1. record with band "Montecristo" I've sorta in forever now, preferably an LP but an EP is great; preferably with Willy on drums but with a sub on drums is still a recording.
2. play in bar(s) over summer
3. hopefully do one in Sgt. Pepper's outfits as the Beatles and do all Beatles covers (there's one bar in particular that the owners madly love the Beatles.)
4. take upright bass lessons
5. play in the school's jazz band (whether on upright or electric bass)
6. play in the school's orchestra (double bass only)
7. play in the school's wind ensemble (" ")
8. um. take composition class and not hate the end result?
9. improve as a singer.
10. improve as a reader on bass guitar & upright bass. its weird, I can play 95% of bass repertoire on bass guitar, but I'm so awful at reading it since I learned to play before I could read, I have this hard time associating it physically. like I can site read a scale run and be like "ah its just a scale run, piece of cake", and you can say "do a scale run in this key starting on this note and on the 6th jump down a 4th and modulate here and so and so" and I can do it just fine, but if you put the piece of paper infront of me I can't play it for crap unless I get the time to sit down with it first... yeah.
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#9
Oh yeah! And also to get a very good knowledge in bass amps,pedals, recording etc and all those technical stuff
#10
1) gig more regularly
2) get a new amp
3) learn the pocket.
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#11
1) Work on jazz
2) Work on jazz
3) Work on jazz
4) Work on jazz
5) Work on jazz
6) Work on jazz
7) Work on jazz
8)Etc.
#12
1. New rig
2. Get better at jazz
3. Learn how to write transitions well
4. Get a analog bit crusher pedal a la Bugbrand Bugcrusher
#13
1. Get a real amp.
2. Master the weird slap style Mic Todd uses.
3. Get a Spector Legend 4 Custom (teh sex... and prolly not gonna happen)
4. Finish writing the set of 11 songs I've got going. (3 down)
5. Record said songs.
6. Get going with my band and tour our asses off.
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#14
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3. Get a Spector Legend 4 Custom (teh sex... and prolly not gonna happen)


I worked an entire summer to get mine... you can do it too!
#15
1. join a band
2. work on getting my rig
3. work on my music theory
4. work on my technique
5. play yyz at full speed or anesthesia
6. get into a recording arts school
7. go back to Canada
#16
1. Find a band in college that isn't just starting on their instruments
2. Build up finger speed on both hands just for the giggles
3. Work on theory
4. Learn how to double thumb properly
5. Work on doing multiple parts on two handed tapping pieces
6. Start building up my effects collection
7. Start recording
8. Start writing so I have something to record
9. Get back together with some old friends who didn't suck at their instruments and were rather creative

meh i really slacked in 09...and 08
#17
1. Sort out my hand/wrist/arm problems
2. Get a SWR 2x10 Goliath Junior Cab
3. Improve on general technical skill
4. Improve on uncommon and odd time signatures.
5. Start a Mathcore/Prog. Metal band
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#18
1. Reorganize/Regroup band
2. If resolution 1 fails, join new band
3. Acquire a decent fuzz pedal
4. Learn one new scale/mode per month

My main musical goal is to assemble my self a decent guitar. Basses are silly.
#19
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I worked an entire summer to get mine... you can do it too!

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#20
TECHNIQUE TECHNIQUE TECHNIQUE
And playing semi-technical bass lines and singing at the same time, at the moment I can only manage clumps of four root notes.
#21
1. Play more jazz and play a gig in 2010.
2. Learn to play upright
3. Get the blues band "Frisky Gypsies" together and play the gig at open mike night at the local blues bar.
4. Play more music with the family.
5. Become a vegetarian and see how that effects my bass playing.
6. Play more uke and mandolin.
#22
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5. Become a vegetarian and see how that effects my bass playing.


Umm...I have an odd feeling that you'll find that your music is much more in touch with the earth but due to your lack of meat you will lose all strength in your fingers and be unable to unleash your new found musical ideas...I say stick with meat
#23
1. Practice double bass more
2. Improve my jazz playing
3. Join a band and get something going
4. Improve my technique generally
5. Finally be able to upgrade from my SX to something.
#24
1) play more gigs
2) write more songs
3) make a little money playing bass
4) buy a new bass
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#25
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1. Practice double bass more
2. Improve my jazz playing
3. Join a band and get something going
4. Improve my technique generally
5. Finally be able to upgrade from my SX to something.

I actually really like my SX Jazz. Granted, won't stop me from buying a Spector or a real Fender, but I'd keep the SX.
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#26
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I actually really like my SX Jazz. Granted, won't stop me from buying a Spector or a real Fender, but I'd keep the SX.

Didn't say i was selling it, it's a great bass actually.
#27
get a new amp
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#28
1. Get faster/more technical generally.
2. Learn more slap, maybe some double thump.
3. Take lessons, connected with...
4. Learn to read. I failed to do this last year, I'll try again.


And Tam, being a vegetarian is easy. I actually gained weight when I started due to the sheer amount of cheese I ate. Being vegan is hard, I lost an unhealthy amount of weight when I was vegan, back to veggie now with some soya products at home.

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#29
1) Get the album out
2) Tour it
3) Get a bit further along the way to an endorsement of some sorts
4) Lay the foundations for playing a majorish UK festival
5) Get myself another wick.
6) Keep doing what I have been doing- learning, improving and maintaining
#30
Well, guess it's my turn then:
-Learn to harmonise tones
-Learn to slap better (Right now its mostly that fieldy kind of slapping, trashy and not so precise)
-Get better at tapping
-Find a drummer, so me and mah Mate(s) can finally start a band.
-Get a Thunderbird V
-Get a new amp, i'm currently at 15 Watts-_-
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#31
1. Get lessons. Definitely the most important. If I suck, I wont be able to acheive my next goal, so this is definitely top priority.
2. Get Band. Not just a friend with whom I jam on an irregular basis, but an actual band.
3. Get Gear. You can never have enough gear.
So come on in
it ain't no sin
take off your skin
and dance around in your bones

#32
1.Find a band thats serious bout gigging
2.Be a much more competant metal bassist
3.Better fingerstyle
4.Learn at least 1 Slayer song
5.Learn an Opeth song
6.get a new amp
7.Buy a big muff pi :P
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Amp:Ampeg PF500 w PF210 cab
Pedals: ODB-3,Big Muff.
#33
1. Challenge myself more (I'm capable of SQA Advanced Higher stuff, I just never bothered my ass before)
2. Reassure myself that it's ok to buy and sell multiple basses to find the right one
3. Actually buy a new bass
4. Buy new amp
5. Improve on techniques, and learn a wider variety of styles
6. Try and find a band/stay in a band for more than a few weeks

Sounds good to me
#34
1.Get a new Double bass or my one fixed.
2.Join national youth orchestra with trumpet
3.Get my band going again but with a new swing
4. Finish of my rig.
5.learn all the theory i can.
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#35
1.Finish most of our bands songs and record them
2. Buy a Music Man Bongo 6 HH

If I accomplish this I'll be a very happy man
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#36
1. improve
2. learn more
3. learn the note's on the fret board
4. play more
5. practice more
6. not kick the cat off my lap while practicing

next....
#37
- Become a good bassist. I'm still sorta novice, and would like to think of myself as a competent bass player by the end of '10.
- Join or start a band.
- Make some money from said band, so that I can:
- Get a new bass guitar
- Spend more time on learning techniques, and practicing on tightening up my playing.
- Find the tone I desperately crave.
#38
- Get in a band.
- Become a more versatile bassist
- Learn slap bass
- Get a better amp
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You have feet in your shoes,
You can steer yourself,
any direction you choose,
You're on your own,
And you know what you know,
And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go."

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#39
1. Find a band.
2. Finish working on my 4 string.
3. Find job so i can buy decent amp
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#40
1. Start and finish my bass project
2. Get a 15 for my amp.
3. Work at least one full origionall song and play it perfectly.
4. Get a gig.
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