#1
As well as being the most generic thread name ever, this thread is probably also a rehash of a thousand and one other similar threads.

I've been playing bass for close to 2 years now, but have yet to take a lesson. I play fingerstyle (I played guitar before picking up bass and I wanted to two skills to develop independent of one another so I chose to not use picks) and play with an 80's style metal band when I'm playing with some guys.

The problem is that I feel limited to my small amount of music and bass theory. I can, given a guitar part to listen to, write a bass line with just enough frills in it to not sound like it's just following the guitar, but when asked to write something from scratch or to solo over a drum track I feel sort of hard pressed to come up with something good.

I'm sure this question has been asked a million times, but can someone recommend me some learning material to help me understand the concept of constructing music? I want to be able to sit down and just make something up that is pleasing to listen to and not just a rehash of songs that I know how to play.

Thanks in Advance,
Tyler
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#3
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If you mean help with theory, then I used this website along with the help of my piano teacher.
http://www.musictheory.net/


Thanks for the link, I'll be sure to look into it.

And yeah, I guess I'm sort of looking on learning material on how to learn theory and apply it to my playing.
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