#1
I have recently bought a dean 22fret bass guitar.I have learned a lot of tabs&songs in the past few months.How would i be able to play without looking at the neck.i seem to be havin troubl with playin without lookin.. Any tips??please comment if you have any tips
#3
no shame in looking, whatever works for you.

You've got to really know your instrument. Give it a year or two.
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#4
you have to know the bass.

I have to look on strange new basses.
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#5
Play in the dark. Seriously--I play my acoustic in bed before I go to sleep and it's hard to look at the fingerboard with all the lights off.

Put on some mellow backing tracks, turn some incense, put a dim colored light on the other side of the room and layback in a papasan or beanbag. Relaxing in the dark is a fun way to play.
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#6
I learnt to read music at the same time as learning to play. So it kinda came naturally. Just keep at it. It's one of those things that you'll start doing and not really notice you're doing it.
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#7
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I learnt to read music at the same time as learning to play. So it kinda came naturally. Just keep at it. It's one of those things that you'll start doing and not really notice you're doing it.


^^Also a really good idea! Get a music stand and start learning to read standard notation. If you're busy sight reading, you won't get a whole lot of opportunity to look at the bass.