#1
I know, it's a stupid question. But, as I plan on going for my music, possibly Musician's Institute or something like that, what are the basic things to know on the bass? I mean, anyone can do root notes and whatnot, but I find it hard to be really creative in the ways of making up basslines. What am I *supposed* to know, theory and playing wise if I were to apply to MI in 2,5 years from now?
#2
all scales
all arpeggios
any patterns
learn as many different types of songs as possible
Rockin' shit
#3
learn how to 'walk'. jazz.
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#4
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learn how to 'walk'. jazz.


2nd'd If you can do that right and creatively, it'll mean that you know alot about theory/ general bassdom.

takes alot of work tho, its one my 'eventual' goals
#5
Practise everything, scales, theory, EVERYthing that you can. Practise like your life depends on it.
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#6
Does anyone know good sites where most/all scales for bass is located? And do you guys know any fancy tricks to use to learn scales? Kind of : I'ts the same position for C and G major scale, and so on. To make it more easy remembering positions and use it for scales in other keys, if you get me (I suck at explaining).
#7
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Practise everything, scales, theory, EVERYthing that you can. Practise like your life depends on it.

Listen to this man, that's all there is to it.

I recommend setting out a semi-structured practise routine and keeping at it. I say semi-structured because there are times when you just want to play about a bit rather than strictly practising.
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#8
Get a teacher.
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#9
A teacher is the best idea, if you're serious. Otherwise just practice scales, arpeggios, theory, everything.
#10
Well, I'm in music high school so I got a teacher and all that in both bass and guitar, I would easily switch my guitarlessons for one more bass though.

I just need some kind of guidline regarding scales. I have to this day found myself held back by the fatc that there seems to be like hundreds of scales out there, how do I memorize them? Tricks?

Will this help me with arpeggios? It's for guitar, but I reckon it's the same thing although examples are written for guitar?
Last edited by Strati at Feb 29, 2008,
#11
get a drum machine! practicing with-out a beat is hard, and gets boring. a metronome
helps but it's very boring.
Last edited by 83lespaulstudio at Feb 29, 2008,
#13
get a drummer to jam with
or a drum machine
and try some ska i love jamming to ska
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