#1
So, I've been playing for over a year....or is it two....? Anywho, I really want to step it up, and practice alot more, but i don't know what to do. I know i won't get much better just copying tabs off the internet, but i don't know what else to do. So, if someone could give me ideas, or material or anything, i would be eternally grateful.
#2
If you can afford lessons, I'd write down a list of things you want to improve, then go to a teacher and get them to help you with those things in a systematic fashion.

If you can't afford lessons, I'd try to find some books or websites that talk about theory and scales and learn/understand those.
#3
What I did was I picked different styles of music and just tried to copy what I heard either by tab or by ear.

2 other things I like doing is to either make up a bass line in my head and then work it out or take a bass line I know and change it to sound as different as possible for example take santanas Primvera and make it sound like a Chili peppers bass line just by changing the way I play it.
#4
Quote by Charlatan_001
If you can afford lessons, I'd write down a list of things you want to improve, then go to a teacher and get them to help you with those things in a systematic fashion.

If you can't afford lessons, I'd try to find some books or websites that talk about theory and scales and learn/understand those.

Lessons are exactly what you need. If you are limited by price, just look for a cheap teacher, many teachers work to beat the prices of their competition. Look at a local high school that offers lessons, they tend to be cheapest.
-Instruments-
Squier frankenbass
LTD Deluxe EC-1000 in Vintage Black
1960's Banjuke
#5
Alright, I'll start looking. If any of you just have some ideas for me to learn in the mean time (Like scales and such) Let me know.
#6
Learn the 7 modes of the Major scale, and learn the name of each mode (Lydian, Dorian, Ionian, etc.) It will give you a good jumpstart for your lessons.
-Instruments-
Squier frankenbass
LTD Deluxe EC-1000 in Vintage Black
1960's Banjuke