Dodgy rythym and thick strings here...

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BY jeremyb
#704953
Whose got some good video suggestions? Don't really want to play bass like a guitarist....
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BY WellyBlues
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BY sirvill
#704962
jeremyb wrote:Whose got some good video suggestions? Don't really want to play bass like a guitarist....


Worked for Geezer Butler.


Scott's Bass Lessons (Youtube) is pretty awesome
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BY Danger Mouse
#704965
jeremyb wrote: Don't really want to play bass like a guitarist....


Yeah because bassists hate it when you show them up :wink:

Although there is an element of truth to that joke, I used to play bass in a covers band and had a bass player from another band congratulate my excellent bass skills, but all I was doing was basically playing guitar licks on a bass.
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BY jeremyb
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Danger Mouse wrote:
jeremyb wrote: Don't really want to play bass like a guitarist....


Yeah because bassists hate it when you show them up :wink:

Although there is an element of truth to that joke, I used to play bass in a covers band and had a bass player from another band congratulate my excellent bass skills, but all I was doing was basically playing guitar licks on a bass.


:lol: I'm not a particularly good guitarist so it would be nice to learn bass properly, rather than be "just another failed guitarist" [tm] :mental:
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BY Danger Mouse
#704974
sirvill wrote:Best bass skill is locking in with drums and getting out of the way of the melodic instruments most of the time!


I guess this is why I seemed to make a good bass player, my sense of melody is shit, but my sense of rhythm is excellent.
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BY Vince
#704975
jeremyb wrote: I'm not a particularly good guitarist so it would be nice to learn bass properly, rather than be "just another failed guitarist" [tm] :mental:


I think that's a terrible idea.

Just play lots with other people, develop your own voice and stop worrying about sounding like someone else's definition of what a bass player should sound like. It's supposed to be about expressing yourself, why on earth would you want someone to tell you how to do that? Seems very counterproductive to me.
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BY jeremyb
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Vince wrote:
jeremyb wrote: I'm not a particularly good guitarist so it would be nice to learn bass properly, rather than be "just another failed guitarist" [tm] :mental:


I think that's a terrible idea.

Just play lots with other people, develop your own voice and stop worrying about sounding like someone else's definition of what a bass player should sound like. It's supposed to be about expressing yourself, why on earth would you want someone to tell you how to do that? Seems very counterproductive to me.


Hmmmm thats a good point, I've got my own thing going on with guitar...
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BY el byrdo
#705019
It's pretty easy if you know your theory and the chord changes. Just try to hold down the roots and outline the main chord tones with your arps. Try to spice it up melodically but always remember your going between the tones of the chords, don't get lost. Maybe record some bass, that's always a good reality check. Try to mix up more syncopated stuff with the usual eighth note stuff. I guess it depends on your genre really too. No harm in using some effects too.
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BY jeremyb
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calling card wrote:Have you been promoted?


HA! Nope, purely for expanding my skills and trying to record some of my own songs at home :)
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BY jeremyb
#705044
Frey wrote:It's pretty easy if you know your theory and the chord changes. Just try to hold down the roots and outline the main chord tones with your arps. Try to spice it up melodically but always remember your going between the tones of the chords, don't get lost. Maybe record some bass, that's always a good reality check. Try to mix up more syncopated stuff with the usual eighth note stuff. I guess it depends on your genre really too. No harm in using some effects too.


Yeah theory knowledge is almost zero, really need to work on that :(