Dodgy rythym and thick strings here...

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BY Frey
#705045
Just read up some wikipedias bro, consider it bass practice lol.
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BY jimi
#705052
My 2c... Timing is everything. Learn to lock in with your drummer, always have some sort of timing thing going when practicing - drum loop / metronome / foot tap etc. Its not so much about what note you play, and all about when you play it - the wrong note at the right time sounds better than the right note out of time.

Learn to blame the drummer for your mistakes - the drummer is already blaming their mistakes on you, get some payback.

And check out Frey's Youtube link if you haven't already. Larry Graham is the man.
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BY jeremyb
#705055
jimi wrote:My 2c... Timing is everything. Learn to lock in with your drummer, always have some sort of timing thing going when practicing - drum loop / metronome / foot tap etc. Its not so much about what note you play, and all about when you play it - the wrong note at the right time sounds better than the right note out of time.

Learn to blame the drummer for your mistakes - the drummer is already blaming their mistakes on you, get some payback.

And check out Frey's Youtube link if you haven't already. Larry Graham is the man.


:lol: the drummer will be me too so no one to blame, but I'll be playing to a click so should hopefully not waiver too much!
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BY Frey
#705056
Are you going in a one man band direction or something?!!
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BY jeremyb
#705067
Frey wrote:Are you going in a one man band direction or something?!!


I just feel like I have an album in me that I wanna work on bit by bit by myself... no idea what it's going to be, just going to let things flow and not stick to any particular sound or genre.... my band is starting work on our first album as well, so it will be good to spend some time learning to record things etc...
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BY Molly
#705139
Had some Boogie demos running on YouTube and this one popped up. Not a bass resource at all but I really like his playing.

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BY Rog
#705175
I'm considered to be a good bass player. I can't even spell thoery. It's all to do with timing and feel.
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BY KentNZ
#745253
jimi wrote:My 2c... Timing is everything. Learn to lock in with your drummer, always have some sort of timing thing going when practicing - drum loop / metronome / foot tap etc. Its not so much about what note you play, and all about when you play it - the wrong note at the right time sounds better than the right note out of time..


This.

Listen to the kick. Play that. Stick to root notes as long as humanly possible and then when you do deviate, it'll really make a difference.

And this, listen to the rhythm section. Loud.



After you can do that, start thinking about melodies - and that's not a lot different guitar in terms of hearing potential, perhaps singing along.

And put that thumb away. ;)
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BY StrummersOfThunder
#745269
Less is more
Just get some 'police' tracks and a pair of headphones and learn em all by ear. You'll see where to do what after a while.
Dont learn licks or shitty tab. Listen. Listen and play along.
BY foal30
#757886
Consider the use of play along CD's
These can be an aid to feeling more comfortable improvising.

Lots to be said for finding the right tutor
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