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  • How can I improve my bass playing skills?

    Please help! I have been playing the bass guitar for about a year now...I can play okay..
    but I want to be good at it...How I can improve my skills?

    Thanks...
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  • #2
    practice more
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    • #3
      play.... and play.... and play..... and play...... and then play some more......




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      • #4
        take lessons
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        • #5
          take lessons


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          • #6
            Thanks..Got a friend and he is very good...but it's soooo hard to get lessons from him...It seems like he doesn't want to pass on his skills....
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            • #7
              You need to devote as much time daily as you can (and still have a life) to practicing.You need to take some lessons so you will know what to practice.You need to be patient.Everyone learns at a different rate.Not everyone is a prodigy. Stick with it and you will notice improvements along the way.I don't think I will ever be satisfied with the bass player that I am and I think most players feel that way so be prepared to practice for the rest of your life.

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              • #8
                when i had only one year of playing i was terrible.... even more then now with almost 3
                "15 layers of oscillating delays and samples of hedgehogs having sex. There's your chorus." - hwaorang

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                • #9
                  Thanks..Got a friend and he is very good...but it's soooo hard to get lessons from him...It seems like he doesn't want to pass on his skills....


                  IME, you're better off taking lessons from a great teacher, as opposed to a great player. That's not to say they can't be both, but I've taken lessons from players who were top notch players but could teach worth a damn. You'll know a great teacher when you find one.
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                  • #10
                    Give up....

                    uhhh wait... no....

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                    • #11
                      Thanks..Got a friend and he is very good...but it's soooo hard to get lessons from him...It seems like he doesn't want to pass on his skills....


                      Not every great player is a great teacher.

                      If you want to improve, take lessons with someone that's putting themselves out there as a teacher. It's likely that your friend would really like you to be a better player, he just doesn't know how to show you in an effective manner.

                      I am a decent bassist but I don't think I could give bass lessons. I'm not patient enough.
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                      • #12
                        I am a decent bassist but I don't think I could give bass lessons. I'm not patient enough.
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                        • #13
                          Thanks..Got a friend and he is very good...but it's soooo hard to get lessons from him...It seems like he doesn't want to pass on his skills....


                          Good players are rarely good teachers.

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                          • #14

                            Really? I never would have guessed.


                            I'm very patient with myself; I could build a ship in a shooter bottle. But with people, I have no patience. Especially for insolence.
                            C7
                            Subliminal aggression - C7 has it. -Incubitabus

                            One time my gig bag and everything in it mysteriously got covered in urine while it was in my home. I want to blame the cats but my wife is crazy sometimes. -Davedblyoo


                            C7... HCBF's resident pompous dick with a claw hammer. -Hearafter
                            Winner!! T-Broom's Inaugural HCBF Funny MF Award 10/6/06
                            Winner!! Thumper's 'HCBF Gutter Poet' Award 6/17/07

                            "Oh my god...C7 You are so rock and roll, it's not even funny." -bassgirl9

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                            • #15
                              seriously though, take online lessons from Bassius if you can.
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