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13 hours ago, New Trail said:

What do you say to the bass player standing on your front porch?

How much is the pizza?

 

Q. How can you tell if the person knocking on your door is a bass player? 

A. The knocking rushes. 

 

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17 hours ago, Phil O'Keefe said:

Q. How many bass players does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

A. None - the keyboard player can do it with his left hand. :music032:

 

Q. How many bass players does it take to change a lightbulb?

A. Just one - but the guitarist has to show him how to do it first. :music024:

 

Did you hear about the drummer who locked his keys in his car? 

It took him hours to get the bass player out. :badump:

 

 

 

My folks hired a family friend to teach me piano when I was a kid. When I informed him that I was going to move to playing bass he said something to the effect of "If you want to go through life as a crippled left hand, that's on you". I still get called Lefty by my family. :philpalm:

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Q:  How do you get a bass player to turn down?

A:  Put sheet music in front of him.

 

-As a bass player, I say....bring it on, ya pansies.  :love:

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6 minutes ago, flemtone said:

Q:  How do you get a bass player to turn down?

A:  Put sheet music in front of him.

 

-As a bass player, I say....bring it on, ya pansies.  :love:

That's supposed to be about guitar players.

It's been my experience that bass players in general are more knowledgeable about music theory than guitarists.

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3 minutes ago, flemtone said:

Q:  How do you get a bass player to turn down?

A:  Put sheet music in front of him.

 

-As a bass player, I say....bring it on, ya pansies.  :love:

Bass is relatively easy to sight read in comparison to guitar.  That said, there are a lot of non-readers in the rock world......

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5 minutes ago, gismo recording said:

That's supposed to be about guitar players.

It's been my experience that bass players in general are more knowledgeable about music theory than guitarists.

I think that's because a reasonable number of bass players start out learning upright/classical bass, then transition to electric.  It seems that a LOT of guitar players start out by learning the "cowboy chords" and completely skip the basic sheet music/sight reading progression.

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34 minutes ago, SteinbergerHack said:

I think that's because a reasonable number of bass players start out learning upright/classical bass, then transition to electric.  It seems that a LOT of guitar players start out by learning the "cowboy chords" and completely skip the basic sheet music/sight reading progression.

I started on reeds, so theory and reading notation came along with that. Then I learned bass clef when I started playing bass. But my eyes are not as good as my ears, so I tend to rely on my hearing and memory more - once I’ve read through and heard something a couple of times, the sheet music becomes an occasional reference rather than something I need to rely on. 

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29 minutes ago, Phil O'Keefe said:

I started on reeds, so theory and reading notation came along with that. Then I learned bass clef when I started playing bass. But my eyes are not as good as my ears, so I tend to rely on my hearing and memory more - once I’ve read through and heard something a couple of times, the sheet music becomes an occasional reference rather than something I need to rely on. 

Same here - I started on violin.

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I started on bass, just learning by ear and getting tips from my older brother. I took on the challenge of I Wish by Stevie Wonder when I was 12 and that really got me interested. Then I switched to guitar, but have continued learning and playing bass throughout. 

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