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Posted by BGM on April 29, 2001 at 12:32:21:

In Reply to: Re: I NEED ACOUSTIC BASS LESSONS! posted by pete bainbridge on April 27, 2001 at 08:14:34:

For about 80 bucks, you can get an electric bass program called "Interactive Bass."
It assumes you know absolutely nothing, you plug the bass in to the computers midi box,
and you're playing in five minutes to a background group. It teaches reading as well
by the use of a thick book it comes with, and eventually you can record music,
learn about 50 grooves, for all styles of music, and sightread music, right from
your computer screen.
I have Chuck Sher's book, and it's great. But it assumes a working knowledge of reading
and more.It's for the player that has a handle on the bass already, and is now
ready to learn to play jazz.
I realize this is not for upright, because I play upright. must start off somewhere.
And with no teacher around, this is about the only thing around that's going to suffice.
Double bass is a monster, and it's better to start out with it's little cousin,
(without a teacher) because it's easier to navigate, and other technical reasons you
wouldn't understand. This method is tried and true; Now all you need is an cheap
electric guitar, and 80 bucks.
It's called "Interactive Bass," by PlayPro Software, Inc. P.O.Box 5416, Santa Clara, CA 95056 It comes with 2 CD.s and a 200 pg. book. It's the best thing out there for bass
trust me.
Best of Luck.
As a player of both instruments, I think this is what you need.


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