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Re: What am I doing wrong with my playing???

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Posted by Dave Wood on February 14, 2001 at 05:53:34:

In Reply to: What am I doing wrong with my playing??? posted by Antonio on February 13, 2001 at 23:58:41:

I'm sure you've heard all the stuff of practising in proper ways so I won't get into that. Exept that it's better to practise something specific for 15 min than to jam around without thinking for hours.

To my main thought.
I was once in a same kind of a situation and I got it greatly solved.
You should start learning something that is way over your ability, in my case it was the bass solo in 'Moons' from Marcus Miller's solo record "The Sun Don't Lie". I had it in notes so it was even harder, but I think it's in tab at already. Nevertheless, this helped me and whenever I think I'm stuck, and everybody feels like that sometimes, I start learning something really difficult.
You should remember to start slow enough (use a metronome/drum machine) and keep practising even if it seems hopeless at times. Good luck.

Dave Wood

: Hello all! I am new to this board, but I am in serious need of help.
: I have been playing for close to 5 years now, and find myself to be a proficient enough bass player to hold down my groove. BUT.......
: In these past 2 years, I have barely progressed enough to notice. Yes, this is a RUT. One hell of a rut might I add. I have done everything people have told me to do... I have listened to ALL sorts of different music and do so religiously, tried to play along with it, EVERYTHING. What it always seems to come back to is I play the same note patterns when I am creating a line. As well as my finger picking speed is quite slow. I can't keep anything going consistently when I am playing faster. Slower things aren't a problem and I articulate these lines and notes VERY WELL. I don't know what to do here ladies and gentlemen. For the love of everything holy, I am begging for suggestions.
: I appreciate any and all comments that you may have!
: Antonio

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