Posted by Uncle S. on February 06, 2002 at 18:30:07:
In Reply to: some pretty dumb questions... posted by Richard Malone on February 06, 2002 at 16:17:57:
Just keep in mind that the origional bass did not have frets. How do you think those people learned? As far as fret lines go, I would suggest that you do get a bass with fretlines or at least markers on the side of the neck as this is a good visual aid. Sliding is definatly a part of playing fretless. Although you may not slide every note, it is what sets a frettless apart from a fretted bass. Another thing you have to consider is, how good is your ear? Do YOU think you can tell whether or not a note you are playing is "out of tune", so to speak?
Good luck and let us know how it goes,
Don't consider your questions dumb. We are all here to help.
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