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Posted by Rich Laird on March 30, 2001 at 07:30:48:
In Reply to: Re: .... anybody help with my fret problem?? or my jazz standards problem>> posted by spong on March 30, 2001 at 05:16:02:
: Try the link below for a cool site that gives you free charts and a midi version of the tracks to play along with. It is a mixed bag, but has a lot of the most prominant jazz standards.
: As far a learning the Upright, if you play along with the music above you will soon figure out the intonation as your ear will tell you (band-in-a-box is also a great help). The electric bass patterns you already know will be of some limited help, but I think you need to treat it as a completely different animal. I also found using a bow helps with the intonation, as it is much louder and has much more sustain (it is also quite good fun).
: I would also suggest getting a good teacher for at least a couple of initial lessons. If you get into too many bad habits at this stage in the game, they will stay with you forever.
Really good suggestion about using your ears and not your eyes - Unlike Tim, I've been playing for a looong time...and I can't over-emphasize how important that is.
Hey, Tim...did you ever get ahold of Pepe Gonzalez? If so, say Hello for me.
: I know the spacing is a lot wider on an upright, but I wouldn't try to analize it too much, just play more with your ear rather than your eyes to avoid a lot of frustration.
: Just my 2c, I have only just started with the upright myself so I am no expert.
: Tim Spong
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