Posted by blisshead on January 25, 2001 at 23:28:43:
In Reply to: Bass lessons or more books? posted by Mooch on January 20, 2001 at 19:32:30:
: Hi all,
: I guess I'd class my self as an intermediate player. I've been playing a few years, people compliment my playing etc. But I'm certainly humble enough to know there's alot more to learn (isn't there always more?).
: I'd say my most of my learning on bass has been self taught supplemented by many bass instruction books and observing and emulating many of my bass heroes. I've gotten better over the years but some techniques I've been hitting a wall with by myself such as "proper" slap/taping techniques ( I can wing it : ) . I'm also into melodic chording stuff that doesn't seem to be covered in many books in detail. I feel having someone just show me would be the best way to approach this. Still I'm having a hard time finding an instructor that is capable of teaching these things (I'm in northern KY near cincinati if any happen to read this : ).
: So any suggestions?
: Thanks in advance!
www.billthebuddhadickens.com , slap diety has some useful stuff. Victor Wootens site offers some free lessons that are actually good. Check out any Les Claypool line. Buy a RHCP CD and try and puzzle out some of what Flea is doing. It's hard to find a teacher who actually knows how to play this style, you my be on your own. Jeff Berlin says that's the best way to learn technique anyway. Good Luck.
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