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Posted by Don on April 22, 2000 at 10:47:00:

In Reply to: new bassist needs LOTS of help. posted by Brett on April 20, 2000 at 16:58:54:

: ok, i JUST got my Bass 2 day's ago. I've wanted to play for a few years now,
: so i bought one. I want to knwo were i can find somewhere (online)
: that i can get some kind of information on how to play.. and i was wondering what are the pickups?
: or the finger board? i know that sounds like a realy stupid question, but
: this is the first time that i've ever seen a bass up close. and i'm trying to find where to put my fingers
: i knwo that this sounds like a lot of questions, but if someone can answer any of them, it
: would be very helpful
: thank you
: brett
Bass is an instrument on which you can teach yourself to be "pretty good", and that's a curse. If you go that route, you will NEVER fulfill your potential. I speak as a former self-taught smart-ass who thought he was too cool, because I got to play in Carnegie Hall (when that meant something) before I was 21. Then I absolutely stagnated, for YEARS, until I elected to take classical training. Every classical lesson I took made me a better jazz player. I now study with two demanding, internationally known bassists, and I've never been happier. That's my way of suggesting that you find a teacher. Good luck, whatever you do.

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