Posted by st'acey on May 24, 2000 at 19:16:10:
In Reply to: New Player posted by Andy FOwler on May 24, 2000 at 08:41:37:
: Hey everyone, I've decided to make a summer project out of playing a bass guitar. The main time I would be playing it would be in my church's band. I am really good at the piano, and thanks to my teacher I know a TON of theory. I think I could learn really fast, because I've messed with acoustic guitars a little. Does anybody have any suggestions for somebody who plays the piano and is trying to learn bass?
The best suggestion I could give to you, being a self-taught bassist myself, is just to practice a lot and experiment with different sounds. It's great that you know theory, b/c everything you already know can be applied to bass. If you want to learn different techniques on how to do cool stuff like slapping, popping, etc, there are a lot of good sites on the internet. Check out the Bass Tab Archive... this has lessons in technique, tabs for different songs, and a whole bunch of other useful information. If you have any specific questions, feel free to email me!! I'm no expert, but I can find answers for you. In the meantime, good luck and enjoy the bass!!!
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