Posted by Dan on May 28, 2000 at 13:22:37:
In Reply to: 5 string / fretless instruction posted by Dave Patterson on May 15, 2000 at 12:04:35:
Okay Dave, first teach yourself how to read music, it really just takes time, not skill. I recently bought a sting ray 5 and have found diatonics very helpful. Try to play the "whole" instrument. Start with a low C and play the major scale, then move up to a low D play the minor scale(all still in the key of C). Also, know where every note on your bass is. If some one says high C# on the G sting, be able to play it.
As for fretless players, check out Jaco Pastorius.
Good luck and keep practicing!
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