Re: technique, bass riffs

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Posted by El Pájaro on July 11, 2000 at 06:49:02:

In Reply to: technique, bass riffs posted by LuKe on July 11, 2000 at 04:47:59:

: i have been playing bass for about 6 months now, and i am about to start playing in a band. i'm having trouble with my fretting and slap bass technique, and have never practiced timing. i need some tips. any help would be appreciated. also, what is the best bass wah pedal? oh yeah, any cool riffs you could tell me would also be helpful :) catch ya

Hey there Luke,
A lot has been said and written against metronomes, but I think I'd stick with our esteemed colleague Alfonso's advice on this one. Anyway, I wouldn't use the metronome (or a drum machine or any other device which can provide a source of metronomical time, for that matter) for learning new music; use the metronome to practice the music you already know well. Otherwise, the click becomes primary concern and the notes are deemed secondary, if ever deemed at all.
And, since we're on the topic: try getting a drum machine to practice time; it's just a helluva lot more fun.
Buena suerte and keep all of your basses WAY up front in the mix,
El Pájaro

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