Posted by Denny on July 24, 2000 at 00:34:26:
In Reply to: Re: When your playing just sorta stands still... posted by kenny on July 23, 2000 at 07:37:33:
I've never had a bass teacher, I don't have the money for it, I'm only 16...I do read music though. I'm in my school's Jazz and Concert Band, so I have to, though my teacher has switched me over to guitar ( I can't stand it..I can't feel it..when I play bass, I feel it, on guitar I'm just "blah"). I loved playing bass in school, it was my first taste of a real walking bassline, we've played Oye Como Va, A Night In Tunisia, Chicago songs, Birdland, disco, alot of really fun stuff, we've even played The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. My teacher was great, he would open up songs like Pick Up The Pieces and make the whole rhythm section go into an jam, which was great, it helped me alot. He also made me play trombone duets, is making me transpose trumpet pieces in my head, he's fabulous...but I still don't feel myself progressing...I've been checking out Jaco and Victor Wooten, but what do I do then? I'm also looking for sites with trombone solos, or actual music for reading purposes. I also want an nice upright and play in a little jazz octet or something! but I don't have the resources..help! I'm getting frustrated and am learning Octopus's Garden on my guitar..
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