Re: Meshing

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Posted by Frederick on September 14, 2000 at 10:56:56:

In Reply to: Re: Meshing posted by Datsgor on September 13, 2000 at 09:19:29:

: : I'm just beginning bass and when I try to play my bass fast, like one note after the other, the notes all mesh together to form one, annoying sound...I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong and there's a teqchnique I don't know about or if there's something wrong with the amp or something...thanks for you help.

: : Nathan

: Nathan, how beginning are you? have you gotten a good grasp on your tempo yet? I mean the boring stuff, practicing whole notes, half notes, quarter notes to a metronome over and over again. The basics. How is your right hand left hand coordination. Are they locked in with one another? Perfectly in tune with each others movements? If not.....thats o.k. keep practicing, slow down a little and dont give up. Have you ever had a teacher? Even just a few lessons can be enough to correct some "bad" habits that may have crept into your style. Personally, I think teachers are great. I have been playing 20 years and i still go to this teacher for advice once in a while. Its just the outside perspective that helps. I hope this helped you out in any small way......late.......john

Wait a minue I went back and read our post again. Your notes sound like a big mush? I don't know. Are you playing with reverb on your amp(yucck)? Are you playing in front of the beat? Have you experimented with the "less is more" theory? Low end can get very muddy if you don't concentrate on good sound, touch and tone. Are certain notes ringing out even when you have gone to another note? If so, do you have a muting technique down to cut off previously played notes while going to the next one(that's important). Use your ears, heart and soul when playing, just as much as you use your two hands.

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