Re: do most bass players use tablature?

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Posted by Pat Harrington on October 20, 2000 at 19:38:06:

In Reply to: Re: do most bass players use tablature? posted by El Pájaro on October 20, 2000 at 16:57:58:

: : Hi,

: : My name is sean and i started playing bass about 2 months ago. I'm getting good and
: : I would like to know how to use bass tablature and if you could
: : give me a few examples.

: : I would also like to know is tablature easier and do most band like limp
: : bizkit use it?

: :

: : PaPaSeAn

: Hey there,
: If you're serious about bass and music, get away from tab and learn to read standard notation instead. Tab is a shortcut to nowhere, and I can guarantee you'll never see tab in a gig. Don't mean to disencourage you, though, but I think you should learn the proper tools to gig. Learning to read standard notation takes longer and can get draining sometimes, but the rewards would be worth the effort.
: Buena suerte and keep your bass up front in the mix,
: El Pájaro.

>>>>> Once again I gotta agree with Master P (El Pajaro),
over the many years of playing and gigging, I've
almost NEVER been called on to read much tab, it's
not what the pros use live or in the studio. What I
see most often is standard notation, "skeleton" charts
and the Nashville Numbering System. When I need to chart
out something quickly for a last-minute gig, the N.N.S
is probably best, it's so quick...For a beginning player,
there's no substitute for learning how to read music
properly using standard notation, it's something you'll
never be able to get away from. Tab might be OK to grab
some quick fingerings, but a player just starting out
should always begin using the correct traditional

Pat H

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