Posted by Lenny on February 08, 2000 at 21:45:54:
In Reply to: New Basssist posted by Stone on February 07, 2000 at 14:09:53:
: Hello everyone, I am a new bassist and I am looking for an instructor in the Charlotte, NC area. If abyone is interested in this "gig" or know someone who maybe please Email me. Secondly, if I have no luck in finding an instructor I am more than willing to teach myself (To some extent) what are your views on learning efficiency for those who teach themselves, and where would be a good place to start.
stone, good luck finding a teacher, you will probably have decent luck, I myself am in cinci oh so your a bit away, before you find a teacher though you, what i found helpful is pluggin in and playing to all your favorite music, see if you can't figure out what your hearing and then try to find it. Your ear is an extremly important part of the process as well as your reading skills and your feel for the instrument. I do not recomend you try to figure out any thing to dificult at first stick with simple music at first so your intrest will not get lost in the difficulty. I don't know what your into, but you will want to at least be able to hear the bass lines somewhat clearly, country is a great begining to pick out the bass lines so is the blues, some cats might tell you to go straight to the hard stuff if your into it, but i never recomend getting noise over understanding, last but not least practice practice practice practise fall in love with your bass you'll be suprised what happens! also check out some bass magazines and go to your local music stores and find out the buz on different teachers their out there!
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