Posted by Don on September 28, 2000 at 07:16:13:
In Reply to: Re: Thumb Position posted by Mr.Snob on September 26, 2000 at 07:57:24:
: : : Let me add that there are bassists who have studied and succeeded WITHOUT the benefit of a teacher and are NOT fools.
: : : Here's some simple advise ... if it feels good - do it! If not, seek advise, but not from some snob from Berkeley who thinks they know it all.
: : Unlike electric bass guitarists, I'm sure doublebassists who studied without a teacher
: : and succeeded are very rare and exceptional talents. The benefit of having a teacher
: : not only speeds progress, but is important to the prevention of bad habits or
: : improper technique that will lead to physical injury. I learned the hard way on both counts.
: : If calling it like it like I see it, and experienced it, makes me a snob, so be it, I'm a snob.
: To bad you never learned how to spell Berklee!!
Too bad he never learned how to spell advice.
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