Posted by Rosco on June 14, 2000 at 15:36:50:
In Reply to: How long before he can play??? posted by Ron on June 12, 2000 at 18:59:01:
: I'm an old bluegrasser who has recently convinced my old partners to start up the band again. Our old bass player is long-gone and my 18 year old son has offered to play the upright bass for us. I have located a good intermediate used instrument. It has been professionally set-up and sounds great. My son is an accomplished guitarist, mandolin, and banjo player, who also gets around nicely on fretless electric guitar. He plays with two fingers (no picks). If he's able to practice a couple of hours a day, how long do you experts think it will take him to be able to play the same things on the upright that he plays now on the bass guitar?. I have no idea how long it takes to make the switch.
According to his skill level on the electric bass, the change may take some time for this young player. I have recently made the switch from electric to acoustic
and there is a vast difference between the two (guage of strings etc.) It all depends on the individual player.
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