Re: Upright Bass needs so help

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Posted by Tim Ludlam on June 15, 2000 at 20:46:56:

In Reply to: Re: Upright Bass needs so help posted by David Kaczorowski on June 15, 2000 at 13:39:07:

: There's no way you or any one is going to become a good doublebass
: player in just a few months. Find a teacher and start on a method
: book. Except for it being tuned the same way, doublebass is a completely
: different instrument from bass guitar. Fingerings are totally different,
: you play more up and down the fingerboard instead of across, there's no
: frets, etc. Right hand pizz technique is different too, if you want to
: get a decent sound out of the bass. Find a teacher.

: : I am a 15 year old sophomore to be this fall and will be playing in my high school Jazz band with the upright. I know how to hold the intrument but my question for ya guyz and gails is what material do i start on. I have played the electric for about two years now and know the notes but what is good material to start out on bass if i want to get desent in about 3 months or so?
: : Thats for any replies.

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