Posted by David Kaczorowski on September 24, 2000 at 13:15:46:
In Reply to: Re: Thumb Position posted by dminor on September 22, 2000 at 22:40:02:
: 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.
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