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paska122 2003-04-05 07:40

how long you have been played bass?
i have been played bass only 5 months
i take bass lessons every week
:stoned: what is good exercise for me?

artofnothing6 2003-04-05 12:30

5 years on and off.

Tattered 2003-04-05 14:45

Ive been playing for a year and 4 months now, and i teach myself, from my bass teacher saying im better than him, and he cannot teach me anything else.

A bass exercise you say??..whats your standard, what do you wanna learn?

Name something like, slap, tapping, triplet riffs?

walpurgis 2003-04-05 19:57

6 or 7 years, but I don't play all that much anymore.

Jarhead 2003-04-05 21:24

ive had my bass for about 7 months now. ive been playing for about...1 or 2 weeks. :D

Anubis 2003-04-05 22:05

No lessons whatsoever
I will have been playing for 2 years in 8 days
Good exercise? PLAYING YOUR BASS:homer:

Buganeer 2003-04-06 07:28

15 years since i picked up a bass the 1st time. followed by some years practicing and some infamous school n backyard bands ;)

10 years on stage now, up today I never wanted anything more than just fun, so don't blame me that i haven't thrown 15 records out ;)

Def 2003-04-06 08:50

not that long, about 5/6 years and two years with lessons, but I'm still young and making fast progress :)

trolo 2003-04-08 16:12

:drunk: 2 years and 4 months and now i am trying to make a tribute band for King Diamond i have tabed some of the songs if anybody need some song, askme for it and ill try to postit. i already put one on this page but they havent accepted it yet, i dont know whay.:bawling:

Tattered 2003-04-09 12:23

Yeah ive only been playing for about a year, and im already doing a gig

I got one this weekend, and i got a 50 second bass solo argh!!

Im scared!!-400 people!!! wish me luck!!

Oh and our gig is advertised in the kerrang!! :beer:

Def 2003-04-09 13:16

what's kerrang? sounds like a brandname for factory made bongs?

wow, 400 people for your first gig is a lot, we had like 80-100 or something, be sure not to fuck up! your first gig will stay in your mind and a lot of poeple are going to refer to it in the future, I'm happy our first gig was cool, hehe :) I still remember parts of it, covering Killing In The Name, 7 Words and 5 minutes alone :)

SoulSlayer 2003-04-09 13:39

Kerrang is a metal magazine which mainly covers crap metal now so dont bother trying to find a copy (I think its UK only but i may be wrong) I been playing for a year.

Tattered 2003-04-09 13:46

Nah it doesent cover crap metal, it covers slayer, and there not crap, it covers pantera there not crap, it covers iron monkey, the haunted and morbid angel, and there not crap either.

Dujo Jones 2003-04-17 10:29

almost two years now.

SoulSlayer 2003-04-28 02:18

Okay replied on this ages ago. Yeah as you will point out in your next post, it covers slayer, the haunted etc. True but not very often. How did the gig go?

Tattered 2003-04-28 12:38

Yeah it went good, theres another thread on the details of it under ''First gig - Check!''

Cheers :beer:

EntropyBassist 2003-05-15 16:46

id of been playing two years in october

Damien-X 2003-06-08 21:58

I have been playing bass for about 4 years now, self taught.

Been gigging for about a year now with my band Inferis and if you want some good exercises for bass check out that has absolutely everything on there, including every bass scale and mode.

SoulSlayer 2003-06-24 15:26

Ok, sorry Ive been away for a way guys, times were hard but exams are done now :)

I usually do this exercise to warm but I used to do it all the time and it can build up good strength and co-ordination. Play the chromatic scale, every note in the first position. To cut a long story short and to spare you theory: On the E string, you play open, 1st, 2nd, 3rd THEN 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, THEN 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and OPEN A THEN 3rd, 4th, open A, 1st (On A) That may sound complicated but its very simple to understand yet annoyingly hard to play fast when you first start out. So you play 4 notes each time. Start on E (which is just open E) and then play the three semitones that follow it. Then change root to the next note, F and play the three semitones following that. You continue until your last 4 notes are the first 4 frets on G string. If you didnt understand that last bit then ignore it and re-read the first bit :) Remember, you never go above the 4th fret on any string, you move on to the open of the next string, thats what makes it tricky.

Keep practicising that and you will build good strength and co-ordination.

BassBehemoth 2003-06-24 16:27

I've been playing for 2 years and at one point I quit school to play bass so I don't think I'm that bad. I took bass lessons for a year and a half and quit because I wasn't really learning anything new.

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