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Old 2006-09-27, 15:01
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matterthief matterthief is offline
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Hey Flynn! Congratulations on deciding to play bass. I bought my first bass like twenty years ago. I was in a band three weeks later and I have been playing in bands ever since.
I think the most important thing for you to learn now is how to play with others. Find a guitar player and learn how to follow his chord changes. The most important thing for a bass player is hitting the root on time. If you don't do that the guitars and the drums sound out of time and then it all falls to shit.
Get familiar with the fingerboard and learn where each note is without looking (you can't hit the root if you don't know where it is right?). When you are more comfortable keeping time you will learn how to fill that time between hitting the root with passing tones or scales, arpeggios and all that shit.
First make sure you keep good time and hit the root. Good luck!
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