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alexander78nz
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New to the bass

Post by alexander78nz » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:08 am

HI I've recently started playing the bass. And have starting doing some online lessons from a site called jamplay and was wondering if it's the most effective way of learning or are there better sites or more effective learning methods

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Re: New to the bass

Post by bronzet » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:42 am

Hey there and welcome :) With regards to the 'best method' to learn bass, there are no best methods it is just what method works best for you. For a start, it depends on what learning style you have - kinesthetic, visual, auditory, reading/writing learning styles. I learn best by watching and doing (i.e visual and kinesthetic learning styles) so when i started playing bass, i had one-to-one lessons. It might be good for you to find out what type of learning style(s) you have. Maybe if you learn best by reading up on something, then maybe try get a book and read about how to play bass etc
There are plenty of youtube channels out there to help you learn to play bass also, including Scott's Bass lessons which seems to be quite popular https://www.youtube.com/user/devinebass . There are also plenty of DVDs out there too.
Anyways, good luck with learning to play bass :)
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Re: New to the bass

Post by foal30 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:39 pm

Having a private tutor is highly recommended.

It's also better to study music as opposed to bass :lol:
Obviously there is some technical faculty required but knowing what and when to play is empowering and makes a better feel.
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