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Mess'n w/ Bass...

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:41 pm
by mickeypainless
One of my kids band mates left his bass over here the other night and I was mess'n w/ it to no real avail and then my youngest son showed me a few chops and I just had to have one!
I tried to go way cheap but the amp w/ the Squire pack was REALLY small and cheap so I picked up the Squire P-Bass and a Beringer UltraBass BX1200. Purdy sweet!
Any suggestions and tips on how to get somewhere on bass will be greatly appreciated! Thanx in advance!
Mick

RE: Mess'n w/ Bass...

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:31 pm
by chick french
If you already play guitar this should be relatively easy. I play everything by ear. Have never bothered learning to read tabs, can't read music. Just listen and pick it out to suit me. I ain't interested in copying nobodys licks.

Here's the notes for a little riff in G. Double the notes

G B D E For the 1
C E G A For the 4
D F#A B For the 5

And I ain't no teacher as you can tell!!

RE: Mess'n w/ Bass...

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 11:57 pm
by mickeypainless
[updated:LAST EDITED ON Aug-21-05 AT 07:58 PM (EST)]That's a start Chick, THANX! I don't read music either, I use tab sometimes to get the feel but I don't even try to copy anyone else!
I do play guitar so I seem to be pickin it up purdy fast although I have no clue as to if I'm doin it right! Oh well... never been much of a conformist.

RE: Mess'n w/ Bass...

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:07 am
by chick french
Hey mick, do you know the number system? Something I think them Nashville cats come up with.

I just learned something looking at the lil riff I posted. Each note in the riff in sequence is the 1-4-5

Like I said, I ain't got no learning, jes play the damn thang!

RE: Mess'n w/ Bass...

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 2:40 am
by mickeypainless
Hey mick, do you know the number system?

Yep! I got to play'n w/ it this evening and then started ad-libbin and my kid popped his head in to say it sounded cool! Hmmmmmm... I'm liken this thang!