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  • Online Bass Guitar Lessons?

    I have a bass guitar that I mostly mess around with, but I actually want to try some lessons and really learn how to play it. I don't really want to do formal lessons with a music teacher because of time constraints, maybe next spring quarter I'll take a class. I thought online lessons would be a good thing that I could take at my own pace but there is so much crap on the internet I don't know where to start. Does any one know a site that has (preferably free) good online lessons? Thanks in advance.

    P.s.: I looked for an old thread and all there was really was an old thread by GRF.


    Originally posted by Scott Wright
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  • #2
    Learn your scales and notes.

    http://www.blackbeltguitar.com/

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    • #3
      I play bass. And its really easy to teach yourself how to play. All you have to know is which strings are which, which sharp notes don't exist, and know the alphabet for A to G. Just look up a full bass tab image on google. See if you can find where the notes are.

      If you want to play a song, go to http://www.ultimate-guitar.com. Look for a Bass tab option, click on it, and the number on the string is the number fret you put your finger on. Its an uphill battle but once you get playing and learn all the notes, bass guitar is a very fun, and very simple instrument to play.

      sig by fenikz
      Originally posted by ImBrotherCain
      You are just a terrible person.
      Originally posted by bigbluedefense
      I have an iPhone.

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      • #4
        Try getting Bass tabs on some pretty easy songs. Started playing the guitar about a year ago and did not want to pay for lessons so I just used tabs to learn and it has worked out quite well.

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        • #5
          Slappa da bass! I Love You Man

          I wish more people around here would pick up a bass. My band needs one and if you ask someone to learn it they get all offended like the bass isn't good enough for them.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by VoodooMonkey View Post
            Slappa da bass! I Love You Man

            I wish more people around here would pick up a bass. My band needs one and if you ask someone to learn it they get all offended like the bass isn't good enough for them.
            Haha I know my friend plays guitar and I was like dude you should pick up my bass and he was like nah Ill just play my guitar.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Donno View Post
              Haha I know my friend plays guitar and I was like dude you should pick up my bass and he was like nah Ill just play my guitar.
              Dude, exactly. Me and a couple of my friends have drums and the two guitar spots on lock so we asked our other friend to learn bass and he was like, "Nah man, I wanna play guitar." The only problem is he doesn't know how to play guitar either so he's not in a spot to really negotiate that. :/
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              • #8
                Originally posted by VoodooMonkey View Post
                Dude, exactly. Me and a couple of my friends have drums and the two guitar spots on lock so we asked our other friend to learn bass and he was like, "Nah man, I wanna play guitar." The only problem is he doesn't know how to play guitar either so he's not in a spot to really negotiate that. :/
                Thats cause everyone these days either wants to play drums or sing or play guitar. Bass has been forgotton about! Thats why I decided to start playing.

                sig by fenikz
                Originally posted by ImBrotherCain
                You are just a terrible person.
                Originally posted by bigbluedefense
                I have an iPhone.

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                • #9
                  I'd rather play bass than guitar. My fingers are a little big and I like the bass of the bass (lol) better.


                  Originally posted by Scott Wright
                  Don't be a stranger. Jordyzzzz would want you to stick around. ;o)

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                  • #10
                    Dude I like Les Claypool over many guitarists that people would say are "badass"

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                    • #11
                      i play both bass and guitar

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                      • #12
                        I can play the drums. I have a Pacific by DW kit surrounded by Zildjians.

                        Let's get some activity going in the Cleveland sub-forum!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by vikes_29 View Post
                          which sharp notes don't exist
                          Which where those again?

                          The bass is easy to pick up without instruction, at least compared to most other instruments. Unless you're seeking to play a certain style, whatever works best for you will be pretty well accepted. Just flip through your music collection for some songs with repeating basslines that you like. Learn those by ear (it's quicker and a vastly more useful way to use your time than learning the theory first) and then once you have some basics down, go back and pick out the basic theory pieces you'll need (basic note names, structure of scales, and probably some harmonization stuff, but that can come probably come a little later).

                          Oh, and nothing beats practice. It's not a complicated instrument, just give it the time and you'll be decent soon enough.
                          Last edited by Paranoidmoonduck; 06-09-2009, 02:40 AM.

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                          • #14
                            I play bass. Easiest way to learn is to start with tabs, and, like Donno said, learn your scales.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by fenikz View Post
                              i play both bass and guitar
                              Can we see a picture of this?


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