HypnoBassMan Posted February 17, 2003 Share Posted February 17, 2003 I just started playing bass again after about 25 years of not playing. And, just the other day I figured out why I never got anywhere and quit! I was using a visual approach to music. I know it seems dumb, but I was always having people SHOW me stuff! Emphasis on _SHOW_ me stuff. It was a bad habit that I got into when I just started. When I started playing bass I had a friend who was a relatively good guitar player, and he always did me the favor of learning the bass part and showing it too me. That really stunted my growth as a musician. As a result, it was only now that I have started all over again have I given serious consideration to learning parts by ear. I have only figured out a few songs, but now that I know that I can do it, I feel alot more confident and optimistic about my future as a bass player! Excuse me, but I just had to make this confession to someone. Hopefully someone will benefit from this insight a little earlier in his or her bass playing career HypnoBassMan HypnoBassMan The deeper you go the better you feel! (True for bass and hypnosis.) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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