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Hi all, another newbie here...totally new to the bass. All my heroes are bass players so, at the age of 34 I decided to do something I always wanted and bought a bass. Just a cheap P-bass and I'm still working to learn scales. Please don't expect me to know any Jaco songs as I did'nt know who he was till I bought a copy of Bass Player three months ago. At any rate, this is a good source of info so keep it up! :wave:
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Welcome. Never to old to start. I have a guy for lessons who started about a year ago. He's a Vascular Surgeon or something, does heart surguries. He is having a great time learning, and is one of my better students. Not necessarily one of my best players, but a very good student.

 

I might suggest if you are just starting that it would be benificial to find a teacher. Never hurts to have someone check out your technique and get you on the right track.

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Thanks all! Am looking to get lessons, its a bit frustrating at times doing the self-taught way, but I'm doing ok for now only because I seem to have an ear for tone and already had the basic idea of how to read music. As soon as I can afford to I'll find a decent teacher.
Donnie Peterson
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Hi RRN69!

 

I only started to play bass a few months ago - at age 42! It's fantastic fun, and this forum is an invaluable resource! I hope you find this to be the case as well.

 

[sarcasm]

I was surprised, however, to see that there were 68 Rockin' Red Necks here already. :confused:

[/sarcasm]

 

Martin

C.V.: Snowboarder (1983-), Bass Owner (1996-), Chemistry Teacher (1997-) & Serious Bass Student (2003-)
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Originally posted by MartinJ:

Hi RRN69!

 

[sarcasm]

I was surprised, however, to see that there were 68 Rockin' Red Necks here already. :confused:

[/sarcasm]

 

Martin

Ya know, i was thinking the same damn thing.

 

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welcome to the LDL Mr. Redneck :D

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Welcome, Red! These guys are alright. They might bust your chops occasionally, but they know the low end stuff cold. Enjoy! :D
**Standard Disclaimer** Ya gotta watch da Ouizel, as he often posts complete and utter BS. In this case however, He just might be right. Eagles may soar, but Ouizels don't get sucked into jet engines.
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Hi RockinRedneck!

 

Welcome to the forum. I was 40 when I got my bass, and then didn't start learning to play for about a year.

 

Now I am 44, and actually really do play now. Not great, not even really good, but "good enough!" I was in a rockin oldies band for a couple of years, but we just broke up. Now I shall take my limited skills elsewhere, and improve them, hopefully with another rockin oldies band!

 

Best of luck to you. Bass is awesome! You picked good. :thu:

 

... connie z

"Change comes from within." - Jeremy Cohen

 

The definition of LUCK: When Preparation meets Opportunity!

 

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Hi rockinredneck69,

 

Welcome to the deep end of the pool.

 

I think I've got all you guys beat for starting late; I started playing bass at 50, two years and nine months ago. Nobody has ever told me I'm great, or even good. But occasionally someone will tell me I'm getting better! :D At the rate I'm going, I may reach "good" at 70, and possibly "great" at 80. Unfortunately, my dad and his dad both died when they were 79. :freak:

 

Oh, well, I'm enjoying it now.

 

Bruiser

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Hell, Bruiser, isn't that the point? :D
**Standard Disclaimer** Ya gotta watch da Ouizel, as he often posts complete and utter BS. In this case however, He just might be right. Eagles may soar, but Ouizels don't get sucked into jet engines.
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You know, I was just thinking today, "Why didn't I pick up the Bass as a kid?"

 

Now that I see how I'm not the only one who didn't grow up with the instrument, I'm feeling much better. I'm 31 and just have a ball playing! I've been at if for about three years, been taking lessons for one year and I still get that good feeling I had when I got my first Bass. It's never too late indeed...

 

Welcome to the forum Redneck!

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rockinredneck69

 

Welcome to the deeper side of life.

 

Remember to be your own thought police. Positive self-talk can get you through when your fingers are not doing what you want them to do.

 

I played bass in a local garage band in high school for a couple of years. I never really learned much or got very good at it. But then returned to it 28 years later and I'm having a great time! I've played for only a year and a half very part time and I am a much better player then I was then.

 

Welcome!

HypnoBassMan

 

The deeper you go the better you feel! (True for bass and hypnosis.)

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