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Some basic things to learn. Patterns Root Fifth Root Fifth Octave Root Fifth Flat Seventh Root Fifth Sixth Boogie Woogie Bass Chromatic Approach Notes Straight & Shuffle Rhythms


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There are numerous online resources available. See Scott's Bass Lessons on YouTube to start with. He as an excellent video on postures, fingering, etc. for electric bass guitar. I'm sure with a simpe search you could find the same info for stand-up / acoustic bass as well.


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If you are taking the theory knowledge as a given, off the top of my head, you're left with Instrument choice Fretless? 4-, 5-, or 6- string (or more?) Short scale? Active or passive? In some ways, bass is like a family of instruments. Do you want to focus on one, or spread yourself around a bit? Posture and holding the instrument Just standing and ...


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It's often been said, and I certainly agree, that teaching something makes you learn it really well. You're already a teacher, why not get the bassics (sic) and start some pupils. You will always be a few steps ahead, if not more! Finding your way round a bass is not difficult, and techniques can be your own. Nothing wrong with that. For the more advanced ...


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Do you also have the basics of the instrument's hand positioning for chords, etc. down? No one can teach feel...it must come from your soul. That said however technical ability can be taught - you say you are all set there. Excellent!! Now, find your voice and play! I suggest that you choose a few amazing Bass Players in the genre of music you prefer, find ...


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I have a few product suggestions. Some are quite unexpected but I have found them effective! Talcum/magnesium/baby powder works fine to keep my hands dry but I naturally have very dry skin so sometimes it's too much and makes my hands feel uncomfortable. It's cheap so you can always try this first. It can used for other body parts as well (against chafing ...


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Checking out: If you use the harmonic over the 7th fret of the E string, you get a B. You can use this B to tune the strings E and B together. That leaves you with 2 ways to tune the remaining E string: Using the 5th fret of the B string or ring the other E string itself. This will test true 2 of your memory resources: Strings B and E. You can use this to ...


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Assuming you have access to an amplifier, you can use the buzzing noise that they make when not plugged into a guitar, called mains hum, to tune. For example, in the UK, mains hum is 50Hz, which is about equivalent to G1 (49Hz). Of course, you will be very slightly out (1Hz) but seeing as you aren't tuning against anything else, this will not matter too ...



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