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I Belong to a media site that has lessons and songbooks and features all the great Musicians Who Play Bass And Who Play Guitar,

Some of the Great Bassist  and guitar players that frequent this site are well known like Stu Hamm ,And Brad Carlton,Robben Ford,

And literally Hundreds more big time players, In Rock,

Country, Blues, Jazz  Classical, More Blues than you can imagine. Improv Jazz, The list goes on….If You can think of it they have a lesson

or dozens of lessons for it. I Still take lessons all the time, That Is why I Became a member of this site. If I want a quick refresher course in any genre of music I head to True Fire. Many of you probably know 0f this site already if so good on you. For those who may not ,

They are having a humongus labor day sale, Today is Labor Day in the U.S. And..

If you are looking for any type of musical learning material .

i would really consider true fire on this labor day they are having huge specials today .

Not only that but some super cool FREE GIVEAWAYS too

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Short Scale Bass Guitar Or Long Scale Bass Guitar

Short Or Long Scale

When it comes to bass guitar sizes as far as scale goes , We are usually talking about the length of the neck of the Bass Guitar.

With The typical scale usually being 34 inches measured from the saddle on the Bridge to the Nut on the head stock. This measurement is right for many top

brands on the public market. Like your Fenders ,Music Mans, Epiphones, Some Gibsons etc.

This is the common scale length most builders build to. And same goes with Bass Guitar String builders too. So it goes to say most of us Bass Players feel

comfortable playing a bass with a 34 inch scale length. We have learned to use this scale length without regard to the size of our bodies.

For Many players tho this scale length has actually slowed us down in our learning and in our flexibility moving about the neck.

Lets face it, not all people are made the same. And Im sure most of us Bass Players already know

there are alternatives to the 34 inch scale length of Bass Guitars.

For one is the 30 inch scale length . The 30 inch scale length has been around many years,

And a good number of Builders have consistently used the 30 inch scale with great success.

One such builder is none other than Gibson, For years they have built and put on the market the E B Series of bass guitars.

We have the Famous E B 1 Bass by Gibson That looks like a 4 string bass version of their very popular Gibson S.G. Guitar.

But there are  other scale lengths out there too. The Ashbury Bass, For a long time made by Fender, But also produced by gretch.  And tried buy a couple others as well.

This bass is not only unique in Scale Length, It sports silicone rubber strings and special piezo pickups to collect the sound of the rubber strings,

As steel or all metal strings would not make any sounds come from the ashbury bass because of metal strings require a electromagnetic pickup system to pick up and duplicate the sounds produced by the vibration of steel or metalic strings.

And The Ashbury just does not have this type of system. But the rubber strings makes it fun to play.

The Ashbury Bass is a scale of only 18 inches. But don’t be fooled by the small size of this bass guitar.

The Ashbury Bass  Produces a huge sound kinda like a full size Upright Bass Makes. People are usually shocked to hear such a big sound from the ashbury bass.

Now take the full size standup bass or Bass Viola as they are called, Although you would not play one of these in a way you would a guitar.

They do have a different scale length, And this can very from 41.3 inches to 43.3 depending if you have a 7/8 size or a 3/4 size or even a 4/4 size, Yes the Upright Bass Viola has a few different scales of its own.

And there is more many regular 5 string Bass Guitars can be found in a 35 inch scale length, And there are many brands of Bass`s that are made with 6 ,7, and even 8 strings,

And many of these long scale speciality Bass`s come in scale lengths of  35 inches ,36 inches ,and even 37 inch scale lengths, And alot of these are special custom built Bass Guitars,

One thing to be aware of when thinking about playing a long scale Bass Guitar, Is the fact about can you get strings for these Special Scale lengths ? Or would you have to have custom strings made for your bass all the time,

This could get real expensive. Bass strings already are on average about 4 to 5 times more costly than guitar strings. This could lead to a very expensive string habit…….. Something to consider

All in all alot of real tall people with very long arms, Might find the need to get a long scale bass guitar, And if you do , You can feel confident there probably is a size out there just for you.

Carvin LB75 5-String Bass Guitar

Carvin LB75 5-String Bass Guitar in mint condition with original Carvin case. no scratches, no dents, stays in case most of its life.CARVINLB75

 

 

Neckthrough, beautiful finish. A great player. Made in U.S.A.

Peavey T-40 Bass Bass Guitar

Peavey T-40 Bass Bass Guitar

 

Peavey T-40 Bass Bass Guitar  – Classic electric bass in great condition. Recently serviced. This thing is a BEAST with great tone!
Comes with a hard case.PEAVEY T-40 BASS

Editors note: I Was once lucky enough to own one of these Basss,

Beautiful bass to play,Unfortunately i got talked out of it but loved it while I had it,

These Bass`s have a special type of tone pre-amps in them that are unique to Peavey,

Maybe someone who knows more about them will chime in. Because all i know is you can really get some unique sounds out of these bass`sPEAVEY T-40 BASS

Learn Your Bass Scales

Learn Your Bass Scales

Learn Your Bass Guitar Scales

As Bass Players we have a certain responsibility
when playing with other musicians,
And That Is to furnish a great bass line or groove
that makes the
listener want to hear more, And hold the song together,
Plus set a tempo that moves the rest of the band along.
And if you are also the singer like some  bass players are, 
(Jack Bruce)
You need to add that to our list of duties while
playing live music.
Yeah the Bass Players Job has expanded for sure
lets say since
the arrival of funk music , And Larry Graham Especially in
today’s modern music  you notice more and more slap bass
playing in rock songs,About BestInBassguitars.com
I Can remember a time when some of your average bass players would not be
good enough to play some of today’s music, Not meant to be a knock on some of us older players ,But the amazing talent
out there has driven the complexity of the music way up.
The role of the Bass Player has greatly expanded, From the relative
comfort of playing the 1, 4 , 5 `s, or the single 8th notes that
we all did back in the 60`s and Seventys, and into the start of the 80s
Today’s Bass Players get little if any rest thru-out the song,
like we used to enjoy for making things easy and back when
many times the Bass Player was a buddy that wanted to join a band,
  And we know  they used to always say anyone can be the
bass player.
Not Anymore.
Today`s music demands a highly skilled and talented
Bass Player.
Sometimes We have to come up with catchy bass lines almost
on the spot. Especially true if you do very much Jamming with
strangers, Or music you have never heard or played before.
I recently attended a few open mics in my area ,I do this once in
a while , to keep myself  sharp especially if im not in a band at the
moment.
And I like to play alot, i miss playing music with other musicians ,
Its hard to go a week or 10 days for me.
Could not believe some of the great talent thats out there, 
One thing that has not changed very much tho, That is and i guess
always will be Bass Players Are always in high demand.
Some of the bass players i know play in 2 maybe 3 different
projects at once. 
I was in a situation like this last week, Sitting in with a bunch
of talented musicians at a open jazz Jam, I  got 2 offers to come
out and play regular with bands, Not bragging thats not the point ,
Point is bass players in high demand
That I got invited to come Join in the fun. Was so cool for me its
always great to get a invite to go play music.
But I must admit some of the music was complicated a bit ,
But I got thru it shining ,And really had a great time.
This could have been a train wreck
A lot of songs i really did not know that well or maybe
not at all.
All I knew was the Key or root note. And it made me so happy I
 had taken the time in the past to learn my Bass Scales.
Especially the minor scales,
And really if you know the key and a hint of the tempo,
You can catch on fairly easily
That is if you know your Scales.
 I Probably do not have to say this but Many of You im sure
know already there is a scale
Or a set of notes on the fret board for every key.
Even the notes
that make up  The chords. The thing that makes this
all way easier is
knowing what notes you need to play that all sound
good together
That is what notes in the  scales do , they all sound good together.
These groups of  notes  are called Scales.
nuff said
And we typically use about 12 of them, How Many are There ?  
im not sure but alot of them. I had a book of bass scales around
here some where seems like it had at least 50 pages.
But just knowing the Main 12 will usually get you by
just fine.
Most scales have 8 notes and go from root to root a
octave above.
So Learn and  Practice These scales for your bass guitar.
They will no doubt come in handy many times over in
your music playing career.
I Know they have saved me tons of embarrassment
over the years.
Now here is a link where you can learn much more
about scales
And What I think is really cool the scales are written
out in bass tab.
And much other musical info for players,
This is not a affiliate link And im getting nothing for
sending you there,
Some people get all bent out of shape if they think we are
earning money off some info.
But thats not the case ,
I`m just trying to help players learn as easy as possible
And I find this page to be helpful in that regard ,
The site owners do not even know im sending them traffic.
So Rest assured no money made here The Link
Enjoy

 

ThePlayer

Crosstown Traffic

Crosstown Traffic

You jump in front of my car when you,
you know all the time
Ninty miles an hour, girl, is the speed I drive
You tell me it’s alright, you don’t mind a little pain
You say you just want me to take you for a drive

You’re just like crosstown traffic
So hard to get through to you
Crosstown traffic
I don’t need to run over you
Crosstown traffic
All you do is slow me down
And I’m tryin’ to get on the other side of town
I’m not the only soul who’s accused of hit and run
Tire tracks all across your back
I can, I can see you had your fun
But, darlin’ can’t you see my signals turn from green to red
And with you I can see a traffic jam straight up ahead
You’re just like crosstown traffic
So hard to get through to you
Crosstown traffic
I don’t need to run over you
Crosstown traffic
All you do is slow me down
And I got better things on the other side of town

Jimi Hendrix

Rickenbacker 4003  4 String Bass

Rickenbacker 4003 4 String Bass

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Rickenbacker 4003 / 4 String Bass 

Selling my 2002 Rickenbacker 4003 Maple-Glo 4 string bass. I am the original owner. It is Flawless! Perfect condition and sounds great. I bought this new  and now its just very Lightly played and used because the acoustic guitar is my main instrument. Never have taken outside my non-smoking home. Strings are fairly fresh since replaced with original Ric OE strings. New these are going for about $2,000 to $2,249.99 depending on location.
D.N.A. OF A BASS GUITAR PART 2

D.N.A. OF A BASS GUITAR PART 2

part 2                                    This is a repost of a article i wrote some time ago

D.N.A. OF A BASS GUITAR PART 2     

D. N. A. OF BASS GUITARS PART 2

D. N. A. Of Bass Guitars Part 2

Playing Styles Differ As Much As Players Differ, And how they use their hands on the bass guitar says alot about the sounds they create

There are also variations in how a bassist chooses to rest the right-hand thumb (or left thumb in the case of left-handed players). A player may rest his thumb on the top edge of one of the pickups. One may also rest one’s thumb on the side of the fretboard, which is especially common among bassists who have an upright bass influence. Some bassists anchor their thumbs on the lowest string and move it off to play on the low string. Alternatively, the thumb can be rested loosely on the strings to mute the unused strings.

Early Fender models came with a “thumbrest” attached to the pickguard, below the strings. Contrary to its name, this was not used to rest the thumb, but to rest the fingers while using the thumb to pluck the strings. The thumbrest was moved above the strings in 1970s models and eliminated in the 1980s.

“Slap and pop” and tapping

The slap and pop method, which is a mainstay of funk, uses tones and percussive sounds achieved by thumping (or “slapping”) a string with the thumb and snapping (or “popping”) a string or strings with the index or middle fingers. Bassists often interpolate left hand-muted “dead notes” between the slaps and pops to achieve a rapid percussive effect. Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone and Graham Central Station was an early innovator of the slap style, and Louis Johnson of the The Brothers Johnson is also credited as an early slap bass player.

Slap and pop style is also used by many bassists in other genres, such as rock (e.g., J J Burnel and Les Claypool) and fusion (e.g. Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten and Alain Caron). Slap style playing was popularized throughout the 1980s and early 1990s by pop bass players such as Mark King (from Level 42) and funk-rock bassists such as Flea (from the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Alex Katunich (from Incubus). Wooten popularized the “double thump,” in which the string is slapped twice, on the upstroke and a downstroke (for more information, see Classical Thump).

In the two-handed tapping style, bassists use both hands to play notes by rapidly pressing and holding the string to the fret. This makes it possible to play contrapuntal lines, chords and arpeggios. Some players noted for this technique include Billy Sheehan, Stuart Hamm, John Myung, Victor Wooten, Les Claypool, Michael Manring and the style’s originator, John Entwistle. The Chapman Stick and Warr Guitars are string instruments that are designed to be played using two-handed tapping. Another rarely-used playing technique related to slapping is the use of wooden dowel “funk fingers”, an approach popularized by Tony Levin.

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The Bass guitar  has changed the world.

The Bass guitar  has changed the world.

The Bass guitar  has changed the world.

 

 

As A Very Young Instrument The Electric Bass Guitar Has Made Massive Strides In Changing The Sound Of Modern Music,

More Than Alot Of Other Instruments That Come To Mind,

Just Imagine The Beatles “Come Together” Without Paul McCartney`s
Famous Bass Lines,

Or Try To Picture The Cream WithOut A Electric Bass, All Those Songs We Grew Up With ,

Would Not Have Been Possible
Just 30 Years Earlier When Leo Fender In The Late 40`s,Came Up With The First Electric Bass Guitar.

Here Are Some Examples To Recon With
Just Imagine This Music With No Bass Guitars, Then you realize how

The Bass guitar  has changed the world.

The Bass was a huge part of our modern early music

More than anyone else, it was Cream who changed the face of British rock music.

They took the fusion of blues and rock pioneered by Alexis Korner and John Mayall to places where it had never been before. They employed a level of group improvisation

that was worthy of free jazz. In fact, their music had basically three layers:

a pop melody, lengthy solos inspired by free jazz,

and a propulsive rhythm’n’blues beat.By the electric Bass Guitar

They indulged in guitar distortions and dissonant solos that were shocking for an audience raised on the Beatles.

Even the soul-jazz melodies of Sunshine Of Your Love (1967) and White Room (1968), while not revolutionary,

pointed towards a more sophisticated kind of “pop” than the childish refrains of Mersey-beat.
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The Bass Guitar Builds Music

 

Cream was the most successful of the blues revival bands, forcing British rock that at the time still fed on pop tunes, to an abrupt reversal of direction.

The Who had already given it a try, and the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds had already reformed the blues in a revolutionary way, while Bob Dylan had experimented with long topical songs on Blonde On Blonde.

But it was Cream that made the new genre happen.

Cream was the band that altered the format of the rock song: long free jams recorded live instead of three minutes of verse, bridge, and chorus recorded in the studio.It would have been way too boring without the Bass Guitar.

They sold fifteen million albums in three years, a record that made the Beatles seem like losers.

The members of this power trio, formed in the autumn 1966, were all veterans of the blues revival. Guitarist Eric Clapton was the same prodigy who revealed himself with the Yardbirds,

and who had contributed to the legendary recording of Bluesbreakers with John Mayall. Drummer Peter “Ginger” Baker, skilled at many forms of percussion, had already played, in 1960, with the Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti, and in 1962 with Alexis Korner and the Graham Bond Organisation.

Scottish bassist Jack Bruce had traveled some of the same roads as Baker, before joining Manfred Mann. Bruce and Clapton had met each other in the Powerhouse,

A short-lived lineup put together by John Mayall, that also included Steve Winwood at the keyboard.

With Cream these three virtuosos simply brought to fruition the experience that they developed in the London clubs,

bringing to the rock concert stage long, electric, high volume improvisations.

Cream debuted with two singles: Wrapping Paper, that belongs to the early psychedelic era, and I Feel Free, the first taste of Clapton’s solos.

Fresh Cream (Atco, 1966) was an historic event: Clapton’s high volume distortions, Baker’s acrobatic style, and Bruce’s melodic atmosphere raised ordinary and rather poor material (mostly covers, except for Toad by Baker and NSU by Bruce) to the highest levels.

The compositions of Jack Bruce take over on Disraeli Gears (1967), an album decidedly more pop and less bluesy, produced by Felix Pappalardi.

Strange Brew is a typical example of how the group could transform blues into rock for intellectuals who were tired of Beatles pop tunes.

Tales Of Brave Ulysses, Clapton’s tour de force, features the introduction of the wah-wah pedal.

Sunshine Of Your Love, a long collective delirium based on one of Bruce’s catchy and obsessive riffs,

Remains their masterpiece.

And all because of the Electric Bass Guitar

Their fame came with their concerts, which in America instituted a social shock as important as the love-ins of the hippies. Clapton, fast and incisive, Bruce, pulsating and powerful,

And Baker, loud and overflowing, created a new standard for popular music.

Never Too Old To Play The Bass

Never Too Old To Start Playing Bass Guitar

 

Picking Up The Bass Again at 60Bob’s Story

When it comes to the decision to play the bass guitar, not everybody is picking up the instrument for the first time. Sometimes, the person who wants to play already has many years of experience. Maybe you played as a young person and gave it up when job, family and, well, LIFE needed your         attention more than your beloved bass?

We all know that players might have to put down their basses to do the things they have to do in this world. But there’s no reason why you can’t come back. Now that your major responsibilities have been met, Are you itching to get back to being a thunder-maker? If you’re a bit nervous or reluctant to take the plunge, read this little fictional story. I hope it will inspire you to do what you know you want to do!

But yet there still are many mature folks that have always wanted to be a musician,  But The right perfect moment just never presented itself,

Its Kinda like that business idea you have had for years, And you really feel like its a goldmine just waiting to be opened up.  But circumstances have just never been perfect to give it a shot.

But you know what ? Circumstances may never be Perfect, And waiting and waiting for that perfect moment,  Is shorting yourself,  You need to be positive, You need to forget about failure do not even let failure cross your mind.

And if its a expense issue, Please know with the proper education about purchasing a bass guitar

(Please read our Bass Guitar Buying Guide ) You can always recoup the cost of buying that bass of your dreams (usually 100% ) So put that thought away too.bbgbanner00 site map

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Bob strolls into the music store. He’s grey at the temples, wears glasses, and has a bit of a stiffness to his walk. In his eyes, a lifetime of experience. He’s been married for thirty five years. The kids have gone on to start families of their own, and Bob’s been thinking about something.

The salesman watches as he makes his way over to the bass guitars. He follows. “Can I help you find something?”

Bob tucks his hands in his pockets and motions his chin at the Jazz Bass hanging on the wall. “She’s a beauty.” I forgot how to hold one of these girls.

The salesman eases the Jazz from its perch and hands it over. Bob lifts his foot to the rung of a nearby stool and rests the Jazz on his leg. He plays a 12-bar walking line with a lot of feeling and groove.

The salesman plugs the Jazz into a floor amp and sets the dials. Bob plays more lines and the now amplified thunder shakes the floor. He`s lost in the fret board and  doesn’t hear as the salesman relates some of the features of this particular Jazz. All he hears is the thunder.

When he finishes his demo, he turns the Jazz over in his hands. “I used to play when I was younger. We did school dances, local weddings. Pop, rock, blues, swing from 60s and 70s mostly.”

The salesman asks, “Planning to take it up again?”

Bob hands back the Jazz. “Oh I don’t know. Just looking, I guess.”

“Well, you’re pretty good, man.” He gives Bob his card. “You should think about it.”

When Bob gets home, he takes out his old photo album and does a Memory Lane once-over of the guys in the band and some of their stage gigs. He really would like to play again, but the truth be told, it’s been so long and he knows he’s no Spring Chicken anymore. And anyway, what’s the point of buying a brand new Jazz Bass when he’s probably forgotten most of what he used to know? A few basslines in the music store does not mean he could still play all the songs he used to love.

But wasn’t the thunder great, though? Wasn’t it a genuine thrill to feel the floor rumbling again under his feet?

I’m almost sixty, he reminds himself. I can’t start all over again. He looks at the salesman’s business card.

Bob’s wife comes in and breaks up the reverie. “Where were you?”

He closes the album. “Just a walk to the music store.”

She sets a coffee cup next to him. “Remember, if you get to have a new bass, I get to have a new acoustic guitar.”

His heart beats a little faster. Maybe I could do this, he thinks to himself. His breathing gets quick and the adrenaline rush hits him. He  gives her a wink. “Maybe we should take lessons this time.”

She rushes from the room to grab her jacket. “Hurry up. The store closes at six!”

FENDER PRECISION BASS GUITAR CIJ ’04

FENDER PRECISION BASS GUITAR CIJ ’04

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Fender Precision bass guitar crafted in Japan circa 2002-04 in very good condition. This is a reissue of ’62 thru ’66 era Fender bass. 

The Japanese Fender basses are excellent instruments and rival the U.S. made basses for quality.

Plays and sounds great with the classic Fender P-bass tone. Weight is 9.2 pounds.

Sunburst with a Tortoise shell pickguard and the fret board is rosewood (Fender no longer offers rosewood boards). I added a genuine Fender part bridge cover.

1967 Vox Apollo IV bass

 1967 Vox Apollo IV bass 

1967 Vox Apollo IV electric acoustic bass.
Built-in G tuner, distortion booster –67 vox 4 string Bass67 vox 4 string Bass

 

 

all work (requires 9v battery).
There is no pick guard (photo shows screw holes where it once existed.
Tone knob is chipped.
Original hardshell case. Made in Italy.
Same owner since 1984.

1979-1980 Fender Bullet Bass Deluxe

1979-1980 Fender Bullet Bass Deluxe

Fender Bullet Bass Deluxe

Fantastic condition very early release of the Made in USA Fender Bullet Bass Deluxe. E0 serial numbers began in the second half of 1979 and this bass is one of the first 200 stamped with that code.bullit1fender @bestinbassguitars.com

 

The bass is in fantastic condition with a really nice setup that is low, in tune, and easy to play. Frets are in good shape and the truss rod has movement left in it and was just recently loosened (yay!). The bass has a few minor dents and dings as pictured and a small spot on the pick guard where the previous owner went for the truss.

front rear fender bullet bass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am the second owner and have had the bass for roughly 10 years. The tone pot is wired to be both a high pass and a low pass opening up tonal options for the instrument without cosmetically altering Fenders original intention.fender bullit bass body neck

 

 

Comes with original case. Pricing higher because of rarity of serial number and 70’s date. E0 SN was used between 79-81 and this is one of the first 200 in the run which makes it likely a 79, hard to say for sure.

Spoonful Live Jack Bruce Ginger Baker Gary Moore

BBM Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Gary Moore – Spoonfull – live

Some of you younger Bass Players might not even know Who Jack Bruce is, That’s  O.K  because I am going to change that now (hopefully) It officially only lasted 3.5 years. It Was the foundation of our Rock And Blues music of Today. It was a combination of arguably one of the best Blues Guitarist of our times . And a new style Hard Hitting Drummer with solo`s so long at times you could forget what band you were listening too. And That legendary Bass Player who showed us all the Bass Guitar was more than a simple fill in background instrument, That failed Guitar Players who wanted to be in a band would grab, So they could stay in the band.  We are talking  about  Cream  of course, With

Eric  Clapton on Guitar , Ginger Baker on a huge drum set, And of  course Jack Bruce on Bass Guitar and vocals. Some will argue the greatest Rock Band of all times. Some will argue the Greatest Blues Band of all times, Mainly because of Clapton’s Guitar  Prowess in The Blues . And some will argue a over rated Psychedelic  Experience and nothing more.

But nobody can deny Cream`s role in our Rock Music foundation.  Dubbed The biggest Trio in music , The sound was huge. And the songs proved to be immortal. “White Room” “Sunshine of your love”, Go listen to “Strange Brew” And that bass line is incredible for the time in history it was recorded.  Want straight up Blues ? How about ” Sitting On Top Of The World ” Jack Bruce was Legendary, In that the Bass Player in this band was also responsible for most all the vocals.

And nobody can deny the  Standards that were set by  Jack Bruce`s Bass Playing. So sit Back take a listen before You Tube takes this down for copy rights violations. And Enjoy

     Theplayer

 

Absolutely fantastic version of Spoonfull by Jack Bruce Ginger Baker and Gary Moore known as BBM at Montreux

    

Learning To Play The Bass Guitar

leaeningtoplaybassguitarLearning To Play The Bass Guitar

Learning to play the Bass Guitar These days is one hell of alot easier than when I was coming up.

And we all know why  don`t We ?

Of Course We Do  :    Its The Internet Silly.

These  Days The Internet has replaced Many Music Instructors. Kinda Sad For the Music Instructors.

Because most of them studied hard  and made it through university and might even have student loans to pay,

And all musicians know making money from your talents can be brutal.

But at the same time this is about learning to play And the internet has been

Really Good for the Students. When I was coming up, Our choices were few and quite Far Apart.

You either went to a big high school That had a nice music program

Or Your Parent`s had enough income to pay for private lessons.

And I  Guess Very few Musicians  are so talented , That they easily Just picked up their instruments  and started Playing.

We Know those types don’t we?  They are called Prodigy`s And once in A While they come along.

Unfortunately most of us are not prodigy`s…..

But most people are capable of learning to play a instrument pretty easy.

And just about every level of player no matter how talented

Have at least some room for learning a little something.

And now Days The  New Musicians  have So Many options. They Can Pick from the Best musicians on the Planet.

To learn from. And any style of music they wish. 24 hours a day you can take some lessons.And They have the Opportunity to Quickly learn any style they desire.

And alot of times it is totally Free Too. Iv`e personally have picked up quite a few tricks online

That have made me a better bass player.

Some thing thats Really Helped me alot is practicing with backing tracks.

 

And it really has helped me to use Backing Tracks, Its just like jamming with a band, At least thru my P.A. .

Lot of times i probably would have not practiced if it were not for the fact i remembered i had these backing tracks.

Sometimes its hard to get in the mood to play when your home alone, or any other good time to practice.

But With these Backing Tracks there on my computer and its hooked to my sound system,

And my recording System All on my Computer I can control my P.A. and even my monitors

So you can easily be up and jamming in less than 5 minutes. Nothing at all to setup just grab your bass and dig in —

-to what ever you feel like playing First you got to get your Backing Tracks, And I don`t like to pay much for backing tracks ,

I try and get them free mostly,

I Get them from other musicians when i can.

Guess Im kinda cheap or maybe just Thrifty When i do have to break down and get some tracks on the run

like  I have  little time to learn some songs or some thing crazy i do know a good site .

These folks are affordable even for my cheap ass. i Dug up the Web Site put a link down below ,

And No I get no money for this so click away.

 

Professional Backing Tracks - Whether you're a professional singer in a pub / club or want to sing along to a backing track in your bedroom. We have a backing track for you! You can get nearly 90% off with a compilation or perhaps you prefer a music medley.