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Offline arthur59

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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2012, 07:46:06 AM »
Hey gruvn-low this is an example of exercise 1 ( 1-4-5-2-3-7-6-1) above the 12th fret and below the 12th fret @ 120 bpm, in the key of Bb. excuse the string buzzing. Right know I just want you to get used to playing the intervals (numbers) then later we'll deal with adding notes (numbers) to the progressions.
Also get used to singing the intervals,the numbers. Sing: "1-4-5-2-3-6-7-1 - 1-4-5-2-3-6-7-1 sing throughout the day while at work,school,the gym just sing "1-4-5-2-3-6-7-1  1-4-5-2-3-6-7-1"etc...

This is also part of our ear training,singing the numbers! ;)
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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2012, 12:13:56 PM »
Arthur59, why those particular numbers?  Are they a catch all for changes that you would most often use?

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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2012, 02:43:18 PM »
This is good stuff!  Thank you!

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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2012, 03:30:02 PM »
I know it isn't fair, but I can now play the exercises at the instructed rate. I had an edge since I could already play bass at an advanced beginner level. It was good practice.

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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2012, 04:43:28 PM »
Arthur59, why those particular numbers?  Are they a catch all for changes that you would most often use?
The reason for these particular numbers? I just want you to get used to playing and hearing different intervals shapes, and I want your fingers to get used to playing different intervals (numbers) in one hand position. 
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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2012, 04:50:01 PM »
I know it isn't fair, but I can now play the exercises at the instructed rate. I had an edge since I could already play bass at an advanced beginner level. It was good practice.
I have some more stuff coming up that you may already know, may be you can help me teach it! :)" each one teach one"
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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2012, 06:10:22 PM »
If you were playing the numbers and singing the numbers like I suggested you should be able to play exercise one (1-4-5-2-3-7-6-1) WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS! TRY IT, IF YOU PLAY THE WRONG NUMBERS (notes) YOUR EARS WILL LET YOU KNOW! ;D

We're going to combine ear training and playing by numbers together :D   
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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2012, 11:22:59 PM »
Yeah it's starting to come together.

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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2012, 11:29:38 PM »
These lessons are great arthur59.  I'm just learning from you.  If I could help anyone, I sure would do it but my skills are limited.  Thanks again for your posts.

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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2012, 06:45:29 AM »
I have first one down, second one should be down by practice time tonight. Thanks

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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2012, 07:10:28 AM »
If you were playing the numbers and singing the numbers like I suggested you should be able to play exercise one (1-4-5-2-3-7-6-1) WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS! TRY IT, IF YOU PLAY THE WRONG NUMBERS (notes) YOUR EARS WILL LET YOU KNOW! ;D

We're going to combine ear training and playing by numbers together :D
I've been singing the numbers all day at work I also added a melody to it. When I got home and picked up my bass I played it with no problem. I heard it in my head before I played it on the bass. These lessons are great for bass player that play on Sundays at church. I'm loving the lessons bro, keep it coming.   

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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2012, 02:14:54 PM »
Should I play down the scale or up the scale on a six string bass?

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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #52 on: August 10, 2012, 03:59:35 PM »
Should I play down the scale or up the scale on a six string bass?
Start with your lowest note and work your way up! once you can play it at 120 bpm then you can move on to the NEXT ASSIGNMENT. :o
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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2012, 04:21:27 PM »
Next assignment:  now play exercise one: 1-4-5-2-3-7-6-1 this time play numbers 4-5-7-6 in your lower register  ?/? i'm not going to post a video on this you should be able to figure it out!... and come up with your own finger pattern >:(  ;D
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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #54 on: August 10, 2012, 05:41:12 PM »
Next assignment:  now play exercise one: 1-4-5-2-3-7-6-1 this time play numbers 4-5-7-6 in your lower register  ?/? i'm not going to post a video on this you should be able to figure it out!... and come up with your own finger pattern >:(  ;D
If u cant figure it out let me know :(
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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #55 on: August 10, 2012, 09:13:48 PM »
Bass4God,  berbie, 5deep, Gemini47 ,Gruvn-low, Kingjames59 ,wesley.  After a week I know who my main students are and the lessons will be geared toward you guys.
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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2012, 12:02:25 AM »
I am definitely in, I'm trying to learn all I can. Arthur you make easy to grasp thanks for all you do.

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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #57 on: August 11, 2012, 12:13:17 AM »
I'm certainly in. Enjoying it.

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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #58 on: August 11, 2012, 05:55:32 AM »
Sweet!

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Re: Bass lessons for newbies?
« Reply #59 on: August 11, 2012, 08:16:48 AM »
Cool!!
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