~ guitar & bass methods ~

~ the chop shop ~

'turning our 'understanding of music' into art into our musical stories, as we travel through the time and space of music on the strings of our instruments :)

In a nutshell, 2 for a nickel :) Since the lower four strings of these two instruments are the same, we might as well learn a bit of both, and at the same time. Meaning that the following method (s) follow right along side by side with one another. Learn some chords? Let's find a bassline? Got a bass riff ... let's find some chords. Got a piano? Oh look out !

This method works well to start a band with these instruments. The basics get everyone on the same page. SWap parts when somebody can't make the show. Then there's the theory to explore and potential evolutions as art matures.

So maybe do both or one or the other, or start a band, or add this method into your band, whatever works really, maybe even start another 'cyberband', with cats beyond your horizons, and use this web book as a way to meet up somehow and share music.

A note of truth. Branching out to other instruments can help to stay bizzy in tight gig markets. In my own, mostly guitar experience here in Alaska, instant dates when I got a real bass :)

 

'learn two for a nickel as the saying once go'd :)

In a nutshell. Since the lower four strings of these two instruments are the same, we might as well learn a bit of both, and at the same time. Meaning that the following method (s) follow right along side by side with one another. Learn some chords? Let's find a bassline? Got a bass riff ... let's find some chords. Got a piano? Oh look out !

This method works well to start a band with these instruments. The basics get everyone on the same page. SWap parts when somebody can't make the show. Then there's the theory to explore and potential evolutions as art matures.

So maybe do both or one or the other, or start a band, or add this method into your band, whatever works really, maybe even start another 'cyberband', with cats beyond your horizons, and use this web book as a way to meet up somehow and share music.

A note of truth. Branching out to other instruments can help to stay bizzy in tight gig markets. In my own, mostly guitar experience here in Alaska, instant dates when I got a real bass :)

"I’ve done the ‘William Tell Overture’ a thousand times on my live show. That, too, is a challenge, and I don’t think I’ve ever played it perfectly. If I ever do, fans might grow to expect it that way every time."

wiki ~ Glen Campell

From the NYTimes, Aug. 8, 2017