Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Learning to Play Bass Guitar - Online Resources?

So, I'm keeping to at least thirty minutes of practicing a day, and so far so good.

I've found a couple online resources that have helped.
and both have incredible resources to help reinforce your studies.

And for those of you on six strings, you should really check out

Are there any other resources you guys have stumbled on?


  1. Juan:
    You be jammin'!
    Before you go into the studio to lay tracks for your first CD, let me know. I'm sure I can rally up a handful of voiceover talents who can harmonize with ya - we'd be even better than Sting's backup singers!

  2. LOL!
    Well, it'll be a WHILE before I'm allowed into a studio to play (as opposed to pushing record).
    I'll totally let you know when I'm ready to throw down some tracks though.


  3. There are actually tonnes of "learn how to play guitar" eBooks out there. I've seen them range from $10 to $100.

    It's funny how popular guitar lessons are getting: spike from Guitar Hero games, maybe?

  4. LOL! Guitar Hero...
    Maybe, yeah probably.

    I'm always really wary of ebooks. Can't really say why, just get twitchy thinking about spending money on them when you can't see what's in them. I'm a product of the Borders generation. If I can't read almost the whole book in the store while sitting at a crappy coffee bar, then how could I know if I want to buy the book?

    I just picked up a couple books on scales. We'll see how I do with that.

  5. Hey 30 minutes is great, especially if your practicing everyday. I would suggest playing as long as you can really, the longer the better.

  6. LOL!
    Thanks. I've been really bad about reporting back to this blog about my progress, but it has been kind of slow going.
    Really I just want to get a little better with the basics before I start looking up some decent private lessons.

  7. eBooks are ok, but when you are buying loads they all add up.

  8. Yeah.
    eBooks DO add up.
    I also find that I plateau really quick with what I learn from them.

    I'm getting to that point where I really just need to suck it up and find a teacher...

  9. Hello Some Audio Guy, use the following site for free bass lessons, no point paying for a teacher when there's stuff out there for free.

  10. Some Audio Guy, why don't you keep with online resources rather than pay for a teacher?
    It may help.

  11. Oh I'll certainly be using online resources (and P-B is pretty sweet), but knowing myself, unless I make myself accountable to someone I'm probably going to plateau.

    You know like school. If I hadn't had a teacher that could flunk me, I probably wouldn't have tried very hard in several subjects...

  12. Oh are you trying to say that you need someone to push you, so you will succeed?

    If you do decided to get bass lessons make sure that you are learning, and they are not just wasting your time and money.

  13. Yeah lil bit.

    I have to say, unless I'm being challenged to do something I probably wont take the initiative LOL.