Time to bust some bass myths. You may even buy into some of these myths yourself, which could be holding back your playing.
0:23 - Myth #1: Bass is Boring
2:17 - Myth #2: Bass is Easier than Guitar
5:06 - Myth #3: You Can’t Play with Small Hands
9:37 - Myth #4: Pick or Fingers?
11:00 - Myth #5: It Takes a Long Time to Learn Bass
C Major Scale Playalong
Experiment with stretching vs. “microshifting,” see what’s more comfortable for your hands. (but remember that you’ll get better at stretching with time)
Fun fact: For the guitar vs. bass demo at 3:59, I “borrowed” (blatantly ripped off) a Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar lick, who knows which song it was from?
BTW, this is my current favorite vid that I took a clip from for this video, Juan Alderete interviewing Tim Lefevbre about playing on Bowie’s Blackstar record: (he plays a bunch of lines from the record, so freaking cool)
Did you ever believe any of these bass myths? Or do you disagree with one of my myth busts?