As I said in a previous thread, I fell in love with the bass when I heard the disco sounds of Chic, Duran Duran, Taste of Honey, and the Bee Gees. Rio in particular made me go to the pawn shop and buy a low end Washburn. I simply loved it. However, I thought I could sit down, pick out the bass parts and play. It did not work. At all.
So after 15 years, I looked for a course.
Now I am on module 4, and purchased the course Jun 28, so a few days into it. I am really, really, enjoying the lessons. I will not lie, and was skeptical. The pitch for the courses was over the top and slightly … well, I will not say unkind things here. Let’s just say my initial skepticism was wrong. I am at the point where I have to learn the music alphabet, and since I am obsessed with music theory and talked about it here non-stop, I get my first exercise.
I am simply astonished on what I am getting from this, and how far I am going. I still cannot believe it. So thanks.
What I really want to do is learn the fretboard. That’s going to take some time, but I cannot even start that until I can say the music alphabet backward and forward.
I am going against the grain and taking a music theory course. Youtube has a full series from Yale for free, so if it is free, why not? In between learning technique and silly delivery in the videos, I get the stoic, formal, and the angry older man talking about circle of fifths.
So where does it all go from here? I am hoping it comes to the point where it all makes sense, comes together, and I can enjoy playing the bass. In time, in tune, and all the right notes. Others did it. I really hope I can, too.