Recently decided to pick up the bass guitar after wanting to play for so many years. It’s hard to be a Sabbath or Maiden fan and not feel inspired.
I’ve purchased the B2B DVD set about two months ago and noticed I was progressing fast. I could get through most modules in a day, occasionally finding a sticking point (Billie Jean and Higher and Higher took several days). Recently I’ve been stuck on Pride and Joy which is driving me nuts. It’s a relatively simple song made up of quarter notes but I can’t seem to get through two verses with a CLEAN sound without excessive fret buzzing halfway through, particularly as I play in A flat and my fingers get spaced out across the neck. You’d swear my pinky regressed.
It’s causing me to want to start the course over because I feel I’ve gone further than I should have… I know this is the wrong approach to look at it.
I ask anybody who has the course, how long is it taking you? How often do you find yourself going backwards and redoing lessons? I hate the idea of advancing a module if a 12 bar blues progression is stopping me because of fretting forearm cramping and buzzing.
It’s important to note, due to business travel, I’m far from being consistent at my practice. I’ll do an hour a day for 8 days straight and then get on the road for 5 days and not touch it. Any finger exercises you can do to help with fretting if you don’t have a bass nearby?
Sorry for such a bizarre topic. It’s my first post here.