Welcome to the community @BassDarling!
I have some experience with playing music but at the time I was a lot younger (probably 10 years old). I practiced acoustic guitar and Bb clarinet for awhile then stopped playing instruments for almost a decade.
Not too long ago I picked up the bass (I’m actually using my dad’s for now) and I’ve been casually practicing every now and then. I’m actually a college student so I have a little trouble managing my time. I have mainly been studying theory as a result which hasn’t been too bad since I’ve had some exposure.
Lucky for me I have a 6 week break starting this week and I’m looking forward to practicing hard!
New subscriber and learner. Orginaly from the USA but now live in the UK. I played music at a high level (trombone) for many many years so I can at least read bass clef.
Life got in the way of me playimg music but now in my late 50’s I have time again. I tried to teach myself base in my teens when I was playing Trombone but did not make much progress. I know see why as I went abut it all wrong.
I saw some of Josh’s videos and really liked his vibe and approach. I feel I am making good progress and more importantly I am having fun.
I need to remember how long it took me to get to a good level in trombone and be patient! Peace and be safe!
Welcome @dave.zack. Having been a 'bone player and knowing how to read a bass clef music sheet gives you a nice head start.
Welcome @Molly, glad you’ve been enjoying the course! I’ve got some Pixies coming to a YT video in a little bit.
Welcome Belle @BassDarling! You’re actually pretty young compared to some of the folks here. Never too late to bass!
Welcome @Lan13-17, enjoy your break!
Welcome @dave.zack! Trombone+bass is a cool doubling, you can still read out of all the same books.
My name is Dan. I’m a husband, father, engineer in the space/defense sector, and I am super excited about learning to play bass!
I’ve been wanting to learn for a while now, but have been intimidated at the prospect of everything that goes into it, which made me keep putting it off. Recently I came across Josh’s BassBuzz videos on YouTube and was instantly hooked. I love the way he presents the information and am really looking forward to starting the Beginner to Badass journey!
I don’t have a lot of musical background (played baritone in middle school but have pretty much forgot everything I once knew), but my fingers are crossed that I can emulate the success of Dan the Human Guinea Pig and enjoy playing the bass in no time.
Hi Dan, welcome! I am upstate as well, Finger Lakes area. Have fun!
Hi all, another learner here! I’m based in the UK and decided to take the plunge and learn how to play bass. I’ve just got a new Yamaha TRBX504 in translucent brown and using an Ampeg BA108 v2 amp. Motored my way through module 1 and looking forward to the challenges the next module brings!
We expect pics of your purchases* very soon.
- You know… your first bass and amp… then your second bass… and your practice space… and your pedals… and any additional basses.
New guy here. It is becoming winter in Maine soon. I don’t have a lot of music background in my past, but I am trying to learn how to play a little. I guess I am sort of a fan of bass lines from the Flying Burrito Brothers (Chris Hillman), and generally most walking bass lines. I think I am now on lesson 35 of 109 in the Beginner to Badass series. I am playing on a late 1986 or so Japanese p-bass (a Westone Spectrum Deluxe) and I have a little Peavey 208 max as my practice amp. I try to play about an hour a day and it is fun for me. The big challenge is trying to convince my fingers on both hands to actually work together as a team. I am enjoying playing around with it though.
Welcome to the community @rmcmullin!