I’m Christopher, although most folks who know me from various online fora call me “octothorpe”. I’ve been learning bass in fits and starts for awhile, and maybe a year or so ago, I discovered Josh’s YT channel, and really enjoyed his style (@JoshFossgreen you really do have a talent for this, and it’s deeply appreciated). This gave me a push to start playing again. Historically, I’ve played other stringed instruments: violin, viola (no jokes please), and cello. I’m noticing I’m having to unlearn a lot in order to get better at playing bass.
Aside from unlearning, I also have to get better at consistency. I’ve got a lot of life obligations at the moment, which means I’m limited in my time to play, but I’ve decided I can make a wee bit of time, daily, and that will prevent me from having to start at the beginning every time I fall off the wagon. I’m thankful for the different ‘tracks’ Josh has provided for learning. Slow and steady will probably work for me, given my situation.
When not playing bass, or deferring to family/domestic/work obligations, I’m usually listening to music (mostly soul/motown/R&B/funk/and similar) at my home in Greenwich, CT USA. I grew up in Korea and Japan, but came to the US to go to university, and I’ve been here for about 30 years now. I’m just starting to really explore the country outside of the coasts. There’s SO much to explore!
So, thanks to Josh, and thanks to all in the forum — you’re all a positive bunch of folk!