Hi everyone, I’m new here! Definitely excited to be here.
Bit of my backstory I guess… I’ve had my bass guitar for over 10 years. It was a Christmas gift from my parents and initially I was thrilled but I was also in the process of applying for university, etc… Long story short, I lost the enthusiasm within the 1st year. I tried looking for YouTube tutorials for bass but you try checking out YouTube in 2010 and find anything as useful and structured for anything other than the more common guitar. My family also started pressuring me to learn more and practice more even though I was very much a baby beginner (now just an adult beginner). At that point it became a chore and not a hobby I was passionate about so I gradually stopped playing it until it just collected dust and would only get wiped down so someone else could play it or try it out. It’s been one of my biggest regrets. I’ve always loved music and I would keep telling myself that one day I’d come back and pick up the bass.
Fast forward to last week and my toddler was playing with a little guitar toy. He looked like he was having fun. I was trying to keep him entertained so I dug around my closet and found my bass and practice amp. I looked up some YouTube beginner tutorials and found this community while I was trying to mess around and make some fun sounds for my toddler. But after a couple videos, I realized how much fun I was having and I wanted to keep going…so now I’m riding this wave of enthusiasm without pressure. BassBuzz is exactly what I was looking for all those years ago. Someone passionate about the bass, like Josh, who enjoys teaching others and is very honest about what to work on specifically for bass. I’ve been able to try some of the exercises and practice very basic techniques and already I feel so much more comfortable learning and practicing bass than I ever did back in 2010.