I just began playing bass in July of this year, 2023. I get together with a friend about once a week to play music. She plays rhythm or lead guitar. I am trying my hand at keeping up on bass. We are working on The Trill is Gone. I am struggling going from second fret on the A string to the 5 fret. When I manage it I get so trilled I forget to continue playing.
Struggling to finish the b2b course since we are not living at our own place. I literally have to dig out my amp every time I want to rehearse and most of the time the labtop is not available to me. Just sucks
Trying to get back to playing! Still recovering from covid during which time I’ve lost momentum and motivation. Although the covid symptoms were fairly mild, its been 7 weeks since I tested negative and I’m still not 100% OK . Just need to get going!!
When actually playing I do find the alternating plucking technique difficult. I have small hands and fingers so the middle finger is much weaker than the index finger. Anyway … working on it!
It can take quite a while but don’t fret (pun intended), it will come back.
Will try to pluck up enough motivation to get going!
I started with a J-bass and always played near the bridge pickup. Now that I’m trying to play closer to the bridge for certain songs feels like I’m having to re-learn how to play from scratch.
It’s like when you use someone else’s keyboard. You know how to type. You’ve been typing for a while now. Get on a new keyboard and it’s like you’re typing with someone else’s hands AND WHERE IS THE DANG “/” KEY!?!?
Same thing…but with bass.
I already know the advice (“slow down, practice more, get gud scrub”). I’m just venting.
Let it out! Unleash your venom!
Been struggling playing 34" scale basses since I injured my left arm 7 months. Started PT a couple weeks ago, been feeling better.
Just played my telebass for about 15 minutes. Tightness but no pain, and not sore now.b
I am over the moon. Will start b2b tomorrow and relearn how to play a big boi fretboard