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  1. Rebooting TMBG

    I have decided to jump back into the TMBG lessons with the goal of eventually getting through all the lessons (a lofty goal for me).

    I started a few years ago, made it through a few lessons and then life happened and it it was put on the shelf. I did use it as a reference when I needed specific information sooner rather than later.

    For example, I has started playing with a worship band at a church and needed to learn five or more songs in a week, so I jumped to the ...
  2. The 6th Annual Thunder Row Bass Bash at Summer NAMM is coming up!

    Hello all Thunder Row Denizens,
    It's around the corner! On Thursday and Friday, June 23rd and 24th Douglas Corner Cafe will be taken over by all things Bass for Roy Vogt's 6th Annual Thunder Row Bass Invitational. I'm still finalizing the Artist list, but so far it includes:
    Bill Clements, Jamey Millard, Jared Lees, Nick Golder, Roy Vogt's Urban Legends, Roy Vogt/Justin Kalk Project, Cody Wright, Michael Dimin, Jauquo III-X, Nashville's own Stacey Coake, Anthony "Smooth Groove" ...
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  3. Hellooo?! Anyone home?

    I haven't been here in so long. I've lurked but haven't signed on. Around November/December 2015, I had to make a decision of which hobbies I needed to put on a backburner so I could move forward in other more important areas of my life.

    Bass practice was the first hobby to go. Drumming was next and I really cried about that one. I really need a hands-on teacher to make sense of bass and that's not a financial option for me at the moment. The teacher I did have for 2 months helped ...
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  4. What's Going On

    I haven't updated in 2 weeks. What have I been doing? I haven't played bass at all. I'm researching various bass teachers. This monophonically played instrument confuses me so much. When it's played well, it's inspiring. I've come to realize I need live instruction as the dvds alone aren't helping me overcome some big questions I have and the ruts in my path.

    Keeping my fingers crossed a few live lessons will help me move forward!

    Updated 10-01-2015 at 04:29 PM by jusca

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  5. The Lows and The Highs

    I Got Low

    I'm on a mini-break from practicing concepts from the course in a more structured fashion. I've been playing 12 bar blues to different backing tracks. I've looked up rhythms from my drum book and tried creating basslines using the rhythms and chord tones. This was exactly what I needed to do. I was really frustrated with the course last week. All I could see from the current and upcoming lessons is just scales upon scales without much explanation of why I was learning ...

    Updated 09-17-2015 at 05:23 PM by jusca

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