Hey all, apparently I'm a little behind the ball (or years lol) on TMBG. However it's better late then never . I'm excited to start my new journey with the program.
I am a late bass bloomer in life but so glad I found it. Love playing and being a part of a band.
Hope all is well.
I'm new to Thunder Row.
I bought Roy's DVD set over a year ago and am finally trying to make time to take advantage it.
I'm looking forward to meeting some fellow bassists and hopefully learning something!
After an absence of something like 14 months, I aam returning to the fold and restarting the Program at Lesson 1 (if I can find it, that is). following a stroke lst May, I underwent brain surgery to clip an aneurism (in early September). That triggered a grand mal seizure and another stroke. I came out of that with "Left Neglect" and discovered that EVERYTHING I had learned with respect to playing bass, was (and is) gone. A hospital stay of 4 months was required and a divorce came out
Whisper it quietly. I think I have sparked a tiny flame....
I was away for a week on vacation in Santorini, a volcanic Greek island.
No basses, no slap and no pop (at least not that sort).......
I got back to it about a week ago. Everything had slowed down a little, so I reduced the bpm for my warm up and I'm straining slightly with FitP again....
My slapping though has taken a distinct leap forward....It would seem that giving my mind and body
Updated 08-17-2014 at 04:38 PM by PaulUK
Almost two months into lesson 9 and I am getting precisely nowhere with slap and pop.
For me, finger style sounds so much nicer so I'm not greatly motivated to practise the technique and that is affecting my general progress.
I've read about people who become addicted to slapping and I just don't get it. Even done well (and I've listened to more than enough YouTube videos in the last few weeks), it doesn't have much sonic appeal to me.
I do though recognise
Updated 07-25-2014 at 12:30 AM by PaulUK