something curious and a serious newbie question
by, 05-23-2012 at 05:07 AM (324 Views)
first - I have been reading on Thunder Row that knowing the fretboard is important before moving on....so while i wait patiently ( not!!! ) for my TMBG delivery, I have been doing some fretboard reading and memberin'. It honestly isn't that difficult.
A curious thought though on music theory and notes and stuff. Why isn't there a sharp/flat between B and C and E and F? Since I am kinda new to theory, I found this very interesting and I am sure that there is some really interesting harmonic thing going on here.
On a more practical note ( sic ), I did get a copy of "Bass for Dummies" and was working on the first "song" with open notes ( really need to get my fingers to work together ). So this has me going from four quarter G notes to four quarter E notes. The question is when you are going down ( using the correct phrase even though you are going up on the instrument, but down to a lower note ) from G to E, how do you stop the last G from continuing to vibrate while you are plucking the first E? I'm sure there is something simple, but I am a simpleton. I can do it going the other way because the finger that plucks does the muting, but going this way is different.
Anyhow, I played something that resembled music yesterday in my 75 minutes of practice.
Where is my TMBG? Coming tomorrow, but I am very anxious.