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The Lows and The Highs

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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 the scales and the hows and why the scales were used in the lesson's songs. I backed away from all the material feeling frustrated. That lead me to...

Getting High

High...with creative playing time!! So much fun. Now learning more scales and chords will be more exciting as I am using them to make music!

Eventually I want to take some one-on-one bass lessons. I have a lot of questions that can't be answered by the DVDs alone.

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Updated 09-17-2015 at 06:23 PM by jusca

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  1. brian_primrose's Avatar
    It is great that you found a way to re-motivate! I have foune tht dividing my shed time really helps. I spend about 1/3 on technique and exedrcises, 1/3 on new pieces, be they from the course or outside, and 1/3 reviewing songs I know or just having having fun with CDs etc.

    Brian
  2. Elmeaux's Avatar
    Breaking up the routine is often helpful. Keep it up!