Another old newbie
I've been learning the bass for about a year now, took it up to help keep the arthritis at bay, (more enjoyable than the tennis ball squeeze the Doc' suggested), feels like I'm accomplishing something too.
I tried learning the (cheesecutters) 6 string earlier in my life but everything just felt cramped; picked up a 4 string bass (Yamaha RBX170), last year and everything felt 'right'. The strings fell under my fingers, I had room to move - it felt wonderfull!
I get to jam (sadly only very occassionally) with a couple of mates, and would like to say - if you have a chance of jamming, take it. I 'buzz' for hours after on the the fact I, yes little ol' me, can make music!
Got my copy of TMBG yesterday (thank you Roy) and will be working my way through from disc 1, lesson 1.
One piece of advice my friend gave me which was very helpfull - keep your guitar within reach, hold it, play it as much as possible, it wont take long to stop feeling like an awkward lump of wood your holding. The easier it feels to hold the easier it gets to play. Oh and listen to ALL types of music, inspiration can come from anywhere.
Keep on Rockin', the thunder is under your control!
welcome gypsy56 you will find out soon that this place is the place to be .The people here are the best . every one wants to see every one do good . and are more than willing to help just ask . The forum is great as well as the blogs , so have fun and the best of luck to you
Let's Play Bass!
Welcome to the Gang, gypsy56. Looking forward to hearing more of what you're up to as you progress.
Welcome to Thunder Row and TMBG, gypsy5. Glade to have you aboard. Good luck with your lessons and above all have FUN!!!
Always remember to enjoy where you're at on the way to where you're going!!!
Old guys unite! Just joined the forum today myself. Welcome aboard.
Welcome gypsy56 the main thing is to have fun I'm on my 3rd day my fingers are sore and today my ring finger is acting like my index my middle finger is out of control and my little finger is trying to be the boss lol this is great every time I scratch I get a new feeling roflmao play on
Welcome husker72 enjoy the forums lot of good information in. Them