HELP ME OUT.. I PLAYED BASS ON A FEW OF MY ALBUMS BUT SOMEONE ALWAYS SET UP THE BASS FOR ME... I KNOW NOTHING AT ALL ABOUT BASS BUT HAVE PLAYED ON SEVRAL ALBUMS CAUSE PEOPLE ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO THINK I CAN PLAY....I'M GONNA TRY. WITH ALLOT OF MUSCLE WORK, AGAIN IN A MONTH
BUT I JUST BOUGHT A VINTAGE HOFNER AND HAVE TO REPLACE THE STRINGS AND DO A SESSION... GIVE ME A PRIMER ON WHAT I SHOULD DO AND BUY TO MAKE THIS BABY SING..
"not a guitar"...depends on who's hands its in! :0)
I will echo the "simple is better" though particularly as you start out here. If you are an ear player this really is the place as most often you have only your ears to work with. You can ask for chord charts with voicings and find the web sites that coach on chords and scales. You don't necessarily need to learn reading or become a theory major but these sites and a chord chart can help you find where things are note wise and what you might need to avoid. Then its all feel, creativity and desire. Sounds like you have plenty of number three.
thanks for the Link! answers about 80% of what i was wondering about the Hof.. Thank you for your tips, I have allot of time to practice, and yes, I'm playing by ear mostly, I'll let ya know how it comes out.
The Hof has a sustain of about half a millisecond (lol), so the trick is to stay active. Very important to know something about scales and chord construction. If you listen to Paul McCartney on "All My Loving", you will notice it is one long scalar run tying all the chord changes together. Genius!
hahaha.. ya i was kinda disappointed when i got it cause it was so plucky.. but the part i'm doing is a real beatlesey tune so might work out. I just want it because it looks so cool.. isn't that what it's all about... music secondary ha