A Bass Players Question?
I am learning bass basically by myself with the help of books, videos, internet, and by playing but need a question answered..........besides playing the root and root /5th. and root/3rd/5th., when do you actually use them in different songs. I mean, how do you know when to use them, when to use chords, etc. Thanks. :oops:
If you donÂ´t get more info here, you can go to the Bass dedicated forum http://www.activebass.com/
check the hotlesson 65 = Learning to Jam by Jesse Engel.
But I can recommend David Hodge book The Complete Idiots Guide to the Bass , it gives the answer to most of your bass playing questions.
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That's a good lesson Kalle.
Cavernplayer, be sure to check out the bass lessons on the GN home page as well.
My favorite thing about David Hodge's book is the "jam alongs" in which you play over a backing track using the information he goes over in the related chapter. Great way to learn! Here's a review of the book written by a forum member.
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