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Mistakes for Beginning Bass Players to Avoid

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A former windsurfer and paraglider, Cary Acord is a longtime athlete who currently focuses his efforts on activities such as snowboarding, kiteboarding, and mountain biking. Among his other interests, Cary Acord enjoys playing the bass guitar.

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Mistakes for Beginning Bass Players to Avoid

  1. 1. Cary Acord
  2. 2.  A former windsurfer and paraglider, Cary Acord is a longtime athlete who currently focuses his efforts on activities such as snowboarding, kiteboarding, and mountain biking. Among his other interests, Cary Acord enjoys playing the bass guitar. The bass guitar is, in many ways, the cornerstone of any band. Along with the drummer, the bass player is responsible for keeping the rhythm of a song as well as adding depth to the band’s overall tonal quality. That’s why many musicians are drawn to the bass guitar when choosing an instrument to learn. For those taking up the bass for the first time, here are some pitfalls to avoid.
  3. 3.  Value accuracy over speed in the beginning. While the more advanced bass licks are impressive, all the speed in the world isn’t worth very much if one is playing the wrong notes. Work on technique and theory in order to get the fundamentals down before trying to speed things up. Don’t just learn songs, learn music. Some novice bass players get caught in the trap of just trying to learn how to play a particular song without learning why those notes are being played or how they fit in the overall key and tonal quality of the piece. When you have a grasp of the theory behind a bass riff, you can truly understand the value of the instrument--and how to improvise and develop original pieces.

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