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Post  DavidM96 on Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:56 pm

Well as some of you have figured out, i started trying to play bass by ear yesterday. Trying gave me an idea for a exercise.

This is my exercise suggestion:

Someone (Dman, Smaz, any one who knows bass well) can record them playing 1 note or a couple notes and some one else (those trying to play by ear) will try to replicate it. (but its only a recording so you cant see what their playing, you can only hear it)

and whoever decides to do the recordings can eventually record more difficult things as time passes.

when someone replicates a recording they could PM the "teacher" with how they replicated the recording(s) (as in what they played) and see if they're right, if they're not right then the "teacher" will tell them what part they did wrong but not tell them the correct note.

and so on and on..........



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Post  Bass Mon on Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:31 am

Sounds like a pretty good idea

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Post  MetalJacob on Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:34 am

Yea, I definitely need practice learning by ear,so hopefully someone can do this.


Edit:And maybe have them use some amp distortions to make it a bit more difficult?

Also, why is there so much empty space underneath all my posts??????????

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Post  SuperMaximo93 on Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:38 am

Would be a good help for beginners

MetalJacob wrote:Also, why is there so much empty space underneath all my posts??????????
You have a large display picture

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Post  DavidM96 on Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:25 pm

I didnt recognise you Max, i like the new pic. Im guessing your at a guitar/bass store judging by all the basses on the wall.
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Post  SuperMaximo93 on Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:03 pm

Yep! I went to Manson's Guitars in Exeter and the bass section was really big, loads of stuff to try out. The staff were uber friendly too Smile I tried out some amps and have decided to go with a TC Electronic BG500 115 combo. It's about £570, but its 500w of epic win Very Happy The staff there were raving about it and I can see why! The basses I tried were the Geddy Lee jazz in the picture, a Squier fretless jazz and a Rickenbacker (XD). The Rick was pretty good but a bit to trebley for my tastes. I wouldn't pay £1500 for it.

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Post  DavidM96 on Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:12 pm

we are off topic but as long as we are off topic, LUCKY!

on topic:


so do you guys think you could get Mr.Lamius ( saying Dman all the time got a bit boring Very Happy ) or Smaz to take a look at this topic?
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Post  Smaz on Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:29 pm

I've gots me an idea.... Lemme think about it Smile

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Post  DavidM96 on Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:35 pm

dont worry, im patient....most of the time Twisted Evil
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Post  Nocturnal_Pulse on Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:00 am

Love david's idea, kudos to you mate
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Post  Smaz on Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:28 pm

I could have sworn I wrote a reply to this thread :S

Anyway, let's try again...

My idea: Playing a few notes for you guys to work out would be a bit boring - it would only appeal to anyone looking at learning to play by ear for the first time, and wouldn't be very practical.

So I thought... How about playing basslines at normal speed, slow speed, and just the notes used only? That way you can learn to play in a practical situation, and work on a recording based on your skill level. If you're just starting out, you can listen to the notes played to work out what notes you need, then listen to the half speed version and work out what order the notes are in, how the riff goes, then finally play it at full speed once you get the hang of it. Or, if you're already good enough at learning to play by ear, you can just go from the normal speed recordings, to give yourself a challenge.

Your thoughts?

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Post  DavidM96 on Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:31 pm

i was thinking about having three sections: beginner, intermediate, and pro. or easy, medium, and hard (something like that)


and in each on have maybe 5 riffs that you can figure out, and obviously each "level" would be harder so its more of a challenge for some people
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Post  maxf13 on Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:46 pm

yes i am liking smazes idea
although this likely means more work for smaz, I am sure that he will (not) be delighted to help

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Post  Nocturnal_Pulse on Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:44 am

Smaz wrote:I could have sworn I wrote a reply to this thread :S

Anyway, let's try again...

My idea: Playing a few notes for you guys to work out would be a bit boring - it would only appeal to anyone looking at learning to play by ear for the first time, and wouldn't be very practical.

So I thought... How about playing basslines at normal speed, slow speed, and just the notes used only? That way you can learn to play in a practical situation, and work on a recording based on your skill level. If you're just starting out, you can listen to the notes played to work out what notes you need, then listen to the half speed version and work out what order the notes are in, how the riff goes, then finally play it at full speed once you get the hang of it. Or, if you're already good enough at learning to play by ear, you can just go from the normal speed recordings, to give yourself a challenge.

Your thoughts?

If I understood well, we get a line, and we play it normal or fast or slow depending on our level and skill?

OR we get a bassline and we start slowly and then fast till our fingaz melt? Question Suspect
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Post  DavidM96 on Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:47 am

^ thanks for the simplified version, i didnt really get the actual paragraph. Very Happy
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Post  Nocturnal_Pulse on Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:03 am

DavidM96 wrote:^ thanks for the simplified version, i didnt really get the actual paragraph. Very Happy

lol your welcome buttttttt does he really means what I said?
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Post  DavidM96 on Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:05 am

im pretty sure
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Post  Nocturnal_Pulse on Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:06 am

DavidM96 wrote:im pretty sure

I hope so Dave albino
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Post  DavidM96 on Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:06 am

im a bunny now?
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Post  Nocturnal_Pulse on Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:07 am

DavidM96 wrote:im a bunny now?

um no, me is the bunny smiling like a nerd lol
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Post  DavidM96 on Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:10 am

ahh now i get it, i like the cherry one. cherry
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Post  Nocturnal_Pulse on Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:10 am

DavidM96 wrote:ahh now i get it, i like the cherry one. cherry

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Post  DavidM96 on Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:11 am

i think that's considered spam Very Happy
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Post  Nocturnal_Pulse on Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:12 am

DavidM96 wrote:i think that's considered spam Very Happy

affraid I am stopping then!! lol lol
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Post  DavidM96 on Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:14 am

i think were getting off-topic. lol!
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