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Post  Pippynip on Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:35 am

lololiet wrote:Say pippy, how do you get that LastFM thing in you sig?
Also, as said before, MJ, try out some new music, I recommend Cream.

At the bottom of most LastFM pages there's a little section on the right entitled Do More, find the link that says Chart Images.

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I suppose I need to find a 2nd interest? That's going to be hard.

Lololiet I have looked up new music, but I can't get into any of it if it isn't metal. I want to like more genres, but some reason I just don't. Although I like all the sub-genres of metal...except thrash.


Lol, I have the opposite problem. I just can't get into any metal 'heavier' than thrash.

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Post  Bass Mon on Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:05 am

Thrash and prog metal are the only types of metal I ultimately listen to

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Post  maxf13 on Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:49 pm

Do you do a sport?
You could start a sport.
Or learn a different instrument.
What I do when i get bored with bass, is pick up my acoustic guitar and play around on that for a few days.

You could also try a different technique to play the bass.
Buy a slide and try playing some slide bass ^^ (which im trying tonight Smile )

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Post  Pippynip on Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:18 pm

I was gonna suggest Airsoft but I'm not sure about the age laws and that.

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Post  MetalJacob on Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:46 pm

I'm really not the outdoors type of person. I'll try playing with another instrument.

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Post  Some freaky guy on Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:09 pm

You could just try a musical genre you usually don't listen to. It has helped me a lot.
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Post  DavidM96 on Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:18 pm

Some freaky guy wrote:You could just try a musical genre you usually don't listen to. It has helped me a lot.

MetalJacob wrote:

Lololiet I have looked up new music, but I can't get into any of it if it isn't metal. I want to like more genres, but some reason I just don't. Although I like all the sub-genres of metal...except thrash.


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Post  Bass Mon on Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:11 am

I agree with max. Put down the bass for a couple of days pick up a guitar. What I like to do is record a bass line or guitar riff then improvise over it with the other instrument

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Post  MetalJacob on Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:52 am

I think it might because I don't play enough metal. I listen to metal sure, but honestly, I know maybe 2 metal songs and never play em. By metal I mean, not Iron Maiden, but metal that's in drop tunings and distorted like crazy. I doubt it, but I just tuned my bass to D standard and having a little fun with it.

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Post  MetalJacob on Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:13 am

I'm having a lot of trouble play with 3 fingers on my E string. Anyone got any advice for that?

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Post  willba on Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:05 pm

Practice, thats all i did. Kept playing Battery by Metallica and now i can do it fine.


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Post  Bass Mon on Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:06 pm

willba wrote:Practice, thats all i did. Kept playign Battery by Metallica and now i can do it fine.
that's exactly what I did

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Post  MetalJacob on Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:56 pm

Great thanks guys! So now I can play with 3 fingers perfectly, but I've been playing metal a lot more and playing really aggressively with my fingers. My fingers will get worn out after 3 or 4 times of just one riff because I'm playing so hard. (I'm playing hard on purpose, for the metal sound) Anyways anyone got any advice to help with this? I'm getting exhausted after doing practically nothing!

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Post  willba on Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:20 am

Keep doing it until you aren't tired. Very Happy

You just need to build up endurance, try warming up as well by doing slower songs/scales first.
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Post  Pippynip on Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:50 pm

Yeah warming up is essential.

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Post  Some freaky guy on Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:49 pm

Use some The Who for practice, John always played with 3/4 fingers.
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Post  MetalJacob on Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:08 pm

Yea I always just bullshit my warm-ups. Razz Alright thanks guys, and I will also check out The Who's songs.

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Post  Some freaky guy on Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:14 pm

Their bassist was a fucking beast. John Thunderfingers Entwistle.

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Post  lololiet on Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:26 pm

To be honest MJ, you should have been familiar with The 'Oo, else you're a barbarian.
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Post  Pastichio on Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:36 am

lololiet wrote:To be honest MJ, you should have been familiar with The 'Oo, else you're a barbarian.

Exactly, John Entwistle is one of the greatest bassist ever. I'd never be so bold as to name the greatest bassist ever, but Entwistle would sure as hell be in the running.
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Post  ThreeLetterSyndrom on Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:41 am

Well, Entwistle was the person who got us all playing fingerstyle. Very Happy

On the vid, I think the solo's good and all that, but the drums needed a bit more variation IMO.

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Post  MetalJacob on Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:53 pm

I seem to have a problem fingering fast and hard with my right hand. Every time I start going too fast I begin galloping unintentionally because my 3rd finger is slower or just used to it or something. Are there any songs that would help me gain speed with playing with 3 fingers?

Also, pinky. It's too freakin short.

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Post  ThreeLetterSyndrom on Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:09 pm

MetalJacob wrote:I seem to have a problem fingering fast and hard with my right hand.
That's what she said. Razz

In any case, try doing finger exercises, starting slowly, then raising the speed?

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Post  lololiet on Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:18 pm

Indeed, you could try just a simple 1-2-3-4 exercise using 3 fingers with a fixed pulse.
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Post  willba on Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:51 am

Metallica - Battery, I swear the song was made for practising 3 fingers.
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