franticfish;2216810 said:It's shame because if they could get someone capable of good growls they'd be a decent band. EDIT: Referring to BTBAM
franticfish;2215536 said:I've always liked Jeff Beck more than Jimmy Page
instantdeath999;2215757 said:Random opinion: I'm not sure why anyone would fanatically devoted themselves to their hate of a band long disbanded.
Hungryfreak;2216066 said:I really like "Smoke On The Water", iconic anthem or not, for how it portrays a great story of rock lore. And you have to admit, the main riff is quite catchy.
a21schizoidman;2216995 said:i love the song, but its no where near their best as everyone claims it to be (or in some cases, their only song >.<)</div>
instantdeath999;2217011 said:no idea what you are talking about
Soror_YZBL;2217267 said:random opinion:music is magical.
Hungryfreak;2217301 said:If words are wizardry that conjure reality, then music is magic that invokes enjoyment.
Hungryfreak;2217370 said:That's a compliment of the greatest magnitude for me, haha. Thank you.
Fizzeler;2217334 said:This sounds like a Zappa quote Also, what is the best way to learn bass (planning on learning bass with my grandfathers acoustic bass)?
JukeBoxHero;2217379 said:Getting a teacher would certainly help with direction, and for me, it made a better, much better bassist for it. Otherwise, I would recommend learning some music theory, at least a few scales and how roots work. Song wise start out a little bit easy since your hands have to get use to handling the bass, then try to up the difficulty a little bit more to improve your dexterity. One more thing that's important to be a good bassist IMO is to learn how to keep time. Try to use a metronome while you practice.
WhiffleBallTony;2217375 said:Haha. It really does sound like a Zappa quote.
Ultimatum;2217391 said:I plan to pick up the Acoustic Guitar, do you think 3 months of lessons over the summer will be enough for me to grasp the basics and then fly solo from then on out? I don't plan on doing anything intricate or shredding, etc., I plan only to learn so I can pursue my Folk and Dark Acoustic interests.
Fizzeler;2217398 said:I plan on not getting a teacher and found the bass so what would be easiest method without a teacher
JukeBoxHero;2217545 said:I recommend what I put down in the second and third line. That requires more dedication though, one quality I need to develop.
Fizzeler;2217576 said:When I start something I can stay really focused on it plan to learn how to play it by the end of next week (starting today)
JukeBoxHero;2217582 said:Ok, if you ever help with some music theory, I can sorta help so let me know if you do.
Fizzeler;2217597 said:the internet has many useful resources for people with who know how to use it
Gowienczyk;2217603 said:As far for DIY learning.You figure it out or you don't. Simple as that.
JukeBoxHero;2217631 said:http://www.bassplayer.com/http://www.cyberfretbass.com/http://www.songsterr.com/ Indeed.
Fizzeler;2217659 said:Thanks man like I said hoping by the end of the week to play Roundabout or Long Distance Runaround
Gowienczyk;2217709 said:I think it's safe to say that the Butthole Surfers are my current obsession.
JukeBoxHero;2217708 said:Roundabout I could see with maybe more time, Long Distance Runaround, that's going to take a bit more time man. When I try to learn that song initially I failed pretty badly. Might be different now though, I probably should go back and learn that because that is one of his more simpler lines to learn.
UneasyMonkey;2217717 said:Lol, sorry, but no. You can easily learn the parts where Anderson is singing in Long Distance Runaround, but the rest of the song and almost all of Roundabout will take a while to play it at the right speed. If you know how to read tabs, try to learn some simple basslines like Another One Bites the Dust, Day Tripper, NIB, etc. And for Roundabout, if you want to play it properly, you'll need to use a pick cos Squire palm-mutes some notes in the main bassline. Otherwise, you can just play the open string. If you're barely picking up the instrument for the first time, definitely check out the online lessons in those links that were posted and/or About.com first. Those lessons will also suggest some simple tabs to songs to practice
Fizzeler;2217716 said:Melvins for me can not deny their influence in modern music