Thursday, July 9, 2015

Three Tips for Beginning Bass Players

Over the course of his career as a private practice attorney in New Mexico, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil has emerged as a leading criminal defense attorney in the Albuquerque area. Outside of work, Geoff Scovil enjoys learning to play the bass guitar.

Here are three quick tips to help beginning bass players become proficient at playing their instrument:

1. Slow down.

All too often, beginning musicians try to play complicated songs too quickly, skipping over essential techniques in the process. It may not be as exciting, but slowing down to master basic techniques is more beneficial in the long term.

2. Try new things.

While it is important to take it slow at first, it’s also important to step outside of one’s comfort zone every now and then. The only way to get better is to challenge yourself with new songs and practice them at length.

3. Play with other people.

In all likelihood, most of your practice will take place alone. Don’t discount the value of playing with more experienced musicians, however, as they can show you useful tips and tricks.