Geoffrey Scovil is an attorney specializing in habeas corpus and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A fan of jazz music, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys playing the bass guitar. The bass guitar presents its own unique set of challenges and rewards. These three tips will help you get the most out of your bass learning experience.
1. Use headphones. When learning the bass guitar, you need to shut off any distraction. Plug your headphones into the amp and use them while you practice to block out distraction and avoid irritating those nearby.
2. Listen to the drums. If you are playing along to a song or jamming with friends, pay close attention to the drums, using them to determine a song’s beat. Snares will give you the backbeat and cymbals the tempo, while the bass drum tells you the song’s groove.
3. Stay on time. Even when you are just practicing, strive to always stay on time. For practice, use a metronome or rhythm machine.