I’ve really been enjoying playing bass guitar since my first lesson on Wednesday with the fabulous Steve Clarke.
I really like it.
It feels right.
I was wicked tired after work today and still played for 90 minutes until my hands and body were tired.
And it’s really fun
Was also totally awesome to play a very simple bass line on YouTube to the great Peaches song “F*** the Pain Away”. Just 22 55 44 22 repeating on the E string. Also worked well with me trying to keep my fingers down and moving between frets without moving my hand 2 on the index finger, 4 on the ring finger, 5 on the pinky, thumb behind the middle finger.
Of course, it will get richer and better but I’m having a lot of fun and feeling like I am learning a lot just playing 12 bar blues mainly in G and A with some variations. Also working on good rhythm with my right picking hand.
Because it’s all about the bass helping to lay it down. Seems to suit me more than guitar so far.