So I had a tough day at work. And after being worn out on Friday and crashing with a bad back and sleeping in on Saturday and watching “Star Wars: Rogue One” and “The Blue Planet”, I had two days off the bass.
It had been a long time since I played Rocksmith 2014, maybe months. It’s a fun game to plug in the guitar or bass and play songs games and lessons.
And with the bass, I have been practicing basic 12 bar blues in A and G with a couple of variants. One in G, starts with the G E-string Fret 3 (E-3) and then B (A-2), D (A-5) and back to B. Same partern for C and D. Good exercise to use all 4 fingers which I am still working on.
The other with G then 2 strings down and one to the left E (D-2), F (D-3), then E (D-2) again. This pattern is very helpful to play “The House of the Rising Sun” which is on the A, D and G strings 2nd and 3rd fret. Just like a C, A, B, A pattern one string down from the G.
And it’s such a fun song to play, although I am not close to memorizing it yet like the Master Mode in Rocksmith 2014 where you can’t see the notes thinks. I am great at pattern but not necessarily spacial relations or memorization. Maybe eventually.
It was super fun again to play Rocksmith 2014 for a couple hours. Although it seems to have the E string on bass ser wrong, about a 1/2 step too deep, which makes it hard to do usually easy changes to the A string. The new Rocksmith update on PS3 didn’t fix this annoyance.
I’m really digging the bass and look forward to my lesson Wednesday and learning more things. I definitely have a long way to mastery though. I think that’s true with just about everyone. I do need to make sure I get the practice in every day I can.