You’ve been there. You’re in the middle of playing something – either a bass line you’ve made up or a solo you’re taking – and you realize…
It just doesn’t sound very good!!!
You sound stilted, and robotic – you’re just not making any sense!
At least that’s how Eugene, a Become A Bassist email newsletter subscriber, felt when he sent me an email. But what can you do to sound more sensible? More musical? More melodic?
In this lesson, you’ll learn the surprisingly simple process for more melodic playing. It’s also a great way to get ‘unstuck‘ in your playing.
That’s right – if you want to play with a better sense of melody, you have to think more melodically. Hopefully after watching the lesson, you have a pretty good idea of how to go about it. You see, the music doesn’t start at your bass – it starts at your mind and comes out of your bass.
Do you see the difference?
Now that you know this, you can free yourself of the patterns that you always play and the stale licks you’re getting sick of. In fact, whenever I get into a rut and feel like I’m just playing the same things over and over, this is the process I use to get out of it and start playing new things! It’s incredibly useful.
I’ve written about conception and execution before, but this lesson is a very hands-on guide to putting the ideas and concepts to work.
Now tell me – do you ever do the things I talk about in the lesson? Have you ever found yourself just ‘playing shapes’ and not making sense? Let me know in the comment section below and tell me how you dealt with it. I’d love to hear from you.
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Good luck with the lesson, and happy playing!