What if there were something you could do today that would give you a noticeable and virtually instant improvement in your playing? Would you try it out?
Of course you would!
Usually, I’d say something like this would be too good to be true, but in this case, there is a simple strategy you can use that will actually make you a better bass player. It’s not learning more scales, doing technique exercises or even getting better gear.
Watch the video below to find out exactly how you can start improving your playing today, with tools that you already have.
The first person I saw that really put this strategy into practice was a mentor of mine, Chris Fitzgerald. He would employ this strategy every single time he played. He’d play a gig with a recording device on his music stand, then on the drive home, he’d listen to the recording and critique his playing.
As a result, he was constantly using that feedback loop to improve his playing! This process of continual improvement is virtually guaranteed to make you a better bass player, as long as you don’t fall into either of the two traps that I mentioned in the lesson.
Remember – be kind to yourself when you go through this process. Imagine you were listening to your best friend’s playing and how you would approach talking to them about it.
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Good luck with the lesson and happy playing!