Monday, 21 November 2011

Speedy Bass Blog Update

Okay it's been a while but my website is now rebuilt!

You can check out my bass guitar lessons and other bass related things their now.

Also stay tuned for some more lessons soon :-)

- Tom

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Bass Guitar Practice Routines

Damian Erskine talks about the practise routine he uses to learn bass guitar.

"I start with 15 minutes of focused practice. For example: running a scale over and over again. After 15 minutes of very intentional practice, I’ll then allow myself to just play along to some tunes or do whatever I feel like doing, musically speaking..." - Damian Erskine

You see with just 15 minutes of focused practice you really can get great results. If you have more time then do a few 15 minute practice blocks a day.

- Tom Boyd

Monday, 9 August 2010

New Bass Guitar Chords Lesson

Check out the new bass guitar chords lesson on my blog

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Learn To Play Bass Guitar Tips

Right now I want to provide you with the greatest bass guitar tips I've discovered over time. These are my five premier tips that will enable you to learn to play bass guitar much faster.

While several might appear simple they are frequently neglected. It may seem tempting to try to disregard some of the basics of bass playing. This is a huge mistake though and will only slow you down in the long term.

This first tip is simple yet so often ignored. The very first thing that you should do every single time you pick up your bass guitar is tune it. The quickest and easiest way to do this is with an electric bass tuner.

After tuning your bass, warming up is the next appropriate action. This will assist you in preparing your hands in order that you will play correctly. Warming up before you begin your game will help prevent hand pain and injuries. It also gives your fingers chances to stretch and get use to playing again before you jump into the main part of your playing or practise.

Learning the notes of the bass fretboard is something you should spend a few minutes each day doing. So few players, even bassists who have been playing for years still don’t know the notes of their bass. So make sure how take the time to learn it.

Simple songs are the best choice for a new bass guitar player to learn. Find something easy and learn it bit by bit. Before beginners of bass players put off learning songs, they should focus on bass chords, scales and theory. One you have the basic bass technique of plucking and fretting notes you are ready to begin your first song and I recommend that.

Consistency is the key ingredient to every successful musician. When I had a routine of what to practice every day, my bass playing improved immensely. If you currently pick up your bass and just play about on it, it’s properly the reason you’re not seeing the progress you’d like to. Having a bass schedule is some of the best bass guitar advice I can give you.

I hope you have found this bass guitar advice useful and that it helps you learn to play bass guitar. I think if you put all 5 of these tips into practise and do them you will see much better results. Before you know it you’re be playing in a band, jamming with friends and becoming a great bass player.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Bass Improvisation ? Getting Creative In 3 Simple Steps

Coming up with your own original bass lines and licks is a lot of fun and doesn’t have to be complicated. Today I’m going to share with you 3 simple ways you can get some creativity flowing so you can take it to your bass and let it loose.

Monday, 25 January 2010

How do you play Ska bass lines?

How do you play Ska bass lines?

Interesting discussion on talkbass forum here:
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