January 22, 2004
playing bass is hard! errr, fun!

hee! it looks like he's wearing a kitty hat

So, I had my first bass lesson last night and the first thing Cliff (my teacher) did was take away my pick.

Then I got quizzed on what theory I remembered (I knew my dotted quarter notes, sharps, flats, etc. eighth rests threw me) went over what notes are in various chords and tried miserably to "play a B, now where else can you play it?, now where else?, now where else?" I have 4 songs (Little Wing, Kids are Alright and a couple others that you'd laugh at) for homework and have to work on my major scale fingering and excercise/stretch my left hand while getting my fingers walking on my right.

Oh and fifths. Sounds intimidating, actually easy.

Tonight I'm going to try and get through a whole vibemerchant practice without the pick, wish me luck.

I love this.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at January 22, 2004 12:29 PM .

Sounds like fun!

Luck, Krix! You don't need it; you are soooo gonna ROCK!!!

Posted by: Tawny on January 22, 2004 01:04 PM

Good luck, Krixy. I hope you have a full tin of bandaids handy. It'll take a while to develop the callouses (sp?).

Posted by: Mikey2 on January 22, 2004 01:23 PM

\m/, Krix!

Posted by: Niobe on January 22, 2004 01:25 PM

I love hearing about all the bass-playin' fun you're having, krix! Keep it up! You are great!

Posted by: bakednudel on January 22, 2004 02:44 PM

You sure he didn't mean a fifth of Jack? ;)

Posted by: r.j.girl on January 22, 2004 03:22 PM

Rudiments and Theory - oh the good 'ol days...

I hated practicing scales, but they're a necessary evil...

Go girlfriend...

Posted by: Keanuette on January 22, 2004 03:30 PM

kitty hat on a dogboy...heh heh...

Posted by: T on January 22, 2004 04:21 PM

yeah, the bass is cool, but the kitty hat is cooler..... rock on, chick!

Posted by: lori on January 22, 2004 04:56 PM

krix = cool

Posted by: Zen on January 22, 2004 06:11 PM

Very Cool... Someday I'l have to set down my violin and try the bass-- It's one guitar I'd prolly be able to learn with my violin habits b-c of the four strings and usually not plentiful chords:)
Have fun in practice!

Posted by: stacey717 on January 22, 2004 07:00 PM

*looking up from cello* Wanna jam? Of course, I'll have to put this bow down...

Seriously, it'll drive you a bit nuts at first, but the sweet low tones will keep you at it. :o)

Posted by: Tabitha on January 22, 2004 10:54 PM

go krix! There's just no end to your creative talents... and we love you for it!

Posted by: phoenix IX on January 23, 2004 02:11 AM

You go girl!

Posted by: sta-cie on January 23, 2004 04:43 PM
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