I kind of gave up bass because of pains in my fret hand from doing the reaches. I am hoping the acoustic will be better since the reaches are not as great. However, I guess I will also have to learn how to pick. All I can do now is flub around blues scales as if it is a bass. But basically I am just looking for a no stress hobby for before bedtime.<quoted text>
You never told!
We've talked about bass (i meant electric).
So you pictured me with a huge classic bass!?:)))
I learned from pictures too. Motivational too.
Flutes and notes. But pictures work better with guitar.
Piano too untill you get to grips with the grips, so to say
Though i started with acoustic guitar.
Moved to the e bass.
And then repeating scales.
Till i could improvise.
But i like drums, as in african and indian best.
And to relax i have an african thumb-piano on a calebas.
A kind of mini low gudget piano. Idea FR! For the meantime.
The piano i played by ear. Just little catchy things i liked.
A phrase, a couple of cords.
Sometimes someone showed me.
Thus when i had a chance. Good move FR.
And i could sing, a nice mezzo-soprano, dropped to alt.
But both mean you have to always adjust to the shrill sopranos.
(I've been known to cover my ears during operas. Now that's music i'ld rather read from paper. Given the choice of torture-methods.)
Did a stint of Gregorian. And that did mean reading notes.
On a related topic, my quality of life changed significantly since I signed up for Spotify (10 bucks a month for unlimited music streaming) and bought a Sonos wireless speaker system. SO much better than paying per download on a mp3 (not that I ever did). Plus I get internet radio to boot which is mind boggling in possibilities - Pakistani, Assyrian, Balinese, African radio stations, plus just about any radio station anywhere in the US.