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04-02-2012, 01:16 PM
I just inherited a Yamaha RBX 170 from a friend. The bass was given to me with the intent of having me play with a drummer and guitarist.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a tutorial for picking up the basics. I'd considering buying a DVD package if anything came highly rated. As of now, I've been reading a few books from the library, but its tough to translate frome the page to the instrument.

UU+ was a great way to pick up the basics on the ukulele, but I haven't found anything comparable for the bass. I had never played an instrument until I picked up my ukulele last summer, and I've done very well with that.

Any guidance would be much appreciated.


04-02-2012, 03:01 PM
here's a couple of links that may help. good luck!




04-03-2012, 07:29 AM
Thank you for those resources. Greatly appreciated.

04-03-2012, 07:43 AM
I'll tell you the best tip I discovered as a beginning bassist: Over one, up two.

Play a note, then move over one string and move up (towards the body) two frets and play another note. Back to the first note. Repeat.

04-29-2012, 02:26 AM
Go on youtube, and search for Dave Marks, Scott Devine, Havic 5 Bass Lessons. Download them. Replay at your speed.