Five products are extremely important for playing bass guitar, especially for beginning bass players who want to improve their skills quickly.
The Appropriate Bass
Having the right bass guitar is important for every bass player. Make sure you pick the right bass for your style of playing.
Punk and alternative rock suits itself to a P Bass with plenty of hard picking. Jazz players often find a J Bass to be very suiting for more contemporary style. It all depends on you!
You have to get heard somehow. I recommend that you start off with a small combo amp until you are ready to make a larger investment in a bigger combo or half stack amplifier.
I have three types of amplifiers- a 45 watt combo, 300 watt half stack, and a pair of studio monitors I can use on the go. They are awesome and are really good for my style.
A Training Program
Whether you learn best by reading this blog, or others, or going to a professional teacher, all that matters is that it fits your style. I took lessons from a bass player in my area for 3 years, and it was perfect for me while I was starting out.
You should have some goals in order to keep yourself motivated and always moving forward as a bass player. Some good examples are: join a band, play some shows, go on tour, and release a full length CDs.
Having the correct bass attitude and mindset is critical in life and bass playing. Remember that the best bass players in the world also practice several hours every day, for many years. Don’t get discouraged and don’t quit!