This article focuses on some aspects of athletics or sports that can also be applied to bass playing. If you’re not into sports, don’t worry. This article will still appeal to you!
No Pain, No Gain
A classic saying that carries a lot of weight. Playing bass can be painful- wrist and arm cramps, blisters, and other bass related injuries.
There are certain ways to prevent these injuries, but sooner or later you are going to feel a little pain from playing bass. Do not let this stop you, but be cautious about what is right for your body.
There Is No “I” In Team
When you are playing in a band environment there is no individual that stands above the rest. While some members like the lead guitarist or singer may appear more important, that is simply not true.
Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
I can’t write a single article without making a comment about practice! Specifically perfect practice, because sometimes regular practice just doesn’t cut it.
Perfect practice is basically you maintaining a focus on technique and quality. Make sure you keep on task and work hard to maximize results and minimize time.
Did these sports metaphors make any sense? Let me know with a comment below.