Some Questions Answered

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graham - June 25, 2010 Reply

you rock

hsprong@tpg.com.au - June 25, 2010 Reply

Hi Johnathan, I’d like your advice about “the sore fingers” – “no pain no gain” (lol) , but I told you that I only have to play occasionally the bass guitar and I’d rather play my guitar(s), but I found a solution and you know what it is …… ?

Superglue, yes you read it right, a little bit of instant superglue on your finger tips, let it dry for a while and off you go. Because of all the (fatty tissue) and combined with wassing your hands regulary it will be gone by the next day.

I hope this will benefit others who only play the bass guitar “occasionally” as well or for those who have to play for a whole day.
regards, Herman

    Jonathan Boettcher - June 25, 2010 Reply

    Haha, excellent (finger) tip Herman =)

tommyc - June 25, 2010 Reply

I WAS WATCHING YOUR VIDEO TODAY ON COMMENTS AND IN REFERENCE TO TUNING OF THE 4-5 AND 6 STRING BASSES. I BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT EVERYTHING ON THE BASS WAS TUNED IN 4THS, BUT THE LOW B IS THE 5TH OF THE SCALE ON THE 5 STRING BASS IS THIS CORRECT SIR?
THANK YOU TOMMYC.

    Jonathan Boettcher - June 25, 2010 Reply

    Hi Tommy, the B is indeed a 5th in relation to the E, however, we look at it the other way around… Start with the B, and from there, the E is a 4th up from B, the A is a 4th from E, and so on.

Brandy Doris Abrusley - June 25, 2010 Reply

Hey Jonathan
I did learn some things on what you said . and I have had those ruts before but thank God I’m not in one now. I might get a bass and need your that video copy!

debmcmurphy@gmail.com - June 25, 2010 Reply

Hi Jonathan,
I really enjoyed “Unlocking the bass Guitar”, but was a little confused by getting hit with so much so quickly. I also use the numbering system to play the scales and have found that as a rank beginner playing the root of the I, IV, and V chord is a great place to begin. Please point out how easy this is to do…the root on the lowest string, the IV same fret but up one string and then the V is just 2 frets up from the 4th. This will allow beginners to begin to play from lyric sheets with chords….also you may want to show how to convert chords to numbers. I play with a ukulele band and am learning to play bass just in case our bass player is out…because I sing, I have to keep things very simple. I especially liked the intervals of 1-3, 1-5 and octaves. Thanks. I’ll be 61 this summer so old dogs can learn new tricks!!!!

    Jonathan Boettcher - June 28, 2010 Reply

    Hi Debbie – thanks for the feedback. I am planning to add some material in the future to this lesson to make it a little more ‘beginner’ friendly, so I’ve made note of your suggestions and they will definitely be included in round 2!

music4everyone@msn.com - June 25, 2010 Reply

You mentioned that Cindy won a copy Was that me:-)

I may not have looked at my email well enough. THank you

    Jonathan Boettcher - June 28, 2010 Reply

    Hi Cindy – sorry, but no 🙂

Chris Witte - June 25, 2010 Reply

Great video look forward to future ones!

Charlee Gavin - June 26, 2010 Reply

Hello Jonathan,thank-you very much for your time and info. It’s friends like you that make life better!!!:)And Yeah baby! I’m going to get a copy of “Decoding the Bass”:) take care, Charlee

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