| submitted by /u/120decibel
Hey r/bass. I play in a rock group at my university. Our drummer is in the campus jazz band and is involved with several musical organizations. He agreed to play in the pit orchestra for a production of Suessical The Musical, and they needed a bass player. He asked me if I would, and I was hesitant. I have not read standard notation in a very long time, and I have never in my life read consistently. He then told me that I would be paid a little over $200 for one weekend of work, so I figured I could use this as an opportunity to dust off my reading and really get better at it, as well as making some money. Anyway, flash forward to now and I have a music book with over 100 pages and rehearsals starting tomorrow. I feel like I am unprepared, but not from a technical standpoint. I can play everything fine, I just cannot decipher the pages in a timely manner. So I guess I am asking for any tips or tricks from you guys that might be able to help! So far I have just been getting the key signatures and playing around with the major scale of the key to find the tones to play next.