Category: Music

[Question] Winter is coming, how do you keep your hands and fingers warm, dexterous and ready to play?

So I guess I have poor circulation in my hands, because when it starts getting cold my hands stop working as well as they should. I run them under warm water for a minute, but the effects only last a few minutes. Is there some other way to keep my fingers spry? My hand gets tensed up and it's hard to play fast stuff, just another reason winter depresses me.

I believe I may secretly be a shape-shifting reptilian and I don't know it yet

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Source: Guitar

[FEEDBACK] Bass Looping

Hey r/bass, wanted to share a video from yesterday's playing session…I enjoyed the darker vibe of this loop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgrJe-M9kQk

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Source: Bass

Long scale strings on short scale bass?

I would have to wrap the thicker part of the string instead of the thinner part, would this cause any problems?

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Source: Bass

[OC]My lesson on using the Whole-Tone scale for shifting outside ideas – Hope you like it!

The whole tone scale is a nice tool to get some shifting outside ideas on a minor chord and has been used for this by quite a few people since the 60's. In this lesson I am going to go over how you connect a whole tone scale to a tonic minor chord and demonstrate how you can use it to get some great spacey outside sounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ec5WgF33Hs

You can download a PDF and read the article on my blog via this link: http://jenslarsen.nl/whole-tone-scale-outside-playing/

What ideas do you use for outside playing?

Hope you like it!

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How do I hold a bass guitar while standing?

I've tried playing the bass while standing, but whenever I do, I just look awkward. Pretty much I look like one of those fail band compilation videos, awkward and uncomfortable.

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Source: Bass

[gear] Completed my pedalboard

http://imgur.com/gallery/SmlAa there's also the rest of the guitar rig and my other instruments/gear in that album.

It took a while to complete. Counting from the first pedal I got, the P1, it's been 6 and a half months. What a journey.

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Source: Guitar