I've played classical piano for years, but I'm just starting out with jazz and blues. A friends is learning bass guitar from scratch. Can anyone recommend some easy riffs or chord progressions we could play together?
I am a classically trained bassist that wants to learn jazz and get over my fear of improvisation. How can I practice in my spare time to further this goal? [more inside]
I'd like to be able to play "The Night" by Morphine on the bass guitar, and other tunes that sound like that. Can you help me get started? Or find a better place to ask this question? [more inside]
Jazzy electronic music recommendations? I'm thinking of Squarepusher, some Tortoise, etc. [more inside]
Suppose a fellow has an interest in learning to play an upright bass. He doesn't have any illusions about being the next Mingus or William Parker, but enjoys the sound and feel of the instrument and would get personal enjoyment out of being able to play a few things. Further suppose that this fellow has very little money to invest in this endeavor. How would he go about learning?