Adding some recordings
So, now that I have a way to record & share my feeble attempts to manipulate the bottom register of our audio spectrum, I’ve started to do just that. Here are some older posts that I added sound clips to. Since I’m rusty, they’re probably representative of a stage that other beginners can relate to.
- Practice: 9/20/2011 – Leaning & Standing
- Practice: 9/23/2011 – Stand By Me
- Practice: 9/27/2011 – Simple exercise
- Practice: 10/18/2011 – Warm-up permutations I
- Mother Man exercise
- Practice: 8/22/12 – Major Triads & Shifting 1 Fret
- Practice: 6/3/13 – Root – Fifth – Octave
I’ve noticed that some of these old exercises are difficult for me now. When I first started, I was looking at technique a lot and then theory – mostly via learning about scales and chords. Later on, after I’d been away for a while, I came back determined to work through the Hal Leonard book. It teaches a lot of things through reading notation.
I’ve come to realize that crossing strings, moving to a fret that’s in an awkward position, “rolling fingers” and string shifting with specific fingers are all technique-builders. They’re just different techniques than what I’d been practicing on my own – and which I’ve apparently lost the ability to perform.
 I keep listening to that bass & drum only version of Mother Man from Atheist. Someday…