Here I will answer some of your most frequent questions. Please use the comments section on this post to submit your questions. I will also try adding some subjects that I have been answering to on my YouTube channel. Thank you.
Do I have/use TABs?
How do I get my bass sound?
can you send me some yes tab in pdf???
Can you talk about the style/size/brand of strings you use on your Ric for your Chris Squire covers? I’d also like to know what kind of pick you prefer.
Hi Rich, pls take a look here https://miguelbass.com/2010/02/04/faq-2-how-do-i-get-my-bass-sound/
I talk about strings and picks. Let me know if you have more questions.
man great job , do only domusic for your job?
Hello Jon – In fact I am amateur. Music is not my job. Thank you very much!
I used to play piano, and after listening to great bass players like Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, Tony Levin etc, suddenly I want to learn bass to. So I’d like to ask you 2 questions:
1. Do I have to learn guitar first before bass?
2. Maybe you could share some tips on how to learn bass on your own?
Thank you. BTW, I just saw you playing Machine Messiah on Youtube, and it is impressive. :D
First, thank you very much for watching the videos, and taking the time to comment!
My opinion is that you don’t need to learn the guitar first – that is not to say “don’t do it”. You can even learn both instruments but if you like the bass, go for what you like!
In a few words I can tell you about my own experience – I have always tried to learn with the bass players I like, using my ears to play along with the songs I like, to jam with the recordings and eventually learn the basslines and take some of those influences to play on my own stuff. There are of course many ways to start learning an instrument. If you feel good with this approach you will know that you are having fun and progressing. Now there is so many material available on the internet, youtube videos, lessons, tutorials etc… your musical taste and good sense will guide you choosing what is more interesting for you. Of course if you would like to ask me for anything, I will try to help! Enjoy your playing!
I used to play piano, and after listening to great bass players like Tony Levin, Chris Squire, Geddy Lee, etc suddenly I want to learn bass to. So I’d like to ask you 2 questions:
1. Do I need to learn guitar first before bass?
2. Could you share some tips on how to learn bass on your own?
Thank you. BTW, your Machine Messiah’s cover is impressive :D
Miguel, love the videos. Are you currently in a band and playing in Portugal?
Andrew, I have been playing occasionally with a band in a more punk-rock style. – we have very few gigs, nothing professional – just for fun between old friend. Thanks for writing!
I don’t think you’ve covered the song, but do you know the effect that Chris uses on the bass solo in the first movement of Ritual?
The effect is the fuzz, namely the Gibson Maestro Brassmaster. it is also important to notice that Chris is playing octaves and, reportedly, the fuzz effect is applied to the bridge pickup only. thanks for writing!
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