Hello and thank you for reading my blogs and following along as I work my way through Roy Vogt’s Teach Me Bass Guitar. Â As I’ve gotten more and more into writing this blog I have decided to transition from my Blogger.com site to my own hosted site. Â I would like to introduce you to www.bassramblings.com . Â I will continue blogging about my experience with the course on my new site as well as other bass related topics. Â I am still working out a few kinks on the new site so you may see a change here or there in the coming weeks, but for all intents and purposes it is now live and operational. Â For the mean time I will continue to post to both sites but at some point I will most likely make the full transition over to bassramblings.com . Â As always, comments and suggestions are much appreciated. Â Thanks for checking out the new site.
Hello, for the new year I thought I would start a new bass ramblings blog where I will write about the miscellaneous bass related stuff the fills my brain on any given day. Â Recently my bass brain has been filled with the notion of getting a short scale bass. Â In reality, I actually already own two short scale basses, a Rogue Beatles style “Violin” bass and a Fender Acoustic bass. Â The Rogue is strung with flat wound strings and the Fender with Half wound strings. Â Anyway, in the process of working my way through Roy Vogt’s “Teach Me Bass Guitar” I decided one day to work on a lesson with the Rogue bass as that it is small and was easy to grab. Â I quickly realized how much easier it was to run through scales and exercises than it was with my Fender P-bass. Â This got me thinking and I broke out my Fender acoustic and found that it also was a joy to play. Â I bought my Fender acoustic bass back in 1998, I believe that it was one of the first acoustic bass offerings by Fender during the MTV “Acoustic” era. Â What I remember the most is that I wasn’t actually looking for a bass the day I bought it, I just happen to see it in a music store and decided to give it a try. Â I immediately fell in love and could not put it down, I HAD to buy it. Â Needless to say, 11+ years later I am still happy with my purchase. Â I am now realizing that the appeal may well have been the fact that it is short scale and easy for me to play. Â I do not have big hands and have always found it a bit of a challenge to play bass. My normal weapon of choice has been a Fender P-Bass, although I have tried several other basses I typically end up back with the P-bass. Â On a side note, I also own a Lakland Skyline 5 string which I also decided to play during this experiment and found that, even with it being a 35″ scale, I enjoyed playing it more than my normal 34″ scale basses. Â Perhaps the fact that the string spacing is closer together than a 4 string bass makes it easier for me, I am not sure.