NixHex
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  • Found out I was supposed to do "rest strokes" so I tried it and it so frustrating I started playing with a pick and all of a sudden I knew how to play with a pick

    still wanna learn how to rest strokes but fuck it's hard. any exercise tips ?
    Alice in chains is a great band, that is all. carry on now.
    \m/
    NixHex
    NixHex
    Yeah they're awesome. I got through my teen angst years by listening to Junkhead and all of self-titled and realizing "hey, it could be worse, I could be addicted to heroin and destroying my life."
    Have you ever used short-scale bass? Is it hard to adjust to?

    Right now I play a Fender Jazz Bass and it is hard on my small hands, but not unbearable. I get used to it after a while.

    I'm planning to get a Chowny and they come in either 31" or 34" (same as Fender). Is it is a good idea to get a shorter one? Do you have any experience with that
    NixHex
    NixHex
    I despise that jingle lol, if I'm watching at home and I forget to stop the stream, the jingle comes on at like 3x the volume of everything else haha
    Hulavuta
    Hulavuta
    lol. are there any more permanent recordings of you playing I can watch?
    Hulavuta
    Hulavuta
    Just ordered, it should get here around May so I'll let you know how it is then :D
    RIP Suggestion Box
    NixHex
    NixHex
    My thoughts and prayers should go out to it. I think that'd be good for smogon
    Redew
    Redew
    Let's suggest it back
    Hulavuta
    Hulavuta
    my favorite thread on smogon was in suggestion box. But I mean the guy who made it got spam cleaned ages before suggestion box got deleted anyway so :(
    are you a fan of pickup covers by the way? they look so bad in my opinion. also that's about where i like to pluck
    NixHex
    NixHex
    Never seen them. They cover the entire pickup? I'd have to research the physics of covering a magnet and if different materials cause different tones.
    Hulavuta
    Hulavuta
    I think it might do something but the main reason was just because it looks nice. Maybe to prevent schmutz from getting into the pickups too
    should you ever play open strings if you can avoid it? is it always better to just play the note on the string under?
    Hulavuta
    Hulavuta
    why is that?
    NixHex
    NixHex
    Thought about it after I posted it lol, it's the opposite direction that's bad. You have to choke out the D string as soon as you play the C (unless you want a 2nd interval that low on the scale which will sound super muddy). It's more effort than its worth, and virtually no payoff.
    Hulavuta
    Hulavuta
    lol yeah that's what I was saying. but if you're playing up the scale, the next note will be on the D string anyway so is it bad to just play open and then the E will "mute" the original open D?

    You know I just answered my own question: if you play the D on the same string as the C, you can use the exact same pattern to play any major scale anywhere so it's better to learn it that way
    You ever play with a pick? Man it's a lot harder to play quickly with it. I wonder if it's a style choice or something everyone should know even if it's not their main technique.
    Hulavuta
    Hulavuta
    lol maybe the death was staged so he could go into hiding
    brightobject
    brightobject
    no ones ever seen ur dad and jaco in the same place. it all fits
    Hulavuta
    Hulavuta
    He was tall, lean, and strong, and for someone who played sports the name "Jocko" fit. His thumbs were double jointed and his fingers were long and thin.[2][8]
    What do you think about wearing gloves while playing bass for someone (me) who suffers from extreme sweatiness especially in the hands / doesn't want calluses / wants to keep nails long for other purposes. Does that affect plucking at all? Marching Band gloves for example.
    Hulavuta
    Hulavuta
    damn well this was almost a nice moment
    NixHex
    NixHex
    The nicest moments for a musician who plays stringed instruments is when they see beautiful, bulbous calluses building up on their fingers. Gloves don't allow for that.
    Hulavuta
    Hulavuta
    Don't worry, I still play without it
    Yo how do you play bass without gigantic hands? In one song I have to go from fret E-2 to D-4 in eighth notes at like 165 BPM and my pinky socket is in pain
    NixHex
    NixHex
    Lol I just read eigth notes. Keep your left hand placed (you don't need to move it unless you're literally Barbie), let the right hand do the muting.
    Hulavuta
    Hulavuta
    Caramelldansen ahaha
    Hulavuta
    Hulavuta
    transitioning from ukulele to bass guitar was quite dramatic
    I'll be teaching secondary school (equivalent to Grade 6-12 so I guess middle + high school). Also I agree, physics is such a misunderstood subjects so it will be fun trying to get students to not be intimidated by it and enjoy it
    NixHex
    NixHex
    There will be the really bright ones and then you'll have a good chunk that just don't get it. Don't get discouraged, STEM is not easy to teach but it is rewarding
    bruh I saw your post and if I wasn't super fucking awkward I would have responded in that thread but too bad here's a vm also stay cool
    NixHex
    NixHex
    Omg please tell me i mentioned you ;_;
    Shii
    Shii
    wat yes you did lmfao
    i fuckin love u
    NixHex
    NixHex
    LOL why
    ryan
    ryan
    i'm always watching..
    ryan
    ryan
    not rly but i watch for like 30 minutes a month and that's enough when you tag me
    Can I come to the wedding?

    XD
    NixHex
    NixHex
    If it ever happens. Rugyong Hotel is a very popular spring break resort too, so I'll meet you there.
    Your post made me realize, for most people on Smogon this is actually the first time they can/will vote. That never really dawned on me.
    NixHex
    NixHex
    Yeah I realized how much of an old fart I was when I said that this is my third time voting for potus. In fact, my 18th birthday was 3 days after bush/kerry, so it's almost my 4th
    NixHex
    NixHex
    Not to mention that a great deal of posters or followers of that thread could very well be ineligible to vote until 2020, and a few have made it clear that they aren't even American.
    Hulavuta
    Hulavuta
    Yeah. It's interesting, all these people have been interested in politics for a while but it's the first time they'll actually be able to vote. Just an interesting perspective.

    I personally missed the deadline to get the mail-in ballot and I'm away at university so I can't vote at home, so I'll have to sit this one out. I'd probably vote Evan McMullin too, though he's not on the ballot where I live anyway (Florida). Maybe next four years :D can't imagine what precedent this will set and how weird things will be then.
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