Ask Jeff Berlin: additional strings and musical ability

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Most bass players that you listen to acquired their skill through experience and work, not a sense of genius or musical inborn savvy


Mike Ippersiel‘s insight:

100% agree with Jeff about most musicians acquiring their skills the old fashioned way – hard work. The myth of having a natural talent to be a professional bassist keeps many a bassist (and musician) back.


Chat with a bassist whose ‘talent’ you admire and I’m sure that 9 times out of 10, they’ll tell you they became the bassist that they are because of a solid work ethic when it comes to practicing and expanding their capabilities on the bass.

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