As you know, I have been learning to play solely from DVDs and have enjoyed my growth over the past 6 years.
Recently, I bought a 4 track recorder and am learning how to use it: I'm not technical, but am having a lot of fun, especially with yours and Artie's blues and jamming DVDs. (Tascam DP 004: not too complicated)
I'd like to learn how to add a bass guitar and would like a recommendation on what DVDs would be best to learn. I am going to purchase an acoustic bass (not the stand up) and hope to play simple backing, but not play the bass outside of this realm. Working
two jobs, coaching, and raising kids means I must be concise with my time, and why Homespun has been so invaluable to me.
What DVD should I start with? In terms of playing style, the recording you did with Dylan in the early 70's is a snapshot of what I'd like to imitate: guitars, bass, harmonica, and...eventually I'd like to pick up a 6 string banjo for further backing.
"You Ain't Going Nowhere" would be about as broad as I hope to go in recording. You sound like you had a lot of fun in that recording session (I'm sure you've heard the circulating outtakes).
1. What DVD is best for this type of bass playing?
2. Without enough time to learn to play the banjo, is the 6 string a worthwhile endeavor? Are there any lessons in this?
3. In capturing this kind of sound, are there other lessons you recommend?
All advice is appreciated from you, as well as the forum faithful here, who are always encouraging.