Bassist does keys

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Hi. I'm a long time bass guitarist. Recently I've taken up teaching myself to play keyboards. I have a reasonable grasp of theory so I don't really want to start learning from the beginning. My plan is to first learn all the major scales. Ive downloaded a guide to most scales with the correct fingerings and was going really well until I got to Bb. I'm joking. I'm more than happy to put the work in to learn what I need to know. Alongside the scales, and going a lot slower, I'm learning to play the Wild Thing changes in 3 inversions in 15 keys with both hands. I thought about adding Stand By Me or a II V I but decided to keep it simple at first so I keep making progress. I'll add those things later. I'm using a 61 key midi controller and an old Arturia V license for sounds. I have to say that keyboards is a different perspective on music from the string instruments I've played up to now.

I've managed to google my way through the questions that have come up so far. But I expect its only a matter of time until I will need some real advice from experienced players. I've unlearned enough bad habits to know I don't want to be doing it again this late in life. Meanwhile there seems to be plenty of interesting reading available to me here.
 
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Bb sucks, especially for spoon fingered players or those like me with arthritic hands.

I loved playing Stand By Me on my Bass.

Enjoy the learning process.

Best advice is to keep up the practice system that works for you.
 
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Yeah Bb. I expect its a symptom of hitting the flat keys and everything changes. If I work on that for a bit I get a chance to catch up the chord work.

Never thought keys'd be so much fun. I tried to learn before but I didn't have a real plan how to go about it. Now I have to be careful not to neglect the bass.

Stand by Me is a great song. And those chords pop up everywhere. I've got an old rock and pop fake book around here somewhere. And I've downloaded most of the Hanon exercises for when I get that far. Doubt I'll ever run out of things to practice.
 

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