Stretch Goal

CC image success by vaXzine at Flickr

CC image success by vaXzine at Flickr

Goal

 I would like to become a better bassist

Goal

My goal is to be able to play half of Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) by Metallica at least at 75% speed, a smaller short term goal is the bass line Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas, it can help me with techniques in Anesthesia. Play D’You Have A Car by SWMRS with Cassy to make a tutorial.

Why

I want to achieve this goal because it’s a challenge and I enjoy both songs.

How

I will achieve it by practicing it minute by minute at different speeds, starting at 50 percent and working my way up the 75 percent, piecing the sections I’ve learned together once they’re completed. For the short term goal, I will practice the pull off section weekly over and over again not focusing on the speed, but focusing on the technique and getting all of the notes correct.

When

I will work on Anesthesia on my own time whenever I have a chance and specifically in my lessons every Thursday with my teacher for 45 mins. For Carry On My Wayward Son, I will practice 3 times a week for ten minutes in class and on my own time as well. We’ll practice D’You Have A Car on our own time.

Resources

I have a bass tab for both song but I will also need my bass teacher Joey Archer to help with the speed and techniques.

Milestones

December 1st: complete the pull off section of Carry On my Wayward Son

January 1st: Play D’You Have A Car with Cassy

February 1st: complete Carry On My Wayward Son perfectly

March 1st: complete a quarter of Anesthesia at 75% speed

April 1st: complete half of Anesthesia at 75% speed

May 1st: complete half of Anesthesia at full speed adequately

June 1st: complete half of Anesthesia at full speed perfectly

Heroes

Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers,

Geddy Lee from Rush

Calum Hood from 5 Seconds of Summer

Dallon Weekes from Panic! At The Disco