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OT: Best Advice #2510968 07/13/13 10:58 AM
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Best advice you ever got that improved your bass playing and muscianship.

For me, from an older guy, seasoned player, who came to critique my first band at a rehearsal: You guys (me and the drummer) need to hook up more -- you (me) need to listen to his bass drum more.

Made me notice when I was listening to records how bass and drums interacted to create the groove, and made me pay attention to what the drummer is doing when I play.


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Re: OT: Best Advice [Re: jcadmus] #2510969 07/13/13 10:59 AM
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Similarly, from my bass teacher: if you want to become a good player, become a good listener.


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Re: OT: Best Advice [Re: Richard W] #2510971 07/13/13 11:14 AM
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1) Touch your instrument for at least 10 minutes everyday (my Dad)

2) Once a bad note is played, let it go... it is gone, move on..(you guys, on this forum)


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Re: OT: Best Advice [Re: Ross Brown] #2510983 07/13/13 12:15 PM
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If you are not in a band or regular playing situation, keep your instrument easily accessible and in view. If it's put away and in anyway a hassle to get to, it will get played less.


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Re: OT: Best Advice [Re: butcherNburn] #2511076 07/13/13 07:40 PM
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Less is more.


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Re: OT: Best Advice [Re: Ross Brown] #2511210 07/14/13 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted By: Ross Brown
1) Touch your instrument for at least 10 minutes everyday (my Dad)


Yeah but was he talking about a bass guitar? facepalm

"Here's the root, here's the 3rd, here's the 5th and here's the octave note" ... The guy I bought my first bass from.


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Re: OT: Best Advice [Re: EddiePlaysBass] #2511211 07/14/13 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted By: EddiePlaysBass
Originally Posted By: Ross Brown
1) Touch your instrument for at least 10 minutes everyday (my Dad)


Yeah but was he talking about a bass guitar? facepalm

"Here's the root, here's the 3rd, here's the 5th and here's the octave note" ... The guy I bought my first bass from.


yes... some other things do not require instruction....


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Re: OT: Best Advice [Re: Ross Brown] #2511326 07/14/13 10:08 PM
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"That was a GREAT solo!" - Steve Bailey (my 10 seconds of fame, but I'll never forget it. Very encouraging.)


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Re: OT: Best Advice [Re: Groove Mama] #2511336 07/15/13 12:06 AM
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Re: OT: Best Advice [Re: b5pilot] #2511387 07/15/13 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted By: b5pilot
Less is more.

+1

Perhaps I should say less is frequently more or even usually more.

I heard this from Tony Franklin, using Eddie Watkins' line on the Temptations' Papa Was A Rolling Stone as a prime example. Or was it Leroy Taylor? Or Bob Babbitt? The only thing people seem to agree on is that it wasn't Jamerson. It's still awesome.

Last edited by kenfxj; 07/15/13 05:49 PM. Reason: elaboration

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Re: OT: Best Advice [Re: Groove Mama] #2511445 07/15/13 01:47 PM
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[quote=Groove Mama
"If it don't sound like sh!t, you ain't really practicing." - Anthony Wellington [/quote]

+1

Re: OT: Best Advice [Re: DJR_Bos] #2511481 07/15/13 04:26 PM
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"quit"


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Re: OT: Best Advice [Re: lug] #2511493 07/15/13 05:13 PM
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I'm not sure why this thread is labeled as "OT" (i.e., "off topic"). Seems quite on topic, actually.

As to the original question -- "If you hesitate, it's time to syncopate."

Peace.
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Re: OT: Best Advice [Re: EddiePlaysBass] #2511534 07/15/13 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: EddiePlaysBass


"Here's the root, here's the 3rd, here's the 5th and here's the octave note" ... The guy I bought my first bass from.


Yeah, similar for me too. When I saw the nomenclature for the major key I ii iii IV V vi vii? The modes started to make sense and I could actually predict what I was about to play would sound like. And then I could just play with people and move forward.

Re: OT: Best Advice [Re: Imogene] #2511671 07/16/13 12:39 PM
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