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windmill
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older,better
Oct 6th, 2018 05:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

Playing the open low E string at the start of a run up the neck.

Honestly, I have only suggested one song to the band that has it in it, the rest of the songs were by the other members.

But I always have a smile on my face when it's time to go boooooom :)

Leftee
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Oct 7th, 2018 07:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

You should do that with every song. Just sayin.

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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Oct 15th, 2018 03:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Botta boom botta bang

hushnel
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Oct 15th, 2018 05:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

I kind of like nailing it as the last note, like I just bottomed out the tune. nothing more to say, end of the conversation “o)

reverendrob
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our time in hell
Oct 16th, 2018 05:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm partial to trying to break the trem on the VI.

I haven't succeeded yet, although I've given it a good college try!

Laker

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but never forget their names
Oct 18th, 2018 03:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

Like Hushnel, I like nailing the last note on low E or below on my five string basses. It adds a little drama to a slow song.

edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

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Oct 19th, 2018 06:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

Drama on the deep end of The Deep:

LEAD ON, as recorded by George Strait.

My favorite of the low notes is the low D below E. Stunning.

George

digiboy

New York City

Oct 19th, 2018 06:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

Not playing.

Seriously. Most of the bands I play in do like to jam out at times with extended instrumental/solo parts. There is a massive amount of control and power to the way the bass is played during those sections. You can continue to play your normal bass line but look for opportunities to hold long whole notes or even drop out completely for a few bars and listen to what happens. If the rest of the band are good players who listen, they will respond accordingly. This adds dynamics to the jam and makes it a lot more fun and interesting.

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Oct 22nd, 2018 09:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

One thing I learned from Victor at Wootenwoods Bass and Nature Csmp, was, according to Victor, the only mistake we make as bassists is loosing the groove when we screw up. He said the problem is in trying to find the right note and dropping the groove. Notes are not nearly as important as the fluidity and beat of the bass line. He proved it, but he’s Victor and can pull off a lot of stuff.

I’ve been doing this since camp, back in May. Last week at rehersal we finish a tune and Brownie was looking at me then said “man that jazz lick you threw in there sounded really cool, I had no idea of what he was talking about, took a second then I started laughing. I said Brownie if you hear me playing jazz riffs it means I just screwed up and I’m looking for next right note.

I’ll tell you I can’t believe the amount of confidence I’ve gained from spending that week with Victor, Chuck, Anthony, Steve and Dave.

Occasionally my last note will be a two string chord too, usually the one and five but it can vary depending on what the guitar hits as the last chord.

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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Oct 22nd, 2018 05:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks George for the Lead On tip!
Nice

windmill
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older,better
Oct 22nd, 2018 06:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

Victor is pretty good isn't he

hushnel
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Oct 22nd, 2018 07:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yes he is, what I didn’t expect is how personable he is. I met Roy and Reggie too, they all seem so normal, humble, normal people, with freaky skills.

I may go again next year, my brother is in Nashville and I’d like to spend some time checking out the city. After that I may become a volunteer for at least one camp a year. His wife Holly is so freaking cool too. A soccer mom married to a world renowned musician. The whole crew is cool, Chuck Rainey is like an older brother and Anthony really moved me forward in understanding modes and the fretboard. I’ve been able to relate all the stuff he taught me to what I have feral knowledge of.

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Oct 23rd, 2018 10:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

My favorite bit is the other way. Start at fret 12 or higher and gliss all the way down to the root (like "Boots Were Made for Walkin", but in 1 measure, not 4!)!

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