|CodeMonkey ||10-24-2013 09:55 PM |
Cover songs with a 6 string?
So, I've been playing a 6 string, and, while I love the room to putz around in the pentatonic for walking lines, I wonder if I should be doing more when covering songs.
Should I be doing more than grabbing the low E on the 5th fret of the B string?
Should I be adding lower / higher octaves here and there?
Thanks in advance,
|singlemalt ||10-24-2013 10:02 PM |
You are going to get yourself fired. Crazy talk, this "doing more" thing, just crazy talk!
|CodeMonkey ||10-25-2013 12:44 AM |
Seems weird to only play in the middle :-)
|Clef_de_fa ||10-25-2013 08:35 AM |
You think too much
|Roy Vogt ||10-25-2013 08:42 AM |
On a cover song I tend to play the "iconic" bass lines in the register written, but I read each situation and play what makes sense for it. Living on the low B string or playing things up an octave because I can only reinforces some people's negative stereotypes about 6 string basses. You have to play the gig first, IME.
|CodeMonkey ||10-25-2013 09:12 AM |
That pretty much sums it up :)
|hrodbert696 ||10-25-2013 09:50 AM |
Don't play notes just because they exist on your fretboard. Play the music. If the music wants those extra high or low notes, play them. But you've got to focus on the music, not the tool you happen to be playing it with.
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