Originally Posted by Whousedtoplay
By the way, while listening to "Shakatak", several times I caught myself thinking - it's the bass player from Jamiroquai.
Of course, I was wrong; therefore, I started thinking that
it should be something in the Albion water that produces slightly different bass lines?
Do you think there is a different, British Bass School?
Albion (Ancient Greek: Ἀλβίων) is the oldest known name of the island of Great Britain.
LOL The only water that makes a difference are the ones that surround use....the isolation leads to many variation in all walks of life that the UK enjoys from the rest of Europe.
Being small in size the UK seemed to concentrate and magnify music skills....almost amplify the experience.....well it did I would say until the arrival of the internet and Youtube.
Youtube has cut off the isolation, so now the need to think for oneself is reduced, the need to imagine what is happening when you hear music has been replaced with the need to see.
When I was growing up the only thing we say to learn from was the scores or the books
When I listened to music I had no idea how the sounds where being created so we experimented and if it sounded right then it was right.....even if we were getting it visually wrong or playing it wrong, it was right because it sounded right.
The need to develop is up there with the need to learn, but developing is taking an idea or lesson further...many players/students seem to be into collecting lessons/ideas and teachings as the way forward so they are quite shallow in what they can actually do with it.
Where as taking a few lessons/ideas and teachings and developing them to the full potential within you will bring better results.