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Nathan East One Chord Challenge

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by cba_bass, Nov 22, 2013.


  1. cba_bass

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  2. scallster

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  3. El-Bob

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    Hot damn that's tasty.
     
  4. Roscoe East

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    Well, I really enjoyed that...and clearly the guys in the video did too!

    But y'know what I would've loved to have heard, especially in the context of a "Nathan East Bass Lessons Dot Com presents The One-Chord Challenge"?

    Twenty minutes on A -- or, heck, just 7:48 on A, like that video -- where instead of trading solos and licks and basically having the bass be the focus for a good portion of the tune, do twenty minutes on A where the bass is *just* supporting the band...providing the foundation, being the rock, grooving the piss outta that one chord but *not* soloing or grabbing the spotlight.

    ...cuz that's a hell of a lot harder imho.
     
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  6. senp5f

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    Sweet! Lots of good licks and tips in there.
     
  7. Dr. Cheese

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    I haven't listened to the clip yet, but I know that playing a simple groove well in a way that is both interesting while not overpowering the song is a great skill that far fewer have than we realize.
     
  8. Yvon

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    My thought exactly. The video was cool, but I didn't learn how to support a 20 minutes long vamp.
     
  9. Space Pickle

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    That was sweet, I love that kind of thing.
     
  10. jgroh

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    that was awesome!
     
  11. halfjackson

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    Great concept, never mind the dozens of licks just waiting to be copped.
     
  12. EdwardofHuncote

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    Could watch that over and over. Thanks for a great post!
     
  13. mcm

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    He just too goofy
     

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