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Rock Upright Players that Solo with a Bow

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by Murphbass, May 13, 2012.


  1. Murphbass

    Murphbass

    Jun 12, 2005
    Berkeley, CA
    I'm unsure which forum I should post in- I'm new to playing upright after 25 years of playing electric bass. My main project calls for lots of bow work, and some soloing with the bow. I'm comfortable knowing how bad I am (it's not pretty!). However, it'd be nice to hear examples of good players soloing with a bow in a rock context. It'd help me improve- something to aspire to.

    Does anyone have suggestions of recordings or players? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. hensonbass

    hensonbass Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
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  4. VitalSigns

    VitalSigns

    May 8, 2011
    Central NY
  5. NicholasF

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    Jan 17, 2012
  6. Joe Smithberger

    Joe Smithberger Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Canton, Ohio, USA
  7. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
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  8. Joe Smithberger

    Joe Smithberger Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Canton, Ohio, USA
    Wow!
     
  9. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
  10. Hello, soloing with a bow in a rock context is as difficult as soloing with a bow in a jazz context; it's about phrasing, context, pitch, culture, technique...
    Here"s a Deep Purple Solo i've made before moving from my past home... I prepare others (Van Halen's solo on Beat It and some vintage 70's/80's guitar solos...

    http://youtu.be/dcwiIqu9vfg
    Good music!
     
  11. Excellent!

    C'est drôle, je regardais justement le travail que tu as fait avec ZAZ hier. Je commence à la contrebasse et ton travail m'inspire beaucoup.

    Merci!
     
  12. Lezard: merci! À bientôt à Paris(?)
    Mathieu Verlot.
     
  13. Je suis au Québec. Si tu passes dans le coin, pm moi.

    Eric
     
  14. lorianb

    lorianb

    Apr 10, 2011
    Ottawa
  15. VitalSigns

    VitalSigns

    May 8, 2011
    Central NY
    I should have payed attention in French class... :/
     
  16. lorianb

    lorianb

    Apr 10, 2011
    Ottawa
    Vital: fortunately, we all speak music. :)
     



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