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  1. Jhengsman liked WillyWonka's post in the thread Tips for starting out on fretless?.

    Play what you already know. Except now it will be on a fretless instrument. hopefully by now the OP is a virtuoso

    Jul 25, 2021 at 7:35 PM
  2. Jhengsman liked CPAC's post in the thread Tips for starting out on fretless?.

    I know this post is a few years old but I just read through it myself because I just bought my first fretless too. Great tips. I’m...

    Jul 25, 2021 at 7:34 PM
  3. Jhengsman liked MustangMan78's post in the thread Had my first gig as a “professional” bassist!.

    So, I classify “professional” as anyone who plays for people and makes money. I think very few of us make a living playing music, so...

    Jul 25, 2021 at 6:54 AM
  4. Jhengsman liked iiipopes's post in the thread Is it hard to learn to play the tuba?.

    For metal? Tuba IS heavy metal!

    Jul 24, 2021 at 4:59 PM
  5. Jhengsman liked jhfishn's post in the thread Is it hard to learn to play the tuba?.

    I had to learn that to get in the Navy Music Program electric bass players had to double on tuna and vice Versa so they get...

    Jul 23, 2021 at 10:24 PM
  6. Jhengsman liked 2F/2F's post in the thread Is it hard to learn to play the tuba?.

    The theory is easy. The fingerings are easy. Learning to have good tone, and to build up the physical aspects of the job are not...or at...

    Jul 23, 2021 at 9:53 PM
  7. Jhengsman replied to the thread Is it hard to learn to play the tuba?.

    Figure that another class of middle school kids can pick up at least 1, 5 in most keys every year it is doable. And at least in my area...

    Jul 23, 2021 at 8:37 AM
  8. Jhengsman replied to the thread School Me On Saxes.

    I'm curious about what less to think about means. I started on clarinet in the 7th grade and had played all the standard reeds and...

    Jul 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM
  9. Jhengsman liked the baint's post in the thread The Praise and Worship Band Bassists Club.

    @ExaltBass Dave! That sounds nasty, I’m very sorry to hear about it. I hope you feel much better in time for the OBX and family time.

    Jul 21, 2021 at 6:38 PM
  10. Jhengsman liked oyobass's post in the thread The Praise and Worship Band Bassists Club.

    A couple suggestions: Glary basses are reportedly lightweight, and you could buy several and still not hit your price ceiling. With a...

    Jul 21, 2021 at 11:54 AM
  11. Jhengsman replied to the thread The Praise and Worship Band Bassists Club.

    My wife tends to hear with her eyes when I picked up a $100 Glarry to try out fretless. It being new it sounded good. :headphone:. I...

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  12. Jhengsman liked micguy's post in the thread Playing 5-piece songs as a 4-piece.

    When Adrian Belew auditioned for David Bowie, there was one part of one tune that he had a really hard time working out the guitar part....

    Jul 21, 2021 at 9:12 AM
  13. Jhengsman liked mrcbass's post in the thread Playing 5-piece songs as a 4-piece.

    This situation is exactly why I scorn the hard core "note for note" guys. It's a great talent and can be great for building personal...

    Jul 21, 2021 at 9:12 AM
  14. Jhengsman liked lfmn16's post in the thread Playing 5-piece songs as a 4-piece.

    +1 Too many bands are afraid of space. They are just one big wall of sound. No dynamics. When I play guitar in trios I don't try to...

    Jul 21, 2021 at 9:08 AM
  15. Jhengsman liked turf3's post in the thread Playing 5-piece songs as a 4-piece.

    Just figure out how you're going to play the tune and do that. Don't try to duplicate the record. I played for several years in a band...

    Jul 21, 2021 at 9:02 AM

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