1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Neil Pye's Recent Activity


  1. Neil Pye replied to the thread Is this weird bow grip really, really bad?.

    There's one thing that makes me doubt your ability to judge - well, several centuries of experience too, so that's two things - and that...

    Aug 21, 2018 at 7:08 PM
  2. Neil Pye replied to the thread Things any good bassist should be able to do..

    It doesn't matter what those things are. Colleges don't want them, and probably wouldn't recognise them anyway. The few at the top are...

    Aug 21, 2018 at 11:05 AM
  3. Neil Pye replied to the thread Is this weird bow grip really, really bad?.

    I know it's not fashionable to support tradition, but as a self-confessed beginner, my advice to you would be to junk your bowhold...

    Aug 21, 2018 at 4:42 AM
  4. Neil Pye replied to the thread Things any good bassist should be able to do..

    1. Turn up on time 2. Smile 3. Play what you know you can, not what you think will impress 4. If there are dots, play the dots 5. Have...

    Aug 20, 2018 at 11:45 AM
  5. Neil Pye replied to the thread Sounding flat vs sounding sharp.

    I was taught the same re vibrato, you shouldnt go above the pitch of the note

    Aug 20, 2018 at 9:07 AM
  6. Neil Pye replied to the thread Sounding flat vs sounding sharp.

    I did a Masterclass with Gary Karr many years ago, and he certainly moved his intonation around to create and release tension in the...

    Aug 20, 2018 at 5:54 AM
  7. Neil Pye liked neilG's post in the thread Is this weird bow grip really, really bad?.

    You could hold it like a baseball bat and probably get a good sound now and then. You'll see the disadvantage of your "grip" when and if...

    Aug 19, 2018 at 9:01 AM
  8. Neil Pye replied to the thread Sounding flat vs sounding sharp.

    Strive to be right. Sometimes you want the leading note to be a couple of cents sharp, and thirds can tolerate being a tiny bit narrow,...

    Aug 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM
  9. Neil Pye liked wathaet's post in the thread Sounding flat vs sounding sharp.

    If anything you play thirds low and fifths hight. Quite the opposite of what you are saying. Playing sharp in an ensemble makes someone...

    Aug 19, 2018 at 8:58 AM