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9-string tapping video - Bach

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Jean Baudin, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
    I think this is the right place for this?

    here's a video of me tapping one of the bach inventions (#14?) on 9-string bass.


    It's about 2 megs big - so it shouldn't be much of a download.

    let me know what you guys think.
  2. Very cool, Jean! Can't wait to see some more.
  3. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    I usually don't care for this sort of thing but this I liked. Nice job.
  4. DubDubs


    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Holy crap! I wish I could even come close to doing that. How long have you been playing?
  5. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001

    Very nice!
  6. Ozzyman


    Jul 21, 2004
    Is there a higher res vid?
    I wouldn't mind downloading a 20mb version
  7. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Very cool. Jean, do you find it more difficult to play more complex tapping pieces on your fanned fret basses compared to your standard ones?
  8. I think your insanely good. That is freakin awesome Jean! Keep it comin!
  9. Very very good !!
  10. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Hmmm, I can't open it :help:

    edit: Nevermind that its solved
  11. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    The power of Pac-Man compels you!

    Inspiring! Thanks for sharing this.
  12. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI

    You're freakin' me out.

  13. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Absolutely insane. You're tapping with all 4 fingers on both hands! Not to mention tapping all that on a 9 string. Just amazing!
  14. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Gosh darn it! I can't check it out, but that's just because my computer sucks. But I can at least try to imagine how it is..
  15. Bassic83


    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    That's too cool...I tried it on my 7 but gave it up for Lent...
  16. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    Awesome stuff! Thanks for posting that clip.
  17. Can you send me the tab?;)

    Wow...that was crazy man. Keep it up!
  18. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
    thanks for the compliments guys! glad you're digging it.

    17 years? 9-string for about 4-5 years.

    I'd have to re-record it... which I wouldn't mind... I can play it a lot better. I can probably do the Super Mario and Zelda themes too.

    The fretboard really makes no difference to me at least for this piece (I laid out all the counterpoint so they don't stretch more than a 5-8 fret span) ... The length of the upper horn and the balance point on my knee do make a difference in "difficulty". The bach thing is easier on the fanned fret basses because the bass balances better on my knee.

    I have a couple of tapping pieces with really high notes (pee-wee herman theme song comes to mind) that are not difficult to play - but because of the fan, and the fact that Pac-Man ate the fret markers - I have to guess quickly which fret to hit...that will change with the 11-strings since I can put those high notes on more even frets - am I making sense?

    Another thing on the new basses - I'm having the balance point moved closer to the fret board... I had to kinda come up with a secret technique to "readjust" the bass on my knee...rewatch the video and you'll see there's about 5-6 spots where I kick the bass up with my knee and grab the back with both thumbs to put it back in "position". Darrin Huff is the only person whose seen me play and commented on this "sleight of hand" trick. :ninja:

    Funny, my pac-man arcade game can definitely use an excorism. :bawl:
  19. Do it!
  20. Let us know if you do re-record any of the pieces, Jean. That would be very cool to see!