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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Fall, Jun 22, 2004.
please let me know what you think. tnx!
Instead of reviewing your abilities, I will review the clip.
The clip contains way to much repititive slapping, and I really don't care for your slap tone. Playing is clean, but boring. Try spicing the "piece" up a little, because after the first minute of that slap line, I lose interest.
Some ideas to experiment with
1. Incorporate a key, tempo, or time signature change
2. Try something other than slapping
3. Double Track a duet bass solo, or add "rhythm" bass to accompany the existing track(s). One solo could be slapped, while the other could be tapped or played fingerstyle to properly differentiate between the two.
Hope that helps.
All in all not bad, but the timing seemed to move around a bit.
yeah I know the timing is far from perfect, I played bass when I was younger, and just recently picked it up again after a few years.
but for some reason I have the impression my technique is better now.
As for your playing, it's obvious that you CAN play. As for the clip, the slap tone is a little harsh, but the actual playing isn't bad.
it's the first time I seriously recorded a bassline, so naturally the sound isn't that good.
I haven't listened to it, but... I'm gonna have to say no.
I keed I keed.
What's good, what's not, it's a very subjective term. Work on your timing, eat your vitamins, get plenty bed rest, and in a matter time, you could be the next Cliff Williams
Timing is slightly weird, but then again I don't hear drums or a click. Tone, subjective, I have no problem with it. I say good work, keep at it.
i like it. The timing qworks otu though doesn't it? (even though it is a little weird or off ro what not) keep it up! What kind of bass was it recorded on? Oh and I like your slap tone.
personally i think its really good, but barky has an idea, try changing keys, or chords, way to repetitive, but the playing as well as the piece itself is good.
Here is me not being nice:
Eh.. I won't include this..
Me being nice:
Work on your ear a little bit, your a tad out of tune.
Slap doesn't show greatness.. It's icing on the cake.
Try to make the beginning riff a little more..err.. full
Try experimenting with different pickup/EQ configurations to improve your tone.
Then why mention it? I know I'm not a bass god, I'm just someone without talent who's still doing his best to learn to play an instrument.
that's my greatest weakness, my ears suck. I have creativity, a strong desire to make music, a bit of rhythm, but no feeling for pitch or tuning. but I get manage, I guess.
but thanks for the advice.
Man I know how you feel. My ear isnt worth a large pile of poopsauce! What was so bad about your tone? Am I missing the point? And go tell Les Claypool he's TOO repetitive why don't ya?
It just takes time, and you can train your ears, but that also takes time.
As for the tone / recording, most engineers will tell you that bass is one of the hardest things to record, and to do that right also takes time.
As for being repetitive, despite what a lot of TBs think, bass is repetitive, I have yet to hear any form of bass playing that didn't sound repetitive [that is what we do]; and that includes improv. As a bassist you will at some point have to play that same pattern over and over again without time shifts, and that takes practice. KEEP IT UP, YOU WILL GET THERE.
"Am I Any Good?"
This would make a good title for your first album.
I'm downloading the file right now.
It's Barkley, punk . Get it right Micry.
Next you refer to me like that I will have to release the dogs on you.
I was kidding
Everyone is telling you to work on your tone, but I love it. It's sounds like nothing I've heard before. You can play better than I can. You need to work on your timing though.
EDIT: I'm obsessed with your tone, what kind of bass did you record that with. It's very funky.
I think it sounds great man. Throw a band in with it, add their ideas, and you'll have a great tune!
To me it sounds a lot like a few Rickenbacker recordings I had a while ago.
I like the recording, the first slap riff is interesting.