Am I In The Right Place?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Jiles, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. Jiles

    Jiles Inactive

    Nov 28, 2001
    My name is Jiles. I play in a progressive rock band in my town with the greatest group of musicians and friends. We play all original music. We have several lyricists in the band and several music writers. It's a great Radiohead/Pink Floyd kind of mix. I play bass of all things, though I write many of our songs (not all of them of course) and sing as well. I'm the "Roger Waters" of the band. When I sing, I let our rythm guitarist play bass and I let others play as well. I used to be just playing bass to be in a band, but believe it or not, I actually kind of like playing.....
  2. ??? the drums? Harmonica? Tamborene? WHAT??

    ... wait! Don't say it!
  3. Comakazi


    May 3, 2001
    Midwest US

    I feel I've been left hanging here........

    Welcome. I think? I dunno, is this the right place?
  4. Jiles

    Jiles Inactive

    Nov 28, 2001
    Well to be honest, I used to despise playing an instrument. I was a writer and vocalist. But now, I hold the low end down in my group. It's quite fun actually. Yes, perhaps I am in the right place. Still I don't know a thing about playing. Sure I know my modes and rubbish like that, but I just run little pent. scales between words when Im singing. anyother time i will rip it up like Jaco! just kidding.
  5. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs

    if u dun kno a thing about playing...check out the "General Instruction", "Technique" and any of the "Ask A Pro" forums...that all should get u on ur way...o yea...2 more things...What kind of bass do u have...and...Welcome!!!

  6. Jiles

    Jiles Inactive

    Nov 28, 2001
    My good friend, tis only humor that I don't know a thing about playing. I can't pop or slap....have no desire for. Would sound quite silly in our music. But I can feel a groove and create a melody by ear. It serves me well. I play a Tobias Deluxe and a Fender Precision. What do you play?
  7. Well, atleast I know what I play :)

    Fender Jazz through an Acoustic 370 head/301 bottom.. MMmm 18' speaker :)

    Hey, Tobias and a Precision, and you hated playing? *slap* Ok, I feel better now :D

    I ain't no big city mathmatician type, but should you be playing something with 4+ strings, and its bigger den one of dem new fangled geetars, this is the place for you! Welcome to TB :D