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Anyone else use this nugget?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by faulknersj, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. faulknersj

    faulknersj Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    I made a video to share one of my favorite little tricks...

    Does anyone else use this little nugget to spice up their playing?

  2. That type of thing was common during the 70's. Nice playing. I never really used it all that much.
  3. faulknersj

    faulknersj Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    Thank you! I encountered cats that throw this in every once in a while...but am surprised that it is not utilized a bit more when i hear cats play funk or blues...
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  4. To me it was kind of overused back then, it sounds good though and I'm going to rethink it, I was much more of a rock bassist back then though anyway.
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  5. faulknersj

    faulknersj Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    Ha Ha!! I totally get that! I never played funk or blues at all when i was really young lol! That little thing would sound kind of 'show offy' in the rock world me thinks!!
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  6. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    Good Lesson, as a sorta new to bass player, I love getting tips for little tricks to change stuff up. Seeing a touch of my old guitar playing days there I never thought about doing on bass. You explain it well, thanks.
    Peace N Chicken Grease
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  7. faulknersj

    faulknersj Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    Right on man! I figure no one really cares about this stuff...but I take time out of my day to do this for you...the one who does care.

    Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to connect.
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  8. Still got my SVT's though:laugh:.
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  9. Inara

    Inara Fretless Femme Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2017
    Seattle, WA USA
    Yes, I throw those yummy little tri-tones in here and there for some flavor when it fits the song. They can add some really nice accents/variations to spice up a line, as you so ably demonstrate in that cool lesson vid. :)
  10. davegt666


    Jun 30, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Yeah but I never let them ring out like that.

    Usually it's a double stop or a quick back and forth with some grease at the end.
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  11. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    That’s some chunky-good Pbass right there. Ooo-weee
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  12. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    That's some really good finger funk. Thanks for sharing! I learned something today. :)

    I thought I was an "OK" bass player but you are certainly okay-er than me. ;)

    Thank you for your indulgence,

    Last edited: Mar 17, 2019
  13. saabfender

    saabfender Banned SUSPENDED

    Jan 10, 2018
    When I use the 3/7 tritone double stop, I usually go down a half step and then back up. And try not to put it where everyone else does. It's kind of a cliche, right off the shelf.
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  14. Guzzi Toad

    Guzzi Toad

    Mar 10, 2019
    Oh duh! I just realized YOU were the person who "referred on TB".
    Again, Thanks so much.
    I like your lesson style. You're a good educator.
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  15. interp

    interp Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Garmisch, Germany
    Nice playing!
    I’ve used that lick off and on for at least 40 years. Like everything else, it’s fine if you use it sparingly and creatively.
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  16. I do sometimes, but sparingly. Most times I find myself sliding in and out of it - doesn't sound quite as "double-stopish" but still adds a different twist.

    In the track below, I sneak one in at the 2:43 mark.

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  17. Philly Watts

    Philly Watts

    May 6, 2016
    Thanks for the tips! Great tone by the way : )
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  18. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I don't do the double stops often, but I do like throwing in thirds as the highest note, especially when hitting the last chord of a tune.

    The 3/7 tritone was shown to me by a saxophonist when I asked him about horn harmony voicings in soul tunes. 1-4-5 in C, tritones in red:

    C7 C E G Bb
    F7 F A C Eb
    G7 G B D F

    Play this tritone for the C: E Bb
    Drop down a half step for the F: Eb A
    Up a half step for the G: F B

    Also works great for winging vocal harmonies.

    I find it interesting how the dissonance of the tritone by itself is reduced when heard with the other chord tones.
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  19. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Interesting that the name "Jaco" hasn't come up in this thread yet. This clip is sort of a nice slippery P-bass version of classic Jaco.
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  20. Alivefor5

    Alivefor5 Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2006
    Yep, used it back in the day and used it a couple of times last night.
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