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Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by villarddefender, Dec 28, 2017.
In my case yes I pop every notes
I cannot focus when I'm angry.
Not really. I am a pretty physical bass player already. If I played harder when I get angry I would break B strings.
So watcha mad at @villarddefender ?
Do you play differently when you're angry?
sure. IMO: we do just about everything differently when we're angry. that's the problem with anger.
pop every note when you're not angry = doesn't sound right!
keep us informed. thanks.
Yes... I have a tendency to swingbash my bass against the doorway post..
I may play the same, but I am sure I will perceive that I am playing different. As with everything else, being angry does not really change the chaos of the universe, only your perception of it.
Dunno,never tried it......
I do play differently if i drink beer instead of vodka.....
I can't really play at all when I'm livid.
All focus and thoughts of music are gone..replaced by fuming anger.
I play more like a noise rock rhythm guitarist and less like a pure bass player. But to be fair, my happiest medium (pumped/engaged/whatever, but still passionate without being angry) is still a fairly aggressive mix of bass riffs and rhythm-esque chords. Sometimes I scrape up my knuckle picking too aggressively as well, or catch my nails under strings on upstrokes which absolutely kills and probably keeps the anger going. It's a cycle.
I play more notes when I'm mad. I try not to do that though.
(The assumption is mad at my band mates, like when the get too comfortable and sloppy drunk onstage. Maybe at a venue or crowd, but that doesn't usually happen.)
Yes. So, basically the final four gigs my band had. :/
Yes I did
but better avoid fear and anger...
I don't know. I don't play angry. If I'm mad about something, it gets put aside once the music starts.
From a cognitive behavioral standpoint: I don't play angry music or hate music because, I avoid that kind of negative thinking and behavior. But I do play other types of music with the blues mentality which is emotional and with feel.
Yep. And that isn't always a bad thing. I try and change what I am playing based on mood: when angry (or, more often, frustrated) I really dig into the frets and it is the only time I can really play convincing thrash metal. It has me paranoid about switching to a fretless, however, as I am sure I would just murder the fretboard.
But on stage I am usually pretty emotionless. Between performance anxiety (I teach and preach as well, it isn't going away) and my poor memory, I have too much to focus on to feel much else. Works REALLY well as a bassist, but horribly for vocals.
Yeah, I always play pretty aggressively, because I like the punchy sound I get out of it, but when I’m angry, I hit the strings REALLY hard.
Is there another way?
Yes, if I'm angry I tend to grab my Rickenbacker rather than my Jazz bass. That brings out a different approach already, playing more with a pick than fingers, and then I tend to attack things with more aggression, and push the tube pre harder getting a much more agressive tone.
I just smash the thing regardless. My fingerstyle playing is quite percussive and I also slap a lot. My basses all get put through their paces with me. I have dragged my first bass around like a battle-axe, punched it, kicked it, thrown it across a room, hit it with a baseball bat and many other things. Surprisingly it still plays really well and I nowadays play with a fender p bass that's just a dream to play. Haven't done much to that YET but you never know.
You’re still young. There’s a chance that you’ll mature a bit before you wreck your stuff. Especially if you are the one buying it.