Flea's Bass Video

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Every1TookMyName, Oct 16, 2001.

  1. Did you guys actually learn anything from this or is it just Flea showing off chops?
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Off to General Instruction.
  3. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    I laughed a lot. The guy thats "interviewing" him is wasted out of his mind. Hes just creepy.

    But he did talk about how he warms up, which Ive started trying, and also how he learned to slap so fast, which Ive also been trying.
  4. Geez, that was helpful...:rolleyes:

    I have it. And while it is cool to watch Flea's technique and to see him jam out with Chad Smith, it doesn't have a lot of "instructional value". After watching it, I just wish I had the ability to come up with stuff off the top of my head like he does. *Awaiting anti-Flea comments* :D
  5. "The guy that's 'interviewing' him" is River Phoenix.

    (In case you don't know who he is, he was an actor, actually Joaquin Phoenix' brother, who ended up OD'ing in a club in LA. I think Flea was actually there when it happened, but I could be wrong.)
  6. I've seen alot of it, my cousin has it. I didn't learn anything at all, but it inspired me to write a cool slap line.
  7. I've already ordered... I didn't really expect to learn much (from what I've seen written about it in other threads) and didn't want to really (not my style). But I find Flea's playing very entertaining, and he's a cool guy, so I figured I'd check it out.
  8. SKB

    SKB Guest

    This is my favorite instructional video. Other videos are so boring, I can bearly sit through them. It was the first video that I ever got so I guess thats why I learned alot from it.:cool: