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Funky Fretless Fusion (youtube video)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by 43apples, May 11, 2006.


  1. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    :smug:

    I hope you like it. I just turned 16, and i've only played fretless for alittle over a year, so i'm not the best in the world... just made a video for fun! Too bad the video turned out so dark... if anyone know of a way to repair it, let me know!

    Details of my gear, and other stuff, is in the details section on the youtube page.

    Tell me what you think!

    -Erlend
     
  2. I like it :)

    my girlfriend had one comment though, she didn't like the drum loop...that high-pitched klanging sound wasn't great...

    and one more thing...you look a lot older than 16 :)
     
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Not bad! 16, huh? :eyebrow: You're heading in the right direction but concentrate more on groove and timing and not so much trying to get everything in your repetoire in the span of a few minutes. I know, it's just a vid for fun! Definitely not bad for only a year of playing! I like that groove you were playing! Better copywrite that right now! I may steal it! :)
     
  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    +1
     
  5. Andre_gt7

    Andre_gt7

    Jan 4, 2005
    Atlanta - GA
    Cool Man! listen to the advice from SuperBassMan and DWbass. good stuff there
     
  6. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    Nah... i guess it's just the norwegian diet of whale meat and potatoes :hyper:. I turned 16 in the end of april.

    Thanks guys! :)
     
  7. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    Well, when you try to mic both your bass and your keyboard going trough the same amp, with a digital camera, you'd need to do a compromise. I chose the clacky drum pattern so that i could hear it, the more natural sounding patterns just dissapeared in my bass.

    Thanks!
     
  8. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    Yup, 16. I look younger than i do on the video, though.

    Yes, groove and timing is what i'm working on at the moment. I've played fretted bass, guitar, and keyboard for several years, but it wasn't before i picked up fretless that i started focusing on "keeping the groove".

    I'm gonna make a better video as soon as i get the chance (these days i'm not "into" it, if you understand), and post it on this forum if you want!

    Thanks!
    -Erlend
     
  9. Big nebula

    Big nebula

    Feb 15, 2006
    Scotland
    I suppose the quality of the video visuals was an oversight in favour of your suggested age :crying: ? Darkness an' all covers a multitude of sins and the special effects peeps at Hollywood usually opt for the best special effects scenes in twilight lighting conditions,especially when the budget is low :meh:
    I personally think that A) You can play the bass well,but..
    B) You are kidding about your age.

    I did suggest earlier that your sound/technique had a kind of familiarity about it,i.e. heard it all before but I think you have something there,albeit a master of disguise fretless who's who? :cool:
     
  10. BillytheBassist

    BillytheBassist

    Aug 18, 2005
    Texas
    Great playing man...I liked it. A little TOO busy in certain areas but hey, great playing. On another note, i don't know why you guys think he would be BS'n about his age? Makes no sense for him to do that. :)
     
  11. Nice playing dude, but slow down a bit so you get the funk into it.
     
  12. I've been playing a short time -- and am nowehere near as good as you, but I liked what I heard: there are some nice ideas in there -- the basic groove is good and I like the harmonic pattern you work on 1/2 through the improv. As far as the video quality, I don't know there's much you can do. You can reshoot the thing, deamplify your bass and run the sound through a monitor -- in essence, bass-sync or overdub. Nice playing.
     
  13. you a riff from marcus miller! hah well nice job overall. how is whale meat? what does it taste like?
     
  14. jokke_v

    jokke_v

    Aug 15, 2003
    Bergen, Norway
    ...errr.. Whale meat isn't a part of the everyday Norwegian food. I've never tasted it at least. Uhh.. But my family eats sheep-head from time to time. Not me, though. ;)

    Hallais Erlend!

    Great playing. But I got a bit unsettled by some of it. There were some overplaying that just didn't serve any purpose whatsoever, and got more irritating than "cool". That said, there were lots of minor details that made me notice that the guy who is playing (you, obviously) knows his thing. And of course it's a jam and I'm sure that playing like that is great fun - I can't say, because I haven't experienced it.
     
  15. i was just making an observation on his looks...he does look older than 16 don't you think?
     
  16. BillytheBassist

    BillytheBassist

    Aug 18, 2005
    Texas
    To be honest with you ,the lighting is too dim to tell. But, he looks like he could pass for 16 to me. That Ibanez looks awefull big on him. Never can tell i guess.
     
  17. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    Now here's a pic of me, to jugde my age. If you really MUST :rolleyes: .

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  18. BillytheBassist

    BillytheBassist

    Aug 18, 2005
    Texas
    Looks 16 to me, great playing regardless of age though.
     

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