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Good idea, or kinda creepy?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Tupac, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Going to a concert and doing nothing but taping the bass player. Obviously not for the whole concert, but maybe for a song or two. Unlike for guitarists and even drummers, there's a serious lack of videos on Youtube of just the bass player playing a song (videos like this) unless their a famous solo artist. When analyzing someone's technique or how they play a song, I'm stuck with concert videos where I have to watch for a minute before getting a 3 second glimpse. When analyzing technique, I take a scientific approach. I learn the notes and tackle it my way, then see how the pro does, look at the differences, and see why he does what he does. Just get a feel for their style. Anyone done this?
  2. 1SHOT1HIT


    Feb 17, 2012
    Done what?
    Taken a video of the bass player?
    Taken a really close look at a players technique?

    Video? No.
    Technique? Absolutely, ses that's part of the fun of learning for me anyway.
    I do the exact same thing, I enjoy doing things my way, even prefer it over all else, but still like to break down their way and try it too.
  3. AuntieBeeb


    Dec 12, 2010
    Please do it - if nothing else then just for our own vanity!

    I do remember one gig where, during a cover of My Generation (complete with customary bass solos), I realised some guy in the crowd had been pointing his camera at the me for the whole song! The following day, still warm and fuzzy inside from the feeling of a successful gig, the vainer part of me had a quick search of youtube to see if this guy had uploaded his video. Alas not.

    So please - do it for our egos, because this other guy didn't!
  4. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Hah, that's how you know you're doing a good job as a bass player.