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How old were you when you learned Teen Town?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by The_Ryst, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. I'm 14 and yesterday I started learning this monster at 1/2 speed, and I was wonder how old you were when you learned Teen Town?
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
  3. No , but I can play chopsticks!
  4. elwood

    elwood there is no spoo

    Jul 25, 2001
    Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
    I'm guessing.
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Never bothered to learn the whole song.
  6. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    I'm 41 and I don't know it. So there ya have it.
  7. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
  8. JohnnyA


    Aug 21, 2004
    I don't know Teen Town, but I know the start of Birdland. I was 17 when I learned it.

    I probably won't go too in deep with Teen Town. Well, maybe later...
  9. I'll tell ya when and if I ever bother. I'd rather write my own basslines.

    No disrespect.

  10. 15, ive learned most of it.
  11. pauljacksonfan


    Jun 14, 2005
    17 or 18. Still gotta warm up for about half an hour when I'm gonna play it at full speed or faster though. You're in for several hours of work but after that it's a really fun song to play. That is, if your band(especially your drummer) can pull it off.
  12. yeah, i am on the same page as mon rominee, i haven't really bothered learning other peoples songs, as much as i like that song and jaco and weather report, i have no ambition to play their music.
    maybe i'll learn it someday though...
  13. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    I never tried to learn it...BUT I learned a very similar bassline (the bass/trombone soli in a song called Chicken Scratch) in twenty minutes. If you want to see me do it, come to the montreal jazzfest July 8th @ 3pm at the big GM stage. Hehe, I keep advertising myself, sorry.
  14. Mom said "No playing ball in the house"
  15. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    I never really bothered with learning it, but I kinda internalized the vibe of it. I was more into Stanley Clarke, as far as fusion guys go, back then. I learned School Days and Lopsy Lu if that counts! (Though I think I've mostly forgotten them now, it's been awhile!)
  16. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I know to many people you aren't a "real" bass player until you can play and quote Jaco at any given moment so I guess I'm not a "real" bass player. I have looked at a few tunes, but have never liked any of them enough to have a desire to learn them.

    I know such words are never spoken on a bass forum and I will probably be banished, but I think the Jaco worship gets a little overboard at times.

    Sorry, got sidetracked there. I'm 38 and haven't learned "Teen Town" yet.
  17. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I learned Teentown when I was 6. After that the rest was easy. Nailed Birdland and the neat harmonics trick at 7 and a half, at 8 I tore though Black Market and the rest of the 8:30 album. Then I got all caught up in Blink 182 and things have never been quite the same.
  18. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I've never heard of...teen town... :ninja: :bag:
  19. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada

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