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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by WI Short Scaler, Dec 21, 2018.
As far as I'm concerned, the one with double-sharps in it is always the wrong choice.
I thought you were supposed to use words of one syllable or fewer. Hold on, that's for talking to drummers, my mistake.
Ah, he's a frustrated a cellist.
I can play 6-string guitar, can't everyone? The only instrument I play in bands is bass (mostly fretless) and I learned bass first.
Ps I also play cello, only grade 5 though.
Isn't it amazing how a humorous post has devolved into people airing their prejudices without so much as a smile?
F# is what I was taught to call it but if you were taught something different then so be it. It's not like I feel a burning desire to bang on and on about how wrong you are, you're different, so freakin' what? If you start talking about Gb I'll know that it's F# in my head, and vice versa. It's not the end of the bleedin' world people, and it's not wrong, it's just different names for the same thing depending on your musical upbringing.
May I also take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and ask that you lighten the frack up.
This has been a public service announcement from someone who plays guitar, bass, a bit of keyboard, a few chords on the mandolin, blues-harp, and can shake a mean tambourine in any key.
I just keep a handy rack with twelve tambourines, one for every key...
Yeah, F# and Gb are the same key, potatoe, potaatoe. What drives me bonkers is when the key signature is a flat key like say Db and the guitar player or worse yet the chart says the second chord is a F#. NO!! That is wrong. That is when it not a F#, it’s an Gb!!! I take the original humorous post in that context.
You could give them treats when they do a good job
Replace your guitar player with a real pianist. Your negative issues will be reduced and pleasures increased. Your musicality can be bumped up a several levels. Now, this may be an impractical solution for some, but for me it is the perfect win-win environment.
I'm tired of playing around with his fortissimo passages. My Ampeg may only be solid state but it's still an Ampeg and it's 450 watts. The amp has 2 10" speakers and then I have a 15" Celestion 400 watt Green Label Bass extension speaker in a cabinet. I tested it out at 8 on the preamp and 8 on the Ampeg. It is freaking monstrous.
"Yeah man I've got this like Dorian thing going on y'know".... yep, we've all been there many a time
Totally agree. I play rock, "americana/amerijuana" and dabble in reggae, blues, and jazz - all from a rock standpoint, what for me is almost all guitar-based writing (other than some jazz standards).
When I write, it's on the treble clef, if any (as opposed to just naming the notes and fret position, or doin' a little tab).
I must say, I have never seen anything in the key of Db (absent a chromatic part), only C#, same with Gb versus F#.
Now, I think today I'm-a write sompin' in Cb.
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Don't you mean "what in the E#"? Remember, we don't use flats where a sharp will do.
Oddly enough, last weekend I played 3 concerts and all 3 had a piece in Db and two of them had a piece in Gb. All choral music and church stuff I admit. Just thought that was a funny connection.
Well said, and a good lesson for developing communication skills.
We’ve been getting a lot of songs in Bb since our PWL’s wife started running the orchestral instrument section...lol.
I was being facetious, and referring to the great majority of people who play guitar and how we learn - and include myself in there despite getting some formal instruction. The young players coming through now who have a deep knowledge of theory blow me away.
I apologise to anyone who feels my comments were off topic, and thank the contributors who helped me see what I was missing in the F#/Gb question.
Maybe the third chord is a B, because it’s a new key.
Oh no, here comes a new discussion.
All I get from this thread is that guitarists can easily torment bass players by pretending they don't understand music theory.