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If it looks good and natural, technique is good.

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by De Teng, Nov 10, 2004.


  1. De Teng

    De Teng

    Oct 27, 2003
    Utrecht, Holland
    A point of discussion ;)


    From a player point of view: if you see a guy playing 'naturally and making fluent movements' then his technique is generally well. If it looks a little unnatural movement (almost spasm including) and painfull, then it's not. Even if you don't know the instrument or the sports!

    (It's not a point only for bassplayers)

    Think about it!
     
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Agreed. If it looks easy it's well done.
     
  3. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Except if you're in one of those bands where you have to make those silly faces to look like you're trying.
     
  4. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA

    Yeah, some people might think you're bored if you look too relaxed.
     
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    John Patitucci often looks like he's being introduced to the finer points of prison life when he's soloing, but I doubt Chick Corea asks him to ;)

    I think I'll start a "solo face" thread in Misc. now...
     
  6. haha, John really gets into it. AJ does some good face pulling from time-to-time.
     
  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Blues guitarist :) ?