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In verse licks, or solos?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by metallybassist, Nov 30, 2002.


  1. solos

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  2. in verse licks

    10 vote(s)
    90.9%
  1. metallybassist

    metallybassist

    May 22, 2002
    ok, so what do we think?

    bass solos? or just inverse licks, filling up the song?

    one or the other
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  3. I used to be into the bass solo, but after hearing more of Geddy Lee's Rush stuff, I'm all about in verse licks.

    Although his three solo runs in YYZ are awesome too.
     
  4. I too am confused... but I think my answer would be that getting a great line going under the verses is my preference vs soloing, although I do enjoy the solo from time to time.

    I think one of the great things about bass is that you can pretty much play a 'solo' all the time under whatever the guitars are doing.
     
  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I normally wouldn't, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to vote for carrots.
     
  6. Socks

    Socks Guest

    Those who are confused should try listening to Californication again, (RHCP) for verse licks. Those who aren't confused, sorry for wasting your time.

    I hate soloing as I stand now, just because I can't. I've only been playing for two years, playing in a band for one, and couldn't solo if my life depended on it. So, in sheer bias I'd have to go for a verse lick, just because you can bounce off the other players and no-one can hear you if you stuff up badly.
     
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Nope - I only listen to Jazz and Classical!
     
  8. lump

    lump

    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    Can someone put this in musical terms? Or even English. I'll settle for that.
     
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Unlikely, from someone who doesn't know that the adjective formed from metal is metallic! ;)

    And who gives you three choices, then says "one or the other" !! :eek:
     
  10. lump

    lump

    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
  11. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  12. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  13. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Poll: Who understands the question?

    [ ] I don't
    [ ] I'm not sure
    [ ] I do understand it

    Choose one or the other.
     
  14. lump

    lump

    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    Clearly a cheap forgery. You can tell by the color.
     
  15. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well this is the original, set up in Europe for the whole world :

    [​IMG]


    So the US patent is probably best regarded as a cheap copy!! ;)
     
  16. lump

    lump

    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    Oh really? Methinks they overstepped their authority a tad. ;)

    Colooooooooooor....
     
  17. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well if you invent something or discover it, then surely somebody on the other side of the world can't then invent it again and patent it?

    In this case we are talking about the process for extracting aluminium - so surely you can't claim this in the US if somebody has been doing it in France before?

    I think in this case, they were both working independently around the same time and didn't realise - wouldn't happen nowadays with the the internet!!

    But anyway, they both called it Aluminium! ;)
     
  18. Fred W

    Fred W

    Feb 21, 2002
    Bronx, NY
    Cmon its not that hard to decrypt.
    Soloing in jazz context can be great fun. Licks between phrases of a vocalist sastisfy my soul, also.But two things I really love I rarely get to do:
    1) Solo at a blues jam-especially after comping 17 stratocasters.
    2) Play 2 or 4 bar "arranged" solos a la:
    "Dig" Miles Davis "my Generation" Who "I'll Cry Instead" Beatles.