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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by FatStringer52, Nov 30, 2020.
If this put a smile on your face, check out some of the other videos by this young man.
How in the world?
Wow! That was great.
I always think about kids like this when adults talk about full scale basses being uncomfortable.
Someone get that kid some round wound strings.
To play devil's advocate, I would rather hear them play on a shorter scale instrument, in tune. Their hands aren't big enough yet to play an octave with good intonation in the lower positions.
But I'm certainly not criticizing a child because that would be mean spirited! I'm just saying, a shorter scale bass would have sounded a lot better here. Let's blame the teacher and not the kiddo. They're clearly having a blast. Great 'bass face'!
Yeah he’s out of tune. He’s probably great on a fretted though. He’s still better than me.
Yeah, he's better than I try to be, and that makes me very happy for all of us bass players. Aron Hodek is another whippersnapper that will be something special as he develops. My favorite 'younger' player has been Mohini Dey for several years. Love how some can pick it up, work their butt off, and be light years beyond me. They got the gift.
Really? Why go there? Just because he can force himself to stretch on an oversized instrument doesn’t mean he should nor should anyone else. Do you tell kids to use adult size golf clubs?
Oh no you’ve got it all wrong. Because he can play it clearly there is no reason for anyone to use a short scale bass. And kids should also play baseball with full size bats and gloves and forget having smaller soccer balls goals and fields. Make those 6 year olds run the full 120 yards down the pitch.
I guess, but kids playing a game doesn't make everything sound off like a kid playing out of tune because the bass is too big. He's impressive but I can't handle it because it's out of tune. He'd be better off on a fretted right now.
Compared to playing video games all day? Awsome. And what a game face!
Why go there? Like I went somewhere outrageous? I went there because of what I find to be a mildly comical concept.
But yes, I do often tell children what to do. Other people’s kids. I just walk into the Tiger Schulman and tell them they suck at Karate.
Let’s be fair... the kids good! I think he’s playing things I’ve never played, but I’ve never tried either. I will say that playing what Jaco created and creating what Jaco played are very different things.
If it were up to me, and I know it isn’t, I’d buy him a P bass and every track Jamerson, Kaye, and Dunn ever played.
Impressive, but the Jaco is dialed up so far in the mix that I can't hear the kid's playing all that well in the faster sections - it'd be better against a backing track. Still, good on him!
and some better repertoire
Wow, imagine the level he could be on in 10 years if he maintains the joy and confidence he has now!
I’ve been following this young dude on Instagram for a while; his joy is infectious, his playing inspiring!
I am not and have never been a fan of Jaco's playing. It's just not my thing. However, props to this young fellow for such ability to play at that age, and more, to have presence. The effect of scale length or anything else is, in my opinion, missing the point.
He is very good that is for sure. If started young enough they can develop perfect pitch etc.
as for joy of playing ... maybe ... I always think of Joe Pass who hated playing but it was better than working in a mine.
now ... the interesting part is will he play in a cover band when adult or be a starving artist or will he make it like so many on YouTube
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