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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by JAUQO III-X, Oct 18, 2013.
The interview was too short!
I liked the term New School. What are the pros and cons of being New School?
Here's a longer one.
I have no clue
Old school/new school is silly. But always happy to see your interviews.
Boy, that track with Bernard Purdie sure feels good.
Nice interview - cool pics and vids (thanks for the longer version link)
Thanks as always for sharing it - see ya around
Much better, thanks!
Only time I find the distinction useful is when talking about funk:
"Old School" (or "Old Skool") funk players are funky.
"New School" funk players have a lot of facility and technique and do a buttload of slap/pop, but seem to have missed the memo about playing funky.
Oh yeah, it's also a useful distinction when talking about the Viennese School...not that anyone ever mistook Webern for Mozart!
Awesome interview from one of the most accomplished musicians on TB. I ran across one of your demos for Ashdown very nice sir.
Some are really funky but very very few are.
What I find interesting is that they really do think their funky and they put funk or funky in their album or song titles and there is no trace of funk any where in it.
Thanks guys for the kind words of support.
So wait, the Low C# that your theory refers to -- is it another octave down from, say, C# standard tuning (three semitones down from standard E)?
It's a 4 string bass tuned in fourths.
You should check out his work with the Beatles.
Tell em Brother. They're not even playing Funk. LOL!!!! And they're not even Funky. A bunch of licks and tricks is what I say. I grew up during the late 60's, 70's, 80's when there was such a thing as Funk. And bass players were Funky.
Yes they were. What is being passed off as funk is an insult to the funk that get's no support at all.
True. Yo man, I spoke to you on the phone that day and you didn't even mention your interview LOL!!! I think I read it a day or two later. Great interview by the way.
Completely agree. We need a support group for the real fonk.