les claypool

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Cat, Oct 1, 2001.

  1. Cat


    Apr 5, 2000
    Penn State
  2. bailstric


    Aug 12, 2001
    Ontario Canada

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  3. Be the best bass player <b><i>you</i></b> can be, you don't have to be the best bassist in the world just as long as you have fun playing, develope a style your good at and work on it untill you have it down, and watch your favorite players movements very carefully notice how Claypool used allot of downstrokes, muting, hamer-ons/offs and double slaps, it takes practice.
  4. You think thats intimidating?

    I saw les with the frog brigade twice in the fillmore in SF (if you've been there, you'd know how small of a club it is, and how close you can get to the artists), well i was about 3-5 feet away from les, while he did his crazy slap pop stuff... truly inspiring, but also intimidating.

    Somthing you should notice, he's constantly watching what he's doing. like when the video zoom's out, he's stairing right down at his left hand, making sure he's doing the stuff correctly. See, even the pro's watch what their doing, notice how his not dancing around the stage? but instead he's just standing still, concentrating on what he's doing.

    If you slowd down what he was playing, it really wouldnt be that hard to preform, its just the speed he does it at is what makes it amazing. Like stated before, its just pull-offs, slap pop, octives, hammerons, and flameco strumming. All of this is pretty basic, its just teh speed he does it at thats crazy. Start slow, and work your way up. When i say slow, i mean super slow, like set a drum machine, or metranom, and set it at 50bpm, so that its almost annoying, and your anticipating the next note. thats how you always want to play, to be one step ahead, so that you're ready, and not cought off gaurd, then you'll lose your time, and your out.
  5. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    anyone else has some more great bassists internet videos??

    í had that les claypool video en my pc... also one of Manring on "Enormous Room" and John Entwistle with his band (the video is in his page)