Listening back to old recordings

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by -Asdfgh-, May 10, 2019.

  1. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    I am doing some archiving of old things on four track, except that some things are just quick ideas and just solo bass. I was struck by the amount of chording and relatively clean playing. But more than that I was doing things in one take 20+ years ago I'd have to double-track now!
     
  2. I came across a bunch of stuff from around 20 years ago i had on cassette a while back. When I was a guitar player. When we played, we had a cassette player for break music, but I would put a blank in for the set and record the show. I thought we (ok, I) was the shiznizzlebambizzle, but wow...what a bit of perspective time gives you.

    BnB
     
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  3. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    All guitar players think that.
     
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  4. Yeah. Then when I took up the bass and listen back to my guitar stuff, I realize I wasn't all that and a balogna sammich. Now that I'm a bass player, however, I know I'm the shiz...:bassist:

    BnB
     
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  5. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    Yes, I've heard live recordings of me from back then and it wasn't always as good as it felt like on the night!
     
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  6. And I

    And I

    Feb 19, 2009
    Witchtown, MA
    I saw a video of a group I did a show with during my senior year of high school. I was a guitarist at the time. I remember us playing some pretty "high-minded" avante-garde stuff that seemed fairly complex / intelligent / ahead of our years... but... yeah it was kinda just bad. we weren't very tight. the songs (original compositions in the jazz/rock/fusion sorta vein) weren't as high-minded as I remember them being. We jammed on a 2 chord minor blues thing for like 20 minutes and i solo'd way too much for how good i was at the time. Not to mention, 1980s Crate half stack amp... tone sounded awful.
     
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  7. garp

    garp

    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    How true. On the other hand, occasionally, there's a diamond in the coal pile. I just watched an old video of myself from a forgettable bar-band gig. Most of it was absolutely pathetic, but on one particular tune, I played an interesting 2-meaure fill that had me wondering: "Wow...who is this kid?" ;)
     
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  8. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    i have a band recording from 1964.
     
  9. Listing back to some old recordings of my old band, I thought: "that bass sounds so good". Only to realise that I played my entry-level cheap PJ copy on those recordings, not the expensive custom basses that I have now.:bored::rollno:
     
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  10. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    This thread reminds me:
    - After I'd been playing bass for 20 years, when I would listen to 10-year-old recordings of me I'd think "Gosh, I sucked! I could play that so much better nowadays!"
    - But then after I'd been playing bass for 40 years, when I would listen to 20-year-old recordings of me I'd think "Gosh, I was pretty darn good! I wish I could still play that nowadays!"
     
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  11. deernaes

    deernaes Guest

    Feb 1, 2012
    I realize how much my ear has developed in the 35 years that I've been playing.
    Back when I started, I had a tendency to just double the guitars.
    Probably 5 years in I discovered that there were actually distinct bass parts that I should be playing.
    Now I can pretty much tell where a song is going just by listening, even if I've never heard it before....