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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Starrchild, Aug 22, 2012.
This oughta shut folks up who think Marcus is a one trick pony!!
Man... hes got great feel and tone, i like his finger playing better than his Slapping.
Even if he is a one trick pony, it's a great trick.
That is some beautiful playing. I would love to hear him do more playing like that on his fretted basses. A lot of his fretless playing is closer to that sort of thing. I hear a lot of Jaco in Marcus Miller's playing. Between Jaco and Larry Graham, Marcus Miller picked the absolute two best possible models and he has carried both of their approaches to new places.
Marcus Miller gives me hope as a bassist because with a clip like this and his newest CD, he constantly proves that good things come when you keep pushing yourself as a player.
About as soon as I said that MM had Jaco and Graham as his two role models, I realized that such a comment sells him short. MM himself said that his first bass hero was Robert "Cool" Bell from Kool and the Gang. I am certain that MM soaked up everyone who was putting down a groove back in the 1970s.
Cool to see him working on stuff, going back over things. I know he's a not so mere mortal now!
Hah, his sitting posture is as ridiculous as mine! Anyway, never saw any of that crazy fingerstyle shredding before. Very clean muting.
Marcus Miller is just a master craftsman at all levels. I don't think there is anything on bass that he is not far above average in executing.