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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by 4string4ever, Aug 3, 2004.
What's most important to you?
Uhmm thats hard. But what exactly do you mean by Theory and Playing cleanly? Understanding and being able to use theory and properly using the different techniques?
Well I know speed would be the least vital part for me - slow sometimes sounds groovier
But all the others should be very important to all of us - perhaps maybe soloing a bit less, but if you know theory well, then you can solo easily
Wrong forum - moved.
Also, if you accidentally double-post a new thread in the future, please delete one of them!
Sorry, chief, didn't realize I had done that.
You going to make it up around Glencoe way any time in the near future?
I probably missed the boat on this one, but I interpreted speed as consistent tempo,not how fast one can play.Good time is a must for a bass player,you can't groove if your time is all over the place.So if speed meant how fast you are able to play, I blew the question.
I'd vote none of the above. Soloing is fine, but how many solo bassists are getting gigs in your neigborhood? The same for blinding speed and volume of note ability. If you want to play in a band, learn to keep time, play in the pocket, lock with the drummer and how to support the band musically. I mastered this with simple approach note/arpeggio root banging BEFORE moving on to anything else and was in three bands by the end of my first year. To repeat my response to my post in the "What's the nicest thing your drummer ever said to you?" thread:
"It's nice to have a bass player that realizes we are the rhythym section and that he is not the main attraction."
the most important thing is that the bassist has the ability to groove. if one can feel that groove throbbing in their head 24/7 all the rest will follow.
This is the most important aspect of playing bass
ability to read tab!
just kidding, a good ear.
Ability to play with long tongue.
Why isn't there a choice for 'groove'? I'd pick groove over any amount of slapping/tapping/harmonics/speed/chops.
Do you mean play bass with the long tongue?
Play bass even though you have a long tongue?
Or play with your long tongue?
Play the bath (thorry, bass) with the long tongue.