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Nathan East One Chord Challenge

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by cba_bass, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. Very inspiring
  2. El-Bob

    El-Bob Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    Hot damn that's tasty.
  3. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Well, I really enjoyed that...and clearly the guys in the video did too!

    But y'know what I would've loved to have heard, especially in the context of a "Nathan East Bass Lessons Dot Com presents The One-Chord Challenge"?

    Twenty minutes on A -- or, heck, just 7:48 on A, like that video -- where instead of trading solos and licks and basically having the bass be the focus for a good portion of the tune, do twenty minutes on A where the bass is *just* supporting the band...providing the foundation, being the rock, grooving the piss outta that one chord but *not* soloing or grabbing the spotlight.

    ...cuz that's a hell of a lot harder imho.
  4. senp5f


    Jan 27, 2008
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Sweet! Lots of good licks and tips in there.
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I haven't listened to the clip yet, but I know that playing a simple groove well in a way that is both interesting while not overpowering the song is a great skill that far fewer have than we realize.
  6. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    My thought exactly. The video was cool, but I didn't learn how to support a 20 minutes long vamp.
  7. Space Pickle

    Space Pickle

    Apr 15, 2013
    That was sweet, I love that kind of thing.
  8. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    that was awesome!
  9. halfjackson


    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Great concept, never mind the dozens of licks just waiting to be copped.
  10. EdwardofHuncote

    EdwardofHuncote I Still Dream of Jeannie Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Southwest Virginia
    Could watch that over and over. Thanks for a great post!
  11. mcm


    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    He just too goofy