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"never too much" bassline?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Pbassred, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. I'm trying to learn this Vandross hit.

    I'm SO surprised that this isn't on youtube. Its slap, but does anyone have any clues on this? A video I haven't found for instance?
  2. dlb1001


    Jan 30, 2007
    I think Marcus Miller may have been playing on the track. Marcus did play on some of Vandross' other CD's.
  3. Illbay


    Jan 15, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    I get nothing from watching someone else play. It's just a "learning mode" thing. I have to see it from my side of the neck.

    I have taken to transcribing using the MP-BT1 bass trainer, setting the track to half-speed, and looping as necessary. In my opinion, this helps on several levels.

    First, I have to get the notes, think about the rhythmic figuring. Then, I have to think about position on the neck, how it should be played.

    Finally, it helps with general ear training.

    Just my two cents (not Maki's).

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