Pretty Little Dittie - Solo slap thing

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Mike Flynn, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. Just got this down earlier - I know it's a Wooten-esque slap groove with chords tapped on top - and believe me I can only just about play this as it's damn hard - but I think this has potential - apols for the odd blooper chord:

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  2. cosmodrome

    cosmodrome Registered User

    Apr 30, 2004
    ****town, Netherlands
    yeah sounds cool. sinister vibe going on, i like it.
  3. dodgy_ian


    Apr 9, 2001
    Newcastle, UK
    ouch. thats sweet mate wow.

    Dude, Keiretsu 18th november, kensington. did you get the email?

  4. i love that last bit u do. Killer bro.
  5. I can tell someone's really into that Wooten sound. :)

    What kind of bass did you use?

  6. Hey Ian, thanks for the comments - I didn't get the email - PM me or drop me an email _ I may well be up for it, only trouble is it's the London Jazz Festival that week and I have free tickets to a load of shows and may clash but if I'm in the area I may well come by - otherwise it will have to be next time...let me know

  7. My trusty Thumb is still my slap machine, 26 frets mean tapping chords is pretty easy - in a sort of really hard technique kind of a way:

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  8. dodgy_ian


    Apr 9, 2001
    Newcastle, UK
    26 arrghh!! two more than man. what the heck?!

  9. Yeah - 26 frets mean looking for the 12th means getting out the compass and map - the next step up is for 36 but that's just silly ;) - I'm joking before any 36 fret people start flaming me for my un-enlightened comments - I love my warwick - but I have serious GAS for a Sei bass - I will own one in the next year or two, or three, maybe four...oh **** I really want a 5 string so baaaad... :bawl:
  10. I want 26 frets. :(

    I only have 20 at the moment and feel pretty limited. Whenever I play chords and do that kind of stuff, I have to play them at the very top.

    I dunno about that 5 string. I personally like 4 strings better for slapping and stuff. In my opinion, if I got a 5 string, I'd turn it into a fretless and use it for melody-work.
  11. rusmannx


    Jul 16, 2001
    i can't even comprehend this level of playing.
  12. urb_munki,

    Very tasty, indeed. A piece like that shows the world that a bassist is truly capable of supporting the melodic role as well as the fundamental / foundation.

    Love the tone, playing, and composition. Keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing it with us. :)
  13. As you know, you still got quite a bit to do on this piece.

    But what the heck. I dig the vibe, and your sound is smooth.
  14. Thanks Blimp,

    I think recording yourself playing is very helpful in finding the good and bad bits, the stuff you like, the stuff that sucks (there's a couple of bits on here) but I am writing more and more melodic stuff and using Cubase helps think spacially about the music and the role of the bass - I highly recommend it to any out there. I fully intend on getting those chords tapped as cleanly as possible - but it's frigging hard - I get a bit dizzy looking at my left hand then my right - but the album will be along soon - sometime next year...
  15. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Very cool.
  16. screwball


    Jul 25, 2004
    Manchester UK
    Great tone, great playing. :bassist:
  17. Superdave


    Apr 20, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    I like the playing, and I like that Warwick, I've never seen that kind of figuring on a Warwick's wood, it looks great.
  18. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Nice work man.
  19. Cheers again chaps for all the encouragement - I've worked out two more sections since I did this last week - but I'm going to nail them before I get them out here - but all of your comments have been really helpful - so thank you once again.

    By the wat this is just the Warwick going direct - plus a little delay added afterwards - that bass has a really nice sound eh? :smug:
  20. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    What did you use for the delay?