Proud father of a young bassist

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by chrisrod9, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. chrisrod9


    Jan 29, 2013
    Hi guys -

    I just wanted to share a video I took of my son playing bass with a drummer at Guitar Center tonight. He's been playing a little over two years now. I think he's getting pretty good.

    Hope you guys like it and thanks for checking it out.

  2. PsychoG


    May 21, 2011
    Tampa, Florida
  3. chrisrod9


    Jan 29, 2013
    Thanks PsychoG. Was fun to watch it unfold out of nowhere.
  4. Damn, I've been playing for nearly 8 years and can't slap to save myself. Kid definitely has talent.
  5. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    The restraint and space he's leaving, that's a very mature kind of playing. I know adults playing for way longer that still don't get that.
  6. chrisrod9


    Jan 29, 2013
    Thanks for the nice comments guys. He practices a lot and listens to a ton of music. He's very much influenced by some of the greats (Marcus Miller, Alphonso Johnson, Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, etc.).
  7. jloftin1


    Aug 7, 2009
    Carrollton, Ga
    That was very cool. It is awesome to see younger musicians improvising well. Very solid and tasteful grooving. I hope my 2 sons get into playing music. I'm secretly praying for at least one drummer:bag:
  8. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    That's just awesome. Great sense of timing for a 12 year old and as mentioned, knowing when not to play. I wish that I had videos of myself playing at a younger age and he'll have that for a lifetime. Proud papa indeed. Not too shabby of a drummer I might add.
  9. chrisrod9


    Jan 29, 2013
    Yeah, that drummer rips for sure. He was a super cool guy. I wish Aidan could play with him every day. Thanks for all of the nice comments. Talkbass rules.
  10. Exactly: what struck me first & foremost wasn't the solo (although that was quite good as well ;) ) but his ear, how he played with & around the drummer whenever it was called for. As I stated there, that's something I pride myself for having a decent talent for, but sure as h*ll didn't at 12 for cripes sake! :spit: :smug:
  11. craigrod9


    Feb 24, 2013
    And I'm a proud uncle. The kid is getting legit.
  12. chrisrod9


    Jan 29, 2013
    You guys are too kind. I really think this is what he's gonna do. I never have to tell him to practice. He just loves to play.

    I just wanted to add another short video of Aidan playing the beginning of 43 by Level 42. He figured out the entire song by ear. I only recorded the first 1:30 because the song is just too long.
  13. BobaFret


    Jan 22, 2008


    I think you have a very unique kid. :bassist:
  14. chrisrod9


    Jan 29, 2013
    Thanks BobaFret (awesome name btw). All kids are unique in there own cool way. Mine just loves music and I'm all about supporting him in the journey.

  15. davidjackson


    Sep 10, 2011
    Way cool!

    Looking forward to my little boys getting their hands on real musical instruments when they are out of nappies.