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Rock Upright Players that Solo with a Bow

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by Murphbass, May 13, 2012.

  1. Murphbass


    Jun 12, 2005
    Sacramento, CA
    I'm unsure which forum I should post in- I'm new to playing upright after 25 years of playing electric bass. My main project calls for lots of bow work, and some soloing with the bow. I'm comfortable knowing how bad I am (it's not pretty!). However, it'd be nice to hear examples of good players soloing with a bow in a rock context. It'd help me improve- something to aspire to.

    Does anyone have suggestions of recordings or players? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. NicholasF

    NicholasF Guest

    Jan 17, 2012
  3. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
  4. Joe Smithberger

    Joe Smithberger Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Canton, Ohio, USA
  5. Hello, soloing with a bow in a rock context is as difficult as soloing with a bow in a jazz context; it's about phrasing, context, pitch, culture, technique...
    Here"s a Deep Purple Solo i've made before moving from my past home... I prepare others (Van Halen's solo on Beat It and some vintage 70's/80's guitar solos...

    Good music!
  6. Excellent!

    C'est drôle, je regardais justement le travail que tu as fait avec ZAZ hier. Je commence à la contrebasse et ton travail m'inspire beaucoup.

  7. Lezard: merci! À bientôt à Paris(?)
    Mathieu Verlot.
  8. Je suis au Québec. Si tu passes dans le coin, pm moi.

  9. lorianb


    Apr 10, 2011
  10. VitalSigns


    May 8, 2011
    Central NY
    I should have payed attention in French class... :/
  11. lorianb


    Apr 10, 2011
    Vital: fortunately, we all speak music. :)