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Soundbytes...Stop, listen, learn...

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by carruthers1970, Dec 31, 2002.


  1. carruthers1970

    carruthers1970 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    Hey folks, I need to hear you guys for real!!!!

    Here is a riff I posted in the Upstrokes/Downstrokes thread to start the ball rolling. C'mon its better than pontification!!!
     
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    There are plenty of opportunities to hear folks from around here.

    For real? How about playing a groove, with a band, no flash?
     
  3. carruthers1970

    carruthers1970 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    Yes, I agree, chops are indeed best with gravy!!!But having read a lot of verbose nonsense on the techniques thing-a-ma-jig, I just think it would be nice to hear more, especially if linked to one thread.

    Groove is massive, for sure...but one person and their bass, a lead and an amp has its own appeal to me (kinda like a classical guitarist).

    "Keeping it in the pocket", as most American brothers & sisters would say, has for me, gotta be the closest bass-playing gets to spiritual (or am I being melodramatic?)
     
  4. reachjkh

    reachjkh

    Nov 21, 2002
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Very nice.
    Now put it down on paper for us too.
     
  5. carruthers1970

    carruthers1970 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    As in musical notation (good practice for me 'cause I'm not good at that sort of thing), or tab?

    DO you have any ideas to upload? I'm in need of some fresh inspiration (and you can't chat to people off CDs!!!).
     
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    there's a 12 minute insturmental in my sig. go for it. :) i'm influenced by many of the same guys that you are, so you might dig it.
     
  7. reachjkh

    reachjkh

    Nov 21, 2002
    Lee's Summit, MO
    As in musical notation (good practice for me 'cause I'm not good at that sort of thing), or tab?

    Do both. I'm trying to use only notation, but I find that tab is useful to me for assistance with fingering. Especially since I don't have a bass teacher to help me interpret where to play on the neck from notation. The whole "octave down" thing you know?

    It may take me a bit, but I will try to reciprocate. I have been using a slap/pop groove that I got from a video at the library. It's a nice complex sounding bit, yet very easy to execute and you can easily modify it for some improv.

    BTW John Turner's mp3 is worth downloading.
     
  8. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    thank you :)
     
  9. carruthers1970

    carruthers1970 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    I'm in the middle of your song...is that a Kubiki Factor, well whatever it is - nice twangy tone my friend!


    Not bad! Got any more, I just love home-cooking!!!
     
  10. carruthers1970

    carruthers1970 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    Never heard of a Rogue, who make those?

    Here is a lo-fi quality groove clip, I did earlier...

    See, Pacman, see!

    (Only joking with you! Your bass looks nice.)
     
  11. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    hee hee, don't share my secret :D

    no, carruthers, it's this bass...

    [​IMG]

    tuned f#-b-E-A-D-G-c where the caps are the standard 4 string tuning.

    thanks for checking the song out. :)
     
  12. carruthers1970

    carruthers1970 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    Hey, groove begins and ends with this guy!
     
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    what bass is 'nard playing in that pic?
    looks like a cross between a BC Rich and a Spector :confused:
     
  14. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Well, it looks like an R on the headstock! must be a rogue :D

    I've got some stuffis that I recently recorded with my brother and friend(drums and guitar) little jam stuff, I thought it sounded good while we were doing it, but every supsequent time afterward I always feel like I could do my part better.
    I have about 4 or 5 thigns recorded, I'll post them once I get fast internet(should have been last week, but there were unforseen delays)

    I have an old crummy take on Classical thump click my WWW tab if you want to hear it(and thing...well...it sortof resembles classical thump...I think :p )
     
  15. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    it is a BC Rich... Eagle if I remember correctly



    Anyway carruthers1970, you can sample my playing here if you'd like.
     
  16. carruthers1970

    carruthers1970 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    I just checked out Speddling's site (and sounds), pretty cool, the Sprout track reminds me of True Men Don't Kill Cyotes...

    And Wrong Robot's Thump copy is ace!

    Here's a manic slap riff! ->
     
  17. This stuff is GREAT!!

    And I love Lord Only - tey 0wn j00 :D < / suck up >

    What did you use to record? I once recorded using the windows thingy - was 1MB just for 9 secs!
     
  18. reachjkh

    reachjkh

    Nov 21, 2002
    Lee's Summit, MO
    protools has a free download limited to 8 tracks