To those who actually eat,breath and live gospel music

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by JAUQO III-X, Jul 27, 2009.


    JAUQO III-X Inactive

    Jan 4, 2002
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    In the attached clip below,starting at the 1:33 point and ending at about the 3:26 point is the music played really gospel?

  2. onlyclave


    Oct 28, 2005
    Who really cares? I'd watch Janek blow any time instead of listening to gospel.

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  4. jeremyr


    Sep 4, 2006
    Maywood, IL

    Yes and No,

    yes as you might find yourself doing some solos during some worship breaks, however you most likely will never hear a groove that's that fast. It's just to "fusion" sounding.

    Now this isn't to say that you can't have a "fusion" vibe, but that segment that you pointed out would not fit in ANY church service, concert, or program I've Ever been to or played at in my life.

    Now when Bubby come in at 3:37 you get more of a worship style type of thing you would find yourself in.
  5. jeremyr


    Sep 4, 2006
    Maywood, IL
    Well seeing that the name of the DVD is "GOSPEL CHOPS.COM PRESENTS: BASS SESSIONZ VOL. 1" a lot of people care from the gospel background do.
  6. onlyclave


    Oct 28, 2005
    Is that because it's from "GOSPEL CHOPS.COM'? Because I would think "BASS SESSIONZ VOL. 1" would tell me what I'm getting into.

    That's like complaining HOME DEPOT isn't a real estate agent.
  7. jeremyr


    Sep 4, 2006
    Maywood, IL
    Hmmmmmm, while I can see your approach I'm not convicted by it.

    Maybe it's because I was hoping for it to be a "Gospel" Bass players DVD kind of how the drummer DVD's were. Most of us (that being gospel bassist) DO have a VERY high appreciation for Janek and Haddrien, but with that being said we want to hear and learn from Gospel Bass players. I think it's more of a context thing and application vs. the players themselves.

    Heck I know for SURE that Janek would absolutely destroy me in Fusion, but that's no my interest and seeing how it seems like 80% of the DVD is Gospel music, the connection is very weak for me. If they sounded more "Gospel" I wouldn't have any gripes.

    Heck as far as I know the DVD could be the most absolute best thing that's ever hit, but from talking to others most people have the same concerns about the dvd.
  8. msiner


    Sep 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Gospel or not, that is some intense "bass face" going on with that guy.
  9. Ed Goode

    Ed Goode Jersey to Georgia

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    While all are obviously talented individuals, I would be sorely disappointed if I bought that DVD with the intention of seeing some solid gospel bass work. Not having seen the DVD itself, it's possible that there is a lot of good gospel stuff in there, but I sure don't get that impression from the YouTube video.

    In fairness to the question, I don't "eat, breathe and live" gospel music but I do have a fairly decent background in it, and that DVD clip is not what I'm accustomed to hearing in a gospel setting ....... :atoz:
  10. Hoover

    Hoover Inactive

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    if Jesus made him play like that, then yes...
  11. LilRay

    LilRay Commercial User

    Dec 27, 2007
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    +1 And to add If he is playing for the exhaltation of God/Christ then yes as well.

    Does Gospel Music have a form, more than a purpose?

    God Bless, Ray
  12. mvw356


    Mar 2, 2006
    Jesus approves the fodera, so yeah it is gospel.
  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I cannot argue against divine inspiration, but on a more practical level, I think a gospel CD should help a player play more effectively in current styles used in worship music. The people inspired to do something new probably don't need a gospel instructional CD.
  14. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    I would love to see the start and end of that song. I mean, if the jam went in that direction from a more traditional gospel song, it would be pretty cool.
  15. mstott25

    mstott25 Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    Guntersville, AL
    It's not a gospel bass dvd. It's titled "Bass Sessionz" and it's just a dvd with some killer bass players. The company who produced the video is GospelChops, hence the GospelChops presents, but it's still titled "Bass Sesionz" and the description itself will tell you what you can expect.

    It's no more or less gospel than the gospelchops drumsticks they sell.
  16. bottomzone

    bottomzone Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2005
    What Janek is playing my not be gospel, and as others have said, you would not expect to hear in church or on a gospel recording-but it's real good playing!!!

    A Groove is a Terrible Thing to Waste! :cool:
  17. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    And as I just read in the other Gospel Chopz thread, the video is based to meet both Gospel, and fusion bass players. Janek is just part of the fusion players, meeting the gospel players.
  18. Intenzity


    Oct 15, 2006
    Seattle, WA

    It could be called "PolkaChops" and I would still be checking it out.
  19. +1000. I mean in the past GospelChops bass clips have mainly been gospel players showing things they utilize in a worship setting (Dale Black, CJ, Justin). If cats were real with themselves, no offense to the players, but you would never have related Hadrien and Janek to gospel. I can bring up all the various threads asking about who to listen to for that "gospel" feel, licks, etc., and you wont find their names. :) IMO strictly for marketing purposes.
  20. Chipsonfire


    Jul 20, 2007
    Socorro, NM
    While the DVD was released by GOSPELCHOPS.COM, the description reads:
    I'm not sure this will make anyone feel better, but at least they know it's not gospel, and don't claim it to be.