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Victor Wooten on NPR!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Victor Wooten, his drummer and his kids did a live show on NPR's Talk of the Nation today. It was a great performance, and the questions revolved his aaudio book, The Music Lesson.

    Check it out on National Public Radio's website.
  2. It was awesome!
  3. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Was just listening to this on my lunch hour, very cool stuff.

    I loved his discussion of dynamics, tone and phrasing being a part of music theory.

    I especially loved his comment that an understanding of space was key and that everyone loved playing with the drummer he was in studio with (forgot his name) because he "barely plays anything". Nice.
  4. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    The Music Lesson changed my outlook on both music and life; Im writing a college application essay on it.

    I need to find this link, for sure.
  5. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
  6. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Inactive

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
  7. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
  8. purpletornado


    Aug 5, 2009
    Great interview. I had it turned wayyy up while I was making dinner. Vic is true master at what he does.
  9. Sounbwoy

    Sounbwoy Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    Clayton, NC
    Good stuff...
  10. 251


    Oct 6, 2006
    Metro Boston MA
  11. Iv@N


    Jun 8, 2008
    Münster, Germany
    Endorsing Artist: Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, G&L
    Victa´s kids are amazing!
  12. T-MOST


    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    Vic is just amazing. I would love to see him in this type of forum (Vic and J.D)
  13. bottomzone

    bottomzone Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2005
    Very, very cool!!!!! Thanks for the post and for the transcript!!!

    A Groove is a Terrible Thing to Waste! :cool:
  14. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    I saw Vic, JD and Vic's kids all on stage last Friday in Akron...fun...cute kids.
  15. splitcoilsenior


    Jan 18, 2009
  16. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self!

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    Too bad JD never got one word in!

    Still, 'twas cool. :cool:

    Edit: read the transcript, I'm wrong. JD said "Thank you" and "Yeah".
  17. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    I was there also...what a show! Having his kids come out and sing and play was awesome. His son is a great drummer. Both Vic and JD are great musicians and great people.I got to spend some time with both and came away with more than a music lesson for sure.
  18. ian_s


    Jul 10, 2009
    Just saw them last night at the Birchmere in VA. In addition to the kids (who were great), Anthony Wellington came up to play on a few songs, and brought up a 13-year-old student of his to play on a couple jams.
  19. Zoa


    Dec 28, 2009
    I almost clobbered Vic in the head with a pole supporting a wing of a giant crane puppet back in August.

    Thought process went something like this:

    (Swings pole around to flap wing) @#$%! Whew, that was a close one. I almost knocked that dude out. (does double take) Holy &%^$, is that Vic Wooten? Yes, it is! (ask co-puppeteer for confirmation, and get it). Good god, I just almost concussed my musical idol.
  20. peledog


    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I was looking for this NPR thing on youtube and found this instead.

    Sorry if it's been posted before.

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