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Well, I'd still be a bass player...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Matt Till, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    My friend is going to sell me a bass clarinet for $5! :bassist: ... or should I say :clarineter: :D

    Sounds like fun.
    Advice? I'm not going to get a teacher because
    A) I'm not making it my focus
    B) I'm lazy.

    Recordings? Artists? Books?
  2. Kurisu


    Nov 19, 2003
    Saskatoon SK
    Matt, I thought you were going to learn more guitar?
    Stay with me here, focus. :)
  3. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Clarinets always sound like squealing pigs to me . . .

    Bass clarinet: just a bigger pig?
  4. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    You'll be the next Marcus Miller...except white...and probably not as good...

    brad cook
  5. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Bass clarinet is way different....sounds pretty cool.

    brad cook
  6. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Bass clarinet is very cool.

    Eric Dolphy
    John Surman
    Bob Mintzer
  7. Wow, thats a good deal. Bass clarinets actually sound pretty good, not much like a regular clarinet. In addition to bass guitar, I also play tuba, and I can actually apply what I learn on one insterment, onto the other.
  8. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    I can back you up on the not as good part...

    and the white part.
  9. josh_m


    May 5, 2004
    Davie, Fl
    What you should do is sell it to me, i'll give you $10 and pay shipping.

    Girlfriend plays it, it's a nice instrument but Contralto Clarinet is where its at.
  10. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Matt, you've got a great deal there! I'd love to pick up the bass clarinet one day (finances permitting).

    I don't know of any musicians who exclusively play bass clarinet - most are sax players who can also play various other instruments.
    Some players to investigate:
    John Surman
    Eric Dolphy
    David Murray
    Bennie Maupin
    Tim Garland

    www.bassclarinet.org might provide a good starting point.

    Please keep us updated with how you get on with the instrument.
  11. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    great, you can join my bf on his new tenor sax :rollseyes:

    what is it with boys getting hard instruments and refusing to take lessons? AND THEN bitching to me about how hard it is to play!!! :mad:

    i mean, good luck matt till.
  12. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    If you think bass clarinets sound lame, listen to some Omar stuff. He's got a couple of songs where the bass clarinet IS the bassline. Some of the coolest songs you'll ever hear. BTW, I'll give you $20 fer it! :D
  13. tenor sax, hard? give me a break! i hope you make lots of fun of him...

    if you want hard, tell him to take up trumpet, tuba, french horn...i mean, come on, they only have 3 valves, whereas my tenor sax had about 20...i give credit to the brass players
  14. Ozzyman


    Jul 21, 2004
    Piano is hella hard.
    My dad plays pretty well but I'm hopeless. I can't seem to understand pressing more than one key at the same time.
  15. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    oh i do, don't worry :p

    he's already composed this ska line thing, where in the middle there's one really high squeaky note. when questioned on why he played the god awful note, he replied "i need to use my octave pad"

  16. trumpet and trombone are some of the funnest instruments to play.

    I really need to pick up a trumpet, so fun.
  17. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    I'm too avante techno for lessons. :meh: