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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Alla, May 6, 2002.
groove bassist or solo bassist?
I'm a groove bassist. I don't like soloes.
Primarily i'd prefer getting into a really funky groove, and just let it flow from there...i can't really describe but i'm sure everyone feels the same when they get into a really good groove.
Its just...there are no words...arrrrrggghhh...wait one maybe...fabu-funkin-lous.
I'm not really one for solos, but the odd one now and then provided its not just fret-wanking, then i'd be up for it too.
Its gotta be part of the whole vibe though.
Damn i talk so much sh!t
Bigger on groove, but that's because I can't solo. Need practise.
wanking ain't much fun unless it's fast and furious i'm always thinking about solo'ing - guess i'm kinda misguided there.
"dammit Tobes, why don't you just play guitar?"
"they're small and dinky and don't satisfy my needs as a woman."
Is it "I can solo but don't like to" or "I don't like solos because I can't solo"?
I guess your question reveals the awnser...
Try to do both.
....due to "POOR IMPULSE CONTROL"
Mostly I try to stay in the groove. I do some cool fills but I wouldn't consider it soloing.
I don't consider myself so able soloing so .... (how many 'so')
IMO if you are not Jaco or Victor or .... don't know, the better way to play bass is just to stay in the groove and moving in it!
Either or both, depending on what seems to be best in a given context. When in doubt, I'd rather lay down the groove than crank out the wank.
Groove is my #1 priority. I do get a solo (usually two) each night and I try my best to be clever and inspired and melodic and still groovy... and sometimes I'm actually happy with what happens. But I wouldn't give a crap if I didn't get any solos at all, so I voted "groove".
Both, I try to be as well rounded a musician as I can.
I put a lot more emphasis on the groove but I also typically get 4 to 5 solos a night so I voted "both."
Groove, definately Groove.
Partially because I can't solo, but also because all the guitars and others do their job, so I don't really need to push into anyone's else realm.
GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT!!!?!?!?!
uh..ahem...where's that rubber chicken?
(takes off pants, puts underpants on head and runs around the house singing "memories" from the smash musical "cats")
PAAAUUUULLLLLLLL!!!!! JT just hit me in the head w/a rubber chicken & gave me an atomic wedgie!!!!!!
I'm a "horrible" bassist. I can't groove and certainly can't solo.
Eh,back when I was a kid...
In punk,you dont really solo, nor hold a groove.So I guess i just play follow the guitar and play some neat little fills and octaves here and there.
If it's a "real song" I'm playing, I try not to ruin it with a lot of unnecessary excursions in the fields of soloing. Some songs call for it though, and I let them have it. I solo much more when I jam.
Im usually more groove orientated because thats whats required of me most of the time. But when I get together with my close friends for impromptu jams, I will try and solo.