what's the single most important piece of musical knowledge....

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by pigpen02, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. pigpen02


    Mar 24, 2002
    what's the single most important piece of musical knowledge everyone has learned that has affected/improved their playing? anything, from eq'ing to technique to theory to....whatever.

    for me, it was learning to think in terms of chord arpeggios rather than scales, really changed me forever.

  2. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    That you never stop learning about music and it is a lifetime's journey.
  4. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    ...less is more...
  5. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
  6. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Fifteen minutes early is a half hour too late.
  7. Lovebown


    Jan 6, 2001
    Using your ears, both for note choice and rhythm, but also for listening within the group.
  8. iplaybass

    iplaybass Guest

    Feb 13, 2000
    Germantown, TN
    Although I haven't quite mastered it, I agree.
  9. Secksay

    Secksay Guest

    Sep 6, 2002
    New York, NY
    knowing that you love what you are doing.
  10. lump


    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK

    It seems to be in short supply around here lately.
  11. Knowing that there isn't one.
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  13. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    The G# locrian mode.
  14. Scales, and for sound equalizing.
  15. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    Knowing that the difference between Franconian and Petronian Motets... check out the Ars antiqua for that.

    OH and of course.. less is more
  16. No argument here.;)
  17. Hugh Jazz

    Hugh Jazz

    Sep 13, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    I don't know what you other guys are smoking, but it seems like jazzbo here is the only one who knows what he's talking about, and so I agree with him on this one.