your playing style

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by rockscott, Apr 1, 2021.


  1. After 50 years of listening, learning, practicing and exploring I play like myself for good or bad. I can source master players and styles but will always find my very own way to phunk it up. Luckily my musical friends think it's okay.
     
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  2. MichelD

    MichelD

    May 19, 2014
    Doyle Holly.
     
  3. TrevorG

    TrevorG Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    U.K.
    I've been playing for more than 40 years and I wish I had a style. I can emulate(or copy if you will) and I love Jacko's tone which I can get (and I do get close rhythmically) but how my influences get into my playing I have no idea. I LOVE Tom Kennedy but have none of his skills. Worship Neils Henning Orsted Pederson but have none of his poetry. And would kill to play like Victor Wooten (maybe doing twenty years for murder would give me enough time to practice). But I'm no where near any of them. Bit depressing really. Any advice gratefully accepted.
     
  4. bigswifty1

    bigswifty1

    Dec 8, 2011
    Danny Partridge
     
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  5. DogsNbeer

    DogsNbeer Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2020
    Brooklyn, NY
    I think I’m a pick playing amalgam of:
    Kevin Munro/Monroe of Laughing Hyenas and Mule
    Steve Hanley from the classic lineup for The Fall
    Duck Dunn
    Occasionally I’m like Tracy Pew from the Birthday Party
    Along with Tom Hamilton from Aerosmith

    I aspire to play like Rockette Morton from Captain Beefheart
     
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  6. Nuage420

    Nuage420 Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2014
    USA
    Dazed and Confused
     
  7. Steve Harris, duff mckagan, Jeff pilson

    Those are probably my biggest influences. Idk if I play like anyone tho.

    Some ryan martini when he's doing finger style maybe.

    Honestly I sound like me
     
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  8. cxcxcx

    cxcxcx

    Mar 8, 2019
    I wanted to make some money with this bass thing and play with a lot of people. There’s hundreds upon hundreds of players whose work playing I really
    enjoy, but it’s very obvious that I listened to a lot Will Lee and Nathan East and brought that to the bandstand.
     
  9. Willie5String

    Willie5String

    Dec 23, 2018
    I spent time taking lessons from a Jazz guitar player, played in a country band and consciously did not learn other peoples riffs.

    So, I know how to play various styles of music, but not other peoples riffs.

    I sound like other bass players, but play like me.
     
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  10. ficelles

    ficelles

    Feb 28, 2010
    Devon, England
    My best playing is in the style of 4'33.
     
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  11. 4dog

    4dog

    Aug 18, 2012
    i can only say this...when i first heard Appetite for destruction..i knew where Duff was going and why ...every note...so i assume we probably have the same influences...cept i might have a bit more disco in me.
     
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  12. dave hope

    dave hope

    Dec 16, 2016
    Thank you, made my day
     
  13. Dincrest

    Dincrest Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    Murderface
     
  14. Lownote38

    Lownote38

    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Rocco Prestia crossed with a less talented Jeff Berlin.
     
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  15. OptimalOptimus

    OptimalOptimus

    Jan 4, 2019
    Canada
    I don’t know ...

    but I learned a lot of Flea, John Myung, John Patitucci, Alain Caron, Les Claypool and various metal bass player or solo artist like Micheal Manring.

    I also enjoy a lot of classical music, video games music ...
     
  16. jlo95

    jlo95

    Dec 30, 2009
    Playing style? Oh no, you must be confused. I only shop for gear.
     
  17. fishdreams

    fishdreams Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    Endorsing: Arkham Vacuum Tube Amplification and and Martin Keith Guitars
    It used to be Jack Bruce.
     
  18. Geezer Butler
     
  19. packhowitzer

    packhowitzer 155mm of pure destruction

    Apr 20, 2011
    Atlanta
    John McVie - and yes, I'm as surprised as anyone. :wideyed:
     
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  20. Russ Savakus played on Brown Eyed Girl, and I am pretty sure David Hood played bass on Mustang Sally. You're in good company there.
     
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