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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2006-02-16T03:16:45+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=12&t=1106 2006-02-16T03:16:45+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1106&p=11958#p11958 <![CDATA[RE: Where are all the bass players?]]> Statistics: Posted by lorilu — Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:16 am


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2006-02-15T04:26:14+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1106&p=11957#p11957 <![CDATA[RE: Where are all the bass players?]]> >wanted to share. It's a Fender Bass300c BXR and it sounds
>gooood. I've never actually played through a nice amp and
>I'm pretty much a beginner. It's not too hard and a lot of
>fun. Seems like you could just learn stuff forever. Bach
>into blues, why not. Sounds like a job for the BluesOMatic
>though, Ricochet. If you axe me.

I know right where you're coming from. I felt the same way when I went from the little 35 watt Ibanez practice amp I had and moved to my 220 watt Crate head and 4x10 cab. Then, two weeks ago, I had an opportunity to plug into a 600 watt Genz-Benz with an 8x10 matching cab. Now I'm GAS'n again!

Some of the Bach stuff I looked at was done in 6/8 time, so it seems to me that moving to 3/4 time shouldn't be all that bad. Also, there seem to be a lot of triplets, and that should lend itself to the blues. Most of what I am looking at was originally written for cello.

If there is one thing that I have learned, it is that music is a lifelong learning process for sure. When I think of guys like Hendrix and Stevie Ray who were taken from us at a young age, I always wonder just how far they could have gone, and where they would have taken the music. Both were excellent blues musicians.

My goal is to be as melodic a blues bass player as my CTS stricken hands will allow!

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2006-02-15T04:14:06+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1106&p=11956#p11956 <![CDATA[RE: Where are all the bass players?]]>
Ain't it fun?

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2006-02-15T03:23:35+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1106&p=11955#p11955 <![CDATA[RE: Where are all the bass players?]]> Statistics: Posted by lorilu — Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:23 am


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2006-02-14T23:41:28+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1106&p=11954#p11954 <![CDATA[RE: Where are all the bass players?]]> >Bach's stuff in a blues context. I don't yet know how that
>will work, or even IF it will work, but I want to give it a
>try.

Go for it! I love stuff like that! And even if you can't make it work, I'll bet you learn something trying.


"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:41 pm


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2006-02-14T23:14:37+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1106&p=11953#p11953 <![CDATA[RE: Where are all the bass players?]]>
That said, my best friend for over twenty years is a folk singer-songwriter who actually was under contract with Atlantic Records at one point, and he's toured nationally. He's the one who first pushed me to take up the guitar many moons ago. Just recently, we've formed the nucleus of The Crispy Noodle Band, and we actually played our first gig together up in Woodstock, not far from where we both live. Woodstock, IL gained noteriety as the site where the movie "Groundhog Day" was filmed. it was also home to the cartoonist who created Dick Tracy, and there's a museum to that effect not far from where we played. We still need a conga player though.

One thing our collaboration has pointed up is a little bit of difficulty with 3/4 time rhythms (there's that word again), but I'm workin' on it.

How about this for an idea? I thought about doing some of Bach's stuff in a blues context. I don't yet know how that will work, or even IF it will work, but I want to give it a try.

Anyway, glad to have found a forum for bass players into the blues!

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2006-01-26T22:35:41+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1106&p=11952#p11952 <![CDATA[RE: Where are all the bass players?]]> I thought that bass looked like a Gibson SG. Well you got harassed into joining us. I am so enjoying the bass and it seems to be coming along so easily. I don't know why. I spent quite a bit of time on scales in C major from the 8th, 10th 12th fret to the 3rd. Then 1 4 5 1 progressions and honestly I don't know what all this means but it sounds good and feels good to play. I'm working on basic blues too and it's just so fun. The funny part is it's coinciding with more bass drum (single pedal) syncopation exercises on drums. Maybe there is a mystical plan I'm not aware of.

It has helped me to know the bass is the steering wheel and the drums the engine.

Great to hear from the bass players. I wonder where the drummers are?

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2006-01-26T18:08:43+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1106&p=11951#p11951 <![CDATA[RE: Where are all the bass players?]]> Statistics: Posted by maxx england — Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:08 pm


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2006-01-26T13:18:27+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1106&p=11950#p11950 <![CDATA[RE: Where are all the bass players?]]>
To all, just put a post on the bit about you forum. Greetings

Tim

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2006-01-25T19:25:41+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1106&p=11949#p11949 <![CDATA[RE: Where are all the bass players?]]> C'mon down mate!

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