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She can play bass in my band!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by schmee, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. schmee

    schmee Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2003
    northwest

  2. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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  3. Tele22

    Tele22 TDPRI Member

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    Is that ‘Tears in Heaven’? Quite a beautiful arrangement.
     
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  4. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    It's incredibly impressive. On many levels.

    But I wouldn't hire her.
     

  5. rocking rooster

    rocking rooster Tele-Meister

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    Very impressive, but you would still need someone to play the bass part.
     

  6. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    First thing I thought was, she would make a great guitarist.
     
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  7. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Tele-Meister

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    Only 4 strings, she'd be better off with a tenor banjo...:twisted:
     
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  8. scottser

    scottser Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 6, 2009
    dublin
    This thread reminds me of states n waldorf

     

  9. jazzereh

    jazzereh Tele-Meister

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    Ottawa, Canada
    Amazing, regardless of the snide comments.
     
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  10. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    Where they snide? The title is "she can play bass in my band!". And the comments pointed out it was impressive, but you'd still need a bass player. Which is true. She didn't play the bass part. And nothing in that video showed that she could or would. I was a bit surprised that she didn't hold down the baseline on the low strings while playing the melody, to be honest. Is that snide? She might be a great bass player with great groove who locks-in incredibly with a drummer. But the video offers no evidence of that.
     

  11. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

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  12. J. Hayes

    J. Hayes Friend of Leo's

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    I'd like to see her and Tal Wickenfeld (sp?) pickin' together, that'd be a trip.......JH in Va.
     
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  13. Mike SS

    Mike SS Poster Extraordinaire

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    Memorizing, and picking out a melody on the bass, is not playing bass guitar. The ability to properly lock in to a groove, work with the drummer/percussionist, and maintain a steady, constant, and unwavering beat is the main requirements of a good bassist. None of this is demonstrated in this video.
     
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  14. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

    Nov 15, 2010
    Texas
    That poor young lass. I don't know how she's going to make it through life, with no discernable talent, no looks and living in a tiny attic.*

    (*note use of sarcasm font)

    Very impressive...she's have to be in a band with some folks who know how to stay out of her way...maybe a trio with a drummer and keyboardist, or a very smart guitarist who can double her solos on limited songs and just support her elsewhere.
     
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  15. Rythameen

    Rythameen Tele-Meister

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    I agree with the others, while it is impressive playing, she is not playing "Bass"!
     
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  16. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

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    Wouldn't it be kinda boring if she'd done a video playing, "I.....V.....VI......IV......I......V.......etc."?
     

  17. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    I willing to bet that this isn't how she plays 100% of the time in a band.

    I do agree about the issues of her being in a band, though. Just the thought of "the look" my wife would give me ... <sound of testicles shrivelling/>.
     
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  18. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    I didn't see anything snide. It absolutely is amazing. As I said- on many levels.

    But if I were looking for a bass player and this is the demo video she sent me, I'd not hire her. That's all.
     

  19. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    Cool, talented... would this even be posted here if it was a guy playing it?

    I agree that although very talented and taking the bass into a multi octave leaving some bass strings to ring and then playing above the 12th fret in the guitar register sounds cool as a solo performer but that would not sound good in a band context with a guitar in the mix. A bass player that plays above the 12th in the guitar octave like this usually can't restrain themselves and play the bass part when it fits the song.

    In a band I really can't stand this style of bass playing because the bass and guitar are in the same octave unless the guitar player is also above the 12th fret all the time. It sounds bad to me when the bass and the guitar are having a sword fight in the same octave.

    As a solo player getting extra points for being a pretty girl... I guess so.
    As a bass player in a band... no, I would not want to be in that band.

    This would be more comparable to a baritone guitar solo.

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  20. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Tele-Afflicted

    May 21, 2006
    SPace
    I knew my Whammy pedal would come in handy someday.
     

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