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She can play bass in my band!

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

  1. Mike SS

    Mike SS Poster Extraordinaire

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    Aug 9, 2012
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    My point was that the video demonstrates none of the required traits to support the comment "She Can Be In My Band". The comment is based solely on her looks, not on her musicianship. As Jakedog stated, if this was a video for an audition, she would not get hired by any reasonable band leader.
     
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  2. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 5, 2006
    No Longer Here
    Snide remark: People who want to be guitar players should buy a guitar and play it.

    I'm a bass player and a guitarist. The two are not the same thing at all.
     

  3. drf64

    drf64 Friend of Leo's

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    there's a difference between a bass guitar player and a bass player. Keef said so.
     
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  4. rad1

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    That was fun to watch. I wonder if she is a bass player in a band. It would make for some fun bass line leads and runs as the guitar players took on the base line. Just a thought.
     
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  5. alathIN

    alathIN Tele-Meister

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    "Here's my YouTube video of me playing an instrument expertly, in a way that makes the whole song work, and will never be noticed or appreciated by anyone who isn't a musician."

    It's like the offensive line in football. People who know the game watch it closely, but it never makes the highlight reel for people who don't.

    This kind of show-offy stuff is just right for promoting herself on YouTube. I'm guessing if she was posting on a "Hiring Professional Musicians" web page, she'd post something different.

    Which goes to show, she understands her venue and her audience. Not totally useless in a musician.
     
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  6. netgear69

    netgear69 Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 21, 2012
    england
    Talk of ladies playing the bass.. check out Tal Wilkenfeld supremely talented

     
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  7. Finck

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    Probably she has stinky feet...
     
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  8. Ash Telecaster

    Ash Telecaster Friend of Leo's

    That Beck concert is my all time favorite and Tal is just awesome.

    The girl "...who can play in..." somebodies band is great. She isnt demonstrating her ability to play in a band. She is doing a solo piece and it is spectacular. She would be more than welcome in any band I have ever been in. I have no doubt she can play bass in a band setting with great competence.
     

  9. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    The video was very nice in and of itself but it gave me the worries as far as a potential band bass player is concerned.

    My college band had what the rest of us called a lead bass player. He could play at lightening speed with his fingertips and he played all over the neck and added fancy riffs where solid bottoms were needed. Our bottom sucked. Throwing in some occasional flash is fine but a bass player needs to hit the pocket, work the groove and fill the bottom. I'm getting none of these things from someone playing guitar parts on a bass way up the neck.

    Most of us play guitar. Could you pick up a bass right now and play 10 different catchy guitar parts above the 12th fret as a goof? I'll bet you could.

    She's no Gail Ann Dorsey. I saw Gail with Bowie twice. Gail is an amazing bass player. Talent galore and she plays the bass with a band. My opinion.

    [​IMG]
     

  10. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    Tough room...
     
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  11. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Point one: she's a very good musician. nice arrangement, good playing.

    Point two: I would not hire her in my band as a bass player though, and I'm a bass player.

    It's not just the playing up on the dusty frets: that tone is all scooped and bright and it sounds pretty as a lead but it would vanish in a band setting and you'd be wondering where's that bass player you just hired. How do I know this? decades of gigging.

    Also though it's totally unfair to judge this woman from one single youtube video--she may have a bunch of other voices and styles. But a guarantee all you guitar players: if you hired someone playing that way to be the bassist in your band you'd be unhappy pretty fast
     

  12. DougM

    DougM Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    What a bunch of immature little boys! You're all feeling threatened 'cause you couldn't begin to play like that, so you have to diss her. Grow up!
     

  13. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

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    She's amazing, talented, and (if you go for that sort of fetching, incredible girl-musician bird) highly attractive.

    ;)
     
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  14. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

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    Tracy Wormworth. ‘Nuff said. /thread
     
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  15. Finck

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    Yes, but her dress is ugly, and the hat of the first lady would be a nice touch on her head. I shouldn't comment about her feet, but, common, they probably don't smell good too...

    At the end, I'll vote for the first lady...
     
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  16. schmee

    schmee Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 2, 2003
    northwest
    Well, if YOU ASSUME she plays that way on every song in a band context then you are correct. Good players play FOR THE SONG. Why would you assume that though? With her talent, I doubt she's that dumb!
     

  17. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    There's the problem -- too smart for a bass player.
     
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  18. Toto'sDad

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  19. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    I assumed nothing, in fact. Though I’ll stand by my point that nothing in that video would tell me anything about playing bass in a conventional rock/country/pop context.

    If you actually want my hunch, it is that she plays like this instead of like a bass player. Could be totally wrong.

    In a rock/pop context, the last thing I want is a lead bass player. I’ve played with several. Briefly. All dudes, FWIW. I barely want a lead guitar player, to be honest.

    Too many people playing too much stuff is the bane of bands in the YouTube era, IMO.
     
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  20. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 16, 2005
    Texas Gulf Coast
    That's really good playing and she has talent for sure.

    While I'm really impressed, she doesn't hold a candle to my playing.

    If I put on my Hawaiian shirt, tan cargo shorts, black socks, chukka boots,
    and played my lawyer blues licks, she'd lower her head in shame.

    ****sarcasm alert***
     
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