- Dec 28, 2015
- Milwaukee area
I was bored with guitar and when I went into a guitar shop, I saw a fretless bass that seemed interesting. I didn't really need it, but my other bass wasn't playable at the time, so I bought it. That was one of the best things I have done for my playing- it's a whole different world- it forced me to think about what I play and how it relates to the other parts, as well as the song. It's important to think in terms of the intervals and knowing the answer to the question "Where's the 1?".I’ve been playing guitar for the past 10 years or so. I sort of got cage and minor pentatonic under my belt . I went through acoustic ( for about 4 yrs ) to electrics and i got to where I can really feel them.
But I am bored as hell. I mean no disrespect to anyone, but guitar in the sense of 60’s , 70’s etc means almost nothing to me. I don’t have any guitars heroes and admire no one. No Clapton, Hendrix or Knopfler (I do love their music though) Guitar solos per se put me to sleep or make go away. I like music made with the guitar , but feel no affinity to tone.
I was 18 in 2000 and House was my stuff. I do like all good music of all genres from Tchaikovsky to Michael Jackson to weird oriental.
I see guitar as fairly limited ( and I do own 12 selected electrics covering everything + valve and transistor amps)
I play only improvisation , as experience thought me so.
I want new stuff , not necessarily my own. I wanna feel like that stupid kid I once was, dancing my ass off. I want good music running through my veins again.
But I feel like a dinosaur , with dinosaur claws and teeth , running through the jungle crying out for evolution.
Any more dinosaurs out there ?
I recently bought a Squire offset Tele and now, because of the difference in sounds, I'm working on different music- I never learned hybrid picking and I think it's time to learn.