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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2004 at 12:16
Cliff Burton (R.I.P) was always a good bass soloist. I saw this video of Metallica playing Ride The Lightning live and his ability seems unmatched even in the 10 or 15 years since his...departure.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2004 at 12:49

Originally posted by 5 minute solo 5 minute solo wrote:

Thanks! It feels nice to be appreciated by people. Has anyone noticed how terrible my spelling is?

nope... I haven't. And about the stars: there's nobody with four stars here... danbo has over 1000 posts but he still has 3 stars... I don't know why... You could ask one of the administrators, [email protected] or maani.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2004 at 13:09

Manowar did the entire William Tell Overture on bass alone so that is probably why some people are opposed to the idea.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2004 at 13:35

I like Stu Hamm's version of Linus and Lucy, as well as Moonlight Sonata!!!!!

Jeff Berlin played "Dixie" on one of his solo albums.

BIlly Sheehan's "NV3345" is cool.

Chris Squire's "New World Symphony" on the Yes 35th Anniversary CD.

  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2004 at 13:54

hi there...

To every single person in here:

The bass as an instrument fills different voids in music, in rock (as a regular thing) the bass player IS the rhythm section along with the drums, mainly rock is the perfect exposure of guitar and vocal, if you are accurate enough, even the keyboards works as a "ambient " sound... anyway, prog is different, beacuse it showcases a more wide pressence of the instruments, as fusion does. In jazz the bass is almost a lead instrument...

 i think that this discussion goes toward the fact that we seldom hear a good solo of bass in records of rock or pop...

Ok, so, to me is a matter of "styles" more than a mere pressence. If you like to hear GOOD AND KILLER BASSISTS turn your head to fusion, jazz, funk, and prog (implied, hahahaha). Never underestimate the power of music and musicians just because we sometimes don't have the chance or time to research into other styles...

well, apart from the "legends" mentioned in here, i recommend to listen to:

Victor Wooten, John Pattitucci, Stuart Hamm, Ron carter, Brian Bromberg, Dave Holland, Miroslav Vitous etc.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2004 at 13:55

I know I've mentioned it elsewhere, but I think it is worth reiterating that Yes in live performance, during the The Yes Album period, played tunes rearranged  for two bass guitars - when did they stop and are there any recordings of these great variants of classic Yes?

In the meanwhile, apart from the oblivious inclusion of Jaco Pastorius, check out the Czech band Collegium Musicum (and as a band that could out-Nice, Nice why aren't they included here yet?Wink), Live album,  and the track You Are Awful Part 1  - you'll be surprise at the bass riffs the guy had then, recorded 1972 or '73. And there is a great solo by Jack Bruce on  Frank Zappa's Apostrophe.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2004 at 16:02
Originally posted by 5 minute solo 5 minute solo wrote:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2004 at 17:37
Anybody in this forum in a band or do they have any matierial out because I personally would love to here some. Maybe we could start a new section. "SEND US YOUR SONGS"! It would help get struggiling artists to get some publiscity (is that spelt right?).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2004 at 17:46

Don't worry about the spelling.... your message is coming across LOUD and CLEAR.

That's a great idea, BTW. I'd love to hear some members tunes. One or two have braved the fire and done so in the past.

On one site: the real Allan Holdsworth, they have laid down some basic tracks that members can download and record their own solos and then upload it to the site. Pretty cool. Cyber-jam!!!!

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2004 at 06:58

Hi there!

For I play bass, too, I have to like solos of this absolute fantastic instrument. As long as they are good. In my band I am not allowed to play a real solo, although I have a solospot during the intro of one of our songs (but it is always the same melody, so not a real solo). I have learned to play a busy bass instead of simple roots in eights or stuff like that. And my band likes that. They tried some bassists before they took me and I made clear from the very beginning that I am not willing to play only roots.

But I am still waiting for the chance of playing a solo...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2004 at 07:52

Originally posted by 5 minute solo 5 minute solo wrote:

Anybody in this forum in a band or do they have any matierial out because I personally would love to here some. Maybe we could start a new section. "SEND US YOUR SONGS"! It would help get struggiling artists to get some publiscity (is that spelt right?).

P.u.b.l.i.c.i.t.y.  (since you ask!)

I've got some material that's still in a rough form (hey, I've only got a small home recording setup), and am working on a way of getting it out - I tried a Yahoo! group, but it seems only I can download from it. You're welcome to try it - look in the announcements section under "My Music".

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2004 at 12:21

Originally posted by 5 minute solo 5 minute solo wrote:

Cliff Burton (R.I.P) was always a good bass soloist. I saw this video of Metallica playing Ride The Lightning live and his ability seems unmatched even in the 10 or 15 years since his...departure.

Acctually the video was For Whom The Bell Tolls.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2004 at 11:52
Mmm...this topic seems to have dried up...like an old lemon.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2004 at 12:11

Where would you like it to go?

 

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2004 at 12:14

danbo,

Have to say that you sound like a shrink in that last post!!!  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2004 at 12:32
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2004 at 12:51

Originally posted by Fitzcarraldo Fitzcarraldo wrote:

danbo, Have to say that you sound like a shrink in that last post!!!  

Sorry, While my wife finishes her studies in the Psych field, I get educated by osmosis, as well as her reading case studies to me.....

Don't you think this 5 minute man wants something more from this thread? I'd like to play along. BTW, Why are you so concerned? What did you mean by "shrink?" And finally..... What you're saying is...... 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2004 at 12:57
And suddenly everyones paying all kinds of attention!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2004 at 12:59
I have a dream where I'm falling...that's the HRT love!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2004 at 15:26
Now call me paranoid if you like but I feel like everyone is ignoring me because evrytime I'm on no one else is here. You all hate me! That's it! It be a conspiracy maties!
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