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Posted by splatbass on August 09, 2001 at 18:45:38:
In Reply to: Re: How good is Paul Mccartney on Bass??? posted by Mickster on August 09, 2001 at 17:32:55:
: : i wonder what you think about Paul Mccartneys Bass playing ??
: I have mixed feelings. He's very good at basic Rock n Roll patterns, plus he is pretty fast, but, he never explored any unknown territory. I can't see him playing Jazz or Funk. Then again, look at all the excellent songs he wrote. A creative genius.
WHAT? Never explored any unknown territory? It may not seem new today, because so many bass players copied him, but he practically reinvented bass playing. Listen to pre-McCartney bass playing compared to after and you will see what I mean. Before P.M. bass players often stayed on the root/fifth, he completely changed that. He is truly one of the best, most innovative bass players there is. You have probably learned a lot from him without even realizing it, because you picked it up from someone who learned it from him.
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