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Re: Tips for starting double bassist

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Posted by Jim on July 31, 2001 at 02:37:31:

In Reply to: Re: Tips for starting double bassist posted by Django Pastorius on July 28, 2001 at 15:13:33:


>>Listen to upright bass players - Chambers, Carter, Holland, MItchell - get
: their sound in your head.<<

Don't forget Ray Brown, who is always recorded clearly, has great intonation, and swings his butt off. Get any of Oscar Peterson's 50's & early 60's records he's on, Like Sound of the Trio or the Stratford recording they did with Herb. Or anything he did with Monty Alexander and / or Milt Jackson like That's the Way It Is, or Very Tall.

Play with records, sing everything you play; work with the bow and a good classical teacher to get the board down.

Ps: Re the 1st few replies. Glad to see some of us still have a sense of humour. It's good to have fun too!!

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