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Posted by Bean on January 20, 2002 at 08:22:29:
In Reply to: Evolution... posted by Chris Davis on January 19, 2002 at 22:49:46:
Victor Wooten is taking the bass to another level of technique but that technique isn't especially musical other than when Victor Wooten does it. It's not something that I ever want to hear anywhere else. True the electric bass has taken music in a direction but we always have keyboards and that is probably what would have happened in Pop music. Metal definately requires a bass but now with bands like Korn where the band is sporting seven strings and the bass player is more of a drummer than a bassist.
: I'm just looking for people to post their opinions here...
: Think about the bass, the role of the bass, the sound of the bass... and think of it today. Music would be so much much different tody if not for the electric bass, you think? Picture an upright bass in a metal band, or a funk group, or even just straightahead pop. Would these styles even be around today if not for the electric?These days we have players such as Michael Manring, Victor Wooten, and others who are taking the bass to a new level. It's impossible to think what changes will happen to the bass in another few decades!
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