Posted by Carol on January 11, 2001 at 01:22:36:
In Reply to: Re: Jack Casady: Carol Kaye - how do I learn to play his melodic style? posted by Paul Harwood on January 10, 2001 at 08:32:51:
Paul, no, never did try singing....did one time in a jazz club for a short time, was fun, but got caught up recording (guitar at first) in the studios, thanks for your nice words.
I don't think you have to play guitar at all to know the "chords"...but it helps to have a guitar background to play with....one reason why I recorded a guitar background for both the Standards I (for walking bassists) and for "How To Play The Elec. Bass" and "Elec. Bass Lines No. 1".
You'll get your chordal thinking together just fine with practicing the right arpeggios, and the right chordal studies on the bass. Interval studies are critical in this too...see my Elec. Bass Lines No. 3.
I've taught many a guitar player who had no idea what to play on bass, altho' they knew the notes....but had absolutely no concept of good bass lines until they were shown, then it was good for them. Bass is a totally different animal than guitar in both concepts and fingerings. See my Playing Tips Page for more information on this.
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