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Posted by Ed on April 11, 2000 at 12:24:34:
In Reply to: NYC Bass Collective posted by greg on April 07, 2000 at 08:01:30:
: Does anyone have any info on the bass collective in NYC?
What other alternatives are you considering? Are you going to school or thought about attending a music school? Cause there are some schools up here that would better serve you in terms of getting a more well rounded musical background (in addition to ensemble playing). Are you talking about driving up for an ensemble every week kinda thing? Hmmm, I would think about that only if playing situations are REALLY that scarce where you are. I mean, I know cats in Wilmington, Baltimore, Philly, etc. that can PLAY (nome sane?) and it may be worth yer while to explore networking these connections.
Cause it's not that they are "cheesy", it's just that you are going to be in a situation where musicians have enrolled and are paying to play in an ensemble in a city where most musicians do that sort of thing for free at people's apartments or studios etc. So yer gonna get one cat leading an ensemble of cats with (basically) similar skill sets, and I think that can be a little slow going. The good news (of course) is that bassists are ALWAYS at a premium, so the potential for playing with cats whose skills may be more developed than yer own is there, just no guarantees.
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