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Posted by Tom on April 17, 2000 at 01:23:01:
In Reply to: Help!! New Ideas!! Soloing???? posted by Brock on March 29, 2000 at 09:51:04:
: Hey all..thanks for checking out my post.
: I know its easy to get in a rut, no matter how long you've played bass.. But check it out.. I've got a new band goin, and we've got an incredible new sound (I think)..in order to keep up with the others in my band.. i wanna break away from my old style of playing and get into something new...something that will not only keep the others and myself interested in the bassline, but something that will open doorways for me..
: If you know what I mean..please...what are some techniques that most players don't investigate that may be worth my while??
: Thanks for your help, its GREATLY appreciated.
Listening to different styles of music can really open your ears
and your playing. I play in a pop or "radio friendly" (god, I
hate that phrase) band at school, but I am also the bassist for
the jazz ensemble as well as the symphony orchestra. Not only have
these other experiences improved my chops greatly, they improve
my "mental chops" as well, if you catch what I'm saying. I strongly
feel that if you can play jazz well, you can play most everything well...
but don't let your own lines get in the way of what the others are
doing, save for your own solo spots. Hope this helps. :)
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