Re: what to do when accused of overplaying?

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Posted by Alfonso Botana on June 03, 2000 at 13:20:22:

In Reply to: what to do when accused of overplaying? posted by g on June 02, 2000 at 08:04:18:

First of all; "tie your mother down" is not a song of a simple bassline. You can use a lot of resources (like thirds , perfect fifths and chormatich scales). I have played a lot of different musical styles like hard rock, pop, heavy metal, blues, jazz , samba, salsa, etc...When you play you have to know the style your playing. You can play slap in a heavy metal song and it can fits good!!. But you have to remember; the bass is there to carry with the weight of the song not to do spectacular solos...If you are playing rock, there will be parts where you will have to play fundamentals and there will be other parts where you can enjoy yourself going to thirds, fifths, etc...!!
If the band you are playing is always stopping you and telling you have to do your job it's better steppin' out of that band. Remember, you are a band and your partners oppinion is very usefull but yours too!!;)
Enjoy playing "tie your mother down" ;))

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