soloing


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Posted by Tim Brosnan on July 23, 2000 at 07:53:22:

Hello there.....
I have been playing bass now for 21 years.I dig all kinds of music,but lately my gigs have been with classic rock,and country bands.
These bands are all basically dance bands(hey,thats what is bringing in the paycheck.)What I'm failing to understand is,people in the band always try to push me to take extended solos(on "Brown eye girl,for example.")
I'am a groove player.I have nothing AGAINST solos,they're just not my thing.
A solo written into a song is good,but i believe a good bass line that supports the song (and the band)is whats most important.
Some people are into it,and thats fine.no objection here,i'm just not.Do you guys think i'm crazy?
Your opinions are greatly appreciated.Thank you all very much!


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