Posted by El Pájaro on October 20, 2000 at 17:02:43:
In Reply to: Would just liketo know! posted by The Brewmeister on October 19, 2000 at 10:40:52:
: Hey guys! I would REALY like to know what you guys think it takes to be a good bass player. Not just a slopy one who thinks he's good but one who truly is good and has soul. realy want to hear your thoughts. thanks guys
: THE BREWMEISTER
Hey there Brew,
What does it take to be a good bass player? I think being a good musician means playing excatly what the music requires, no more, no less. So the answer to your question cannot be given abstractly, since IMHO it will always depend upon one very important thing: CONTEXT. Example: a good country bass player won't necessarily be a good jazz bass player, and viceversa.
If you can provide what the musical context calls for, and you can deliver it with taste, soul and authority, the you're a good player in my book.
Just my $0.02
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