Posted by Datsgor on November 02, 2000 at 22:22:45:
In Reply to: Transition onto an upright bass..all for Julliard posted by Denny on November 02, 2000 at 21:05:10:
: I'm trying to get into a jazz program, a collaboration between Julliard and Lincoln Center, and I don't know, but I believe I'm going to have to play an upright...*sigh* It's stressing me out, because I'd have to change when I go to college as well, but i don't have the money to rent or buy a bass, and I don't know if I could do it..
Wow, what a fabulous oppertunity. I had my hands on an upright for about five minute once. But I chickened out. You see, I signed up for the wrong class at college(it was a full on orchestra) and as soon as the techer found out a played bass she stuck me on the big old huge thang. I would say do what ever you can for this experiance, take it and live it for all you can get out of it. I once saw Stanley Clarke at a little outdoor place we got here in Concord Ca. and let me tell you, I have never heard, nor will I again, ever hear such a sweet, down right funky, esoteric, monsterous, distorted, in your face, beautifully delicate player or played instrument in my life! And I don't really like the upright bass! But man-o-man do I wish I could play it! If you can get into that program...you would be one lucky bad-ass...peace.......john
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