Posted by Mickster on November 13, 2000 at 16:35:34:
In Reply to: question from a newbie posted by Stephen Goeth on November 11, 2000 at 16:43:18:
: What made you guys want to learn the electric bass?
: The reason I'm asking is that I'm trying to decide between buying an electric bass or electric guitar. I've never played an instrument before in my life and I like each one. They are both powerful instruments and I'm having a hard time trying to decide!
: Thanks for any input on this somewhat silly matter,
Stephen, I don't know why, but I was always spellbound by the sound of a
walking Jazz bass line ever since I was a little kid, before I even knew
what different kinds of music there were.As I got older and started to
realize that, for the most part, only Jazz had walking lines, I started
to get heavily into Jazz, and Jazz bass playing.I like all types of music,
but Jazz is #1 with me by a long shot.Most people I know/meet that are into
music and say that they're into Jazz, I find out that they're not.It must
be that they say this to convince themselves that they're well rounded musically
or that by saying they're into Jazz, others will think more highly of them.
Think about it.No matter how good any one at this forum is, or thinks he is
will brag around a good upright player, including myself.They are the Wolves
and we are the poodles.At least that's my view.On a different note(no pun
intended)one regret in my life is that I never took up tenor sax.I came this
close to buying a Selmer Mark six years ago, but, blew the money on some
broad.(No offense ladies)That's why one of my favorite Jazz musicians is
Wilton Felder.He was in the Crusaders; he played bass and sax, both extemely well.Remember the sax solo on "Street Life"? YOW! I think I'm going to buy
an unlined fretless after the holidays, but we'll see.An upright would be lovely, but between the expense(both of buying and of lessons,and if you've never played upright you need some lessons)fretless is about as close as I think I'll get.Good question Steve.
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