Re: about Nickey's negative comment on fingr vs pick

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Posted by Pat Harrington on December 21, 2000 at 17:55:34:

In Reply to: Re: about Nickey's negative comment on fingr vs pick posted by Nickey on December 21, 2000 at 04:13:37:

: : : Nickey's comment to PanteraFan's 12/10 post regarding fingerpicking vs. using a pick:

: : : Fingerstyle, fingerstyle, fingerstyle.
: : : And let's all say it together
: : : Good.


: : >>>> Geez, that's kind of an ignorant statement; obviously somebody who
: : hasn't listened to much music. If you think pickers are so lame,
: : check out "FISH OUT OF WATER" by Chris Squire, or try to cop the
: : nasty 5/4 ostinato beginning of "ERUPTION" from Emerson, Lake, & Palmer's
: : "TARKUS" suite. Squire and Lake are two of the finest Pick players
: : (and bassists) for that matter, ever to pick up the instrument.
: : I don't care how you play, with a pick, your fingers, or your big
: : toe, the picked bass work on those two records is just devestating...
: : Try some of those licks IF YOU DARE!!!!!!!!
: : My advice to all bassists still remains the same: LEARN HOW TO DO BOTH!!
: : I play 5-7 gigs a month, the gigs are usually about 4 hours long.
: : I use about a 50/50 mix of both techniques. Fingers for speed, intricacy
: : and articulation, and a pick for POWER and STAMINA. I NEVER get any
: : blisters or right hand trouble...No sense in BAGGING on somebody,
: : to each his own, but consider what I've said above....

: : Pickin'(sometimes) and a grinnin'
: : Cheers,
: : Pat H

: People who judge you to be a person who doesn’t listen to much music and then names some…

>>>> I think you missed the point, Nick....Mine stays the same, however..
There's a LOT of VERY difficult bass work out there that just happens
to have been done with a plectrum, and I doubt if you can cop all
those riffs perfectly, no matter how you try to play them...
Remember, don't brag unless you can back it up.....

: Nevermind I’m getting tired of thinking of replies, but what I’d like to say is that it’s really not worth of thinking some HAS BEENS

>>> Has beens? Get your terminology straight...Just because you haven't
seen them on MTV this week you call these cats "has beens"? I guess
Jaco is a has been too, then, huh?

”great” riffs and say to me that ”try some if you dare” I didn’t want to start saying how good I am but I like to think you drove me to it.

You've got a lot to learn, brother, first of all HUMILITY!!!!..
Musicians who beg for respect usually don't deserve any....

I have played a bass solo alone, everybody else went of stage, only me and my bass and the audience.

>>> So what!!!...Lots of people can do that....I'm not impressed...

This alone isn’t anything, anybody can do it but I used techniques that you probably haven’t ever even heard of and drove the audience wild.

>>>>>>>>> Oh man!! Now that's ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!!..Shit man, can I
get an autograph!!!!!

They stood up from their seats and were chearing to me so much I had to ask them to be quite that they’ll here what our drummers got for them. Believe me or not THIS IS TRUE!

>>> Oh yeah, the audience should always respect an "artiste" of your caliber,
shame on them for interrupting your improvised earth-shaking masterpiece!

go right ahead and do that. That leaves less competition for me.

>>>> Oh shit, Nickey's gonna steal my gigs and all my students!!!

: What I mean with this whole thing is this:
: A pick gets in the way as soon as you start doing more complicating stuff.
: And that’s a fact!

>>>>>Maybe...Man, what are you gonna do with all those notes and that
breathtakingly "complicating" stuff???? Can I get a free copy
of Bass Player Magazine when you get the cover!! Please?!!!

: Nothing personal Pat

>>>>Ok, ok Nickey...Same here....
: Merry Christmas,
: Nickey


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