Posted by Karel Kerstiens on March 31, 2000 at 19:16:56:
In Reply to: Help!!! Read!!! Whatever!!!! posted by Brock on March 29, 2000 at 09:40:17:
Brock: I do just what you are talking about doing - I get into a totally new (to me) kind of music. James Jammerson (Mowtown house bassist) really opened some doors for me as did McCartney. Cop some of their basslines and grooves and you'll be fired up again. From there; Stu Hamm, Billy Sheehan, or even some C&W, Jazz, Fusion, etc., etc., etc. Even if you don't particularly enjoy playing the stuff, you'll still learn something that can be usually implemented into most other styles. Good luck and I hope that helps -
: Hey!.. Now that i've got your attention.. (thanks)
: How many of you bass players are like me... you'll go for a couple of weeks just feelin the groove...comin up with stuff that is new..and you feel accomplished for doing so??? This happens in spurts...
: Then comes the time when you get into a "rut"
: I hate ruts.
: They really get in the way of my playing.
: To confront this I try a few different things..setting down the axe for a day and coming back on the tomorrow, or just going back to scales. But even that's not always effective.. SO MY QUESTION IS what do you all do??? Lately i've been thinking MOTOWN. I've heard some REALLY groovy lines come out of the late 60's -70's stuff....
: Please help!!!
: Thanks much Bassers!!!
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