October 22, 2013

Demystifying Musical Genius Basics | Music Lesson Tips

Demystifying Musical Genius Basics

Submitted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 10:37pm
Few really stop to feel and think about what a fantastic bass line is supposed to accomplish and how to approach it from the "genius level".
"Demystifying Musical genius basics: Playing bass fantastically means the bass does NOT stay in the lower register all the time, neither is it a high register solo instrument when in a song context...Neither does one play roots fifths and thirds all the time!
Listen to the iconic 70s example below by Nucleus noted for it's killer bass lines..but do not stop there!..Listen to all the great Reggae bass lines and Bebop walking bass lines....They all follow this principle even Jack Bruce, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke.. and Sir Paul McCartney, one of the greatest bassists ever..." -NEY MELLO
Rhythm ans time are more important to a bassist than to a drummer, this may escape the inexperienced musician, but the vast acoustic energy power of the bass is so devastating that any deviation from solid time, and any shaky rhythm can destroy the entire ensemble immediately.
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