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hushnel
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Nov 30th, 2017 12:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I usually don’t experience intimidation, but I wonder if I can even hold a bass in the presence of this guy with out being paralyzed “o)

Other than my early classic training, pre-teen, I’ve only learned by copying others and improvising. I’ve kind of been in the same place for awhile now, I’m thinking this will shake me up.

Bass Camp

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Nov 30th, 2017 01:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, if you're gonna get humbled, who better to do the job?

hushnel
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Nov 30th, 2017 02:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, their’s a few of them, the first time I listen to Victor was back in the 80s, what amazed me as much as his crazy skill was how he could drop right back into the pocket with a solid traditional bass line.

I’ve already given my wife a heads up about this, and she agrees I should do it, my brother and two of his sons live in the Nashville area. Never spent much time there. It’s about time I visit the place.

So, fretless or frets, home made or store bought, certainly have to drag the funky cigar box and the 40 watt battery powered Rumble “o)

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Nov 30th, 2017 04:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Go for it! I attended one years ago when I had picked up the bass for only a couple of years, It's humbling but you learn and take away soooo much!!!

edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

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Nov 30th, 2017 06:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Go to the camp, play the way you play, have fun.

Don't try and do Victor. It's already being done.

Do you.

George

hushnel
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Nov 30th, 2017 07:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

George, I’m 100% in agreement with that. Even as a youngster I was conscious of finding my own sound and style. I didn’t want to parrot anyone. I did learn specific bass lines and gained an uneducated understanding of modes and scales.

I can’t do Victor, even if I wanted to, the radial head in my right arm was fused back in the mid 70s from a 72 foot fall. That was the first time I was told I’d never play again. My right arm is about 50% paralized too, broke my neck in the late 70s, that was the second time I was told I’d never play again. Then in 2012 I crushed six bones in my left wrist, that was the third time the Doc said I was done as a musician. I’m still kicking bass, but I do have limitations in some techniques.

Being pushed out of my comfort zone and maybe pick up a new direction from a phenominal musician who may have some insight into my skills, is more of what I hope to gain.

Through out my career my intention has always been to service the song, to lock the band into the groove. I’m comfortable with who I am and my skills, I just don’t have a clue on how to take it to the next level, if their is one for me “o)

If all else fails I’ll still have a blast. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a conversation with more than one, at the most two, bass players at a time, a whole group of them sitting around an evening camp fire will be an experience of a whole different kind. I’m kind of curious in how I‘lI react, I usually don’t intimidate easily, but this dude can play. I make friends easily, it’ll be fun. I hope I can pull it off.

edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Dec 1st, 2017 11:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Great post, hushnel. I admire you.

I am also a friend of Bill W. 32 years.

George



hushnel
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Dec 1st, 2017 01:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ya got 10 years on me brother “o)

I just finished watching Chasing Trane. Another one who turned around and found life, then spent his giving it back as a musician.

I seriously can’t imagine life with out the sound track of musicians doing their thing, or me not being a part of it. Playing music is humbling and exhilarating.



edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Dec 2nd, 2017 02:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

YESSSSSSS!!

George

(This message was last edited by edmonstg at 04:07 PM, Dec 2nd, 2017)

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