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About TKenrick

  • Birthday 28/07/86
  1. Free Bass Transcriptions

    This is, without a doubt, my favourite Louis Johnson/Michael Jackson collaboration: Michael Jackson - 'Burn This Disco Out' bass transcription
  2. Do you count when you play?

    As another person who grew up on TAB and didn't learn to read until 10 years into playing, I definitely know how frustrating the 'back to square one' feeling of learning to read is; the only consolation is that if you stick at it then your musical abilities will begin to advance way beyond the level that they were when you were reliant on TAB. Improved fretboard knowledge, sense of time, articulation, dynamics and the ability to access music written for any instrument are just some of the areas that reading opens up. As far as 16ths and associated rests go, I found it helpful to isolate all the different possible 'fragments' of 8ths,16ths and associated rests that can occupy 1 beat and then learn them individually as you would do with new words. This may sound like a rather OCD way of looking at things, but much of sight reading is pattern recognition and you need to develop the ability to 'pre-hear' a rhythm before you play it - rhythm reading books like Louis Bellson's 'Modern Reading in 4/4 Time' are great for getting this stuff together (if a little dull!).
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    The great Deon Estus being a very bad man on possibly the campest song ever: Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go bass transcription
  4. I bought this from another BCer a couple of years ago and haven't touched it in a year, so it's up for sale. This was bought and used as a quiet alternative to arco upright practice and I've upgraded the tuners/strings and stand to try and make it feel as close to an upright as possible. There's a small ding on the right hand side of the body - this is about 1cm long and can't be seen from the front; I've done my best to accurately photograph it. NS Designs EUB Amber finish with the following upgrades: Hipshot HB6Y tuners (£100) NS endpin stand (£120) Pirastro Evah Pirazzi strings (£160) Includes padded soft case, original tripod stand, original strings and an entry-level French bow. The bass is located in Teddington (TW11, just off the end of the M3). I would prefer not to ship it, and I travel a fair bit for gigs so could easily arrange to meet at a mutually convenient location. No trades I'm afraid.
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    John Deacon's fantastic part on Queen's 'We Are The Champions'... great ledger line reading practice! Queen - 'We Are The Champions' bass transcription
  6. [quote name='PaulWarning' timestamp='1509264517' post='3397574'] can't read and have no motivation to learn but I've asked this question before and nobody answered, how accurate is sheet music? [/quote] As Jay has already said, it's largely down to the skills of the person writing it - the quality of the original recording also plays a huge part, especially if you're trying to decipher basslines. Although I spend a fair bit of time writing sheet music, I'm often appalled at the stupid mistakes that I find in my own charts - ears get fatigued like anything else and it's easy for them to start playing tricks on you. [quote name='PaulWarning' timestamp='1509285947' post='3397777'] thanks for that. I guess it depends whether the original composer could write music, otherwise it's down to what someone thinks it is [/quote] The fact is that there are lots of elements other than the rhythms and pitches that contribute to the overall sound of a piece of music, and these are often very difficult to capture on paper; the phrase 'the map is not the terrain' definitely applies to this. Even the most accurate transcriptions will lack some of the nuances of the original performance, because notation can't fully represent every sound that people produce from their instruments.
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    Full transcription and analysis of why Jaco's debut recording as a sideman is so significant when looking at his influence in a wider context: You can find the transcription and written analysis HERE
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    [quote name='dand666' timestamp='1508933037' post='3395431'] Man, thats nuts. Awesome rhythm reading dude. [/quote] Thanks! I cheated slightly in that the transcription process helped me to internalise the line so I wasn't [i]really[/i] sight reading it...
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    If you can sight read this at tempo then you're a better man (or woman) than I am: Mark Giuliana - 'One Month' Other new charts on the site: The Monkees - Daydream Believer Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody Duffy - Warwick Avenue
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    The 50th (and final) Groove of The Week comes courtesy of Me'shell Ndegeocello: Joshua Redman - 'Greasy G'
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    Janek Gwizdala masterclass 2007 part 3/3 is up now: PDF download of the transcription is available HERE
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    Groove of The Week #49: Damian Erskine's 'Kaluanui'
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    New Groove of The Week post featuring Hiatus Kaiyote's 'By Fire' HERE
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    Weekly transcription updates: A lovely Chic groove that isn't 'Good Times' or 'Le Freak': Groove of The Week 47 Corinne Bailey Rae - 'Put Your Records On' Paramore - 'That's What You Get' Kool & The Gang - 'Celebration'
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    [quote name='OliverBlackman' timestamp='1505295318' post='3370763'] Great coverage. He did a masterclass in 2009 in my first term at ACM and he was pretty similar to how he was here, although I think he might have been touring with VV Brown at that point. It's funny that during the masterclass I went to, he knew nothing about gear and was very bullish in his persona, a stark contrast to what we see in the YT vlog. Funnily enough these days, I find myself caring less about gear and more about transcribing and improvisation, so I wish his vlog covered more what he said in he masterclass as I'd appreciate it more now. Did you record any others? I wish it was something I had done, there were masterclasses from Ruphus Philpot, Laurence Cottle, and Gary Willis, all where I only remember bits. [/quote] It's definitely amusing to see how he has relaxed his stance on certain topics - this may or may not be as a result of his desire to appeal to a wider audience; more people want to watch videos about gear than want to actually get down to it and [i]do the work. [/i] There weren't that many decent clinics when I was there (2005-2008), I think I we had Stu Hamm, Todd Johnson and the rhythm section from Jamiroquai. I would've loved it if we'd had Rufus, Laurence or Gary! I actually found that the most informative ones were from drummers... The last part of the Janek thing should be up in a week or so.