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  1. I think the "clarifications" are enough to render the video pretty much useless. Even in her "clarifications" she says, "Always play the root - in the beginning of the bar". This is bad information, particularly for the beginner student, who will look up to her and take her word as gospel and carry that (mis)information with them for a long time.
  2. Er, yes! The whole video is full of "Don't do this", "Never do that", with examples of how not to do things. She then demonstrates how they should be done. The "claim" is made in the video not in this thread. Apology accepted Of course it's rubbish, and wasn't supposed to be taken seriously - heck, I've even been known to teach
  3. This may be HER approach to bass playing. But, to say that this is how it SHOULD be done is nonsense. I'm reminded of that idiom: Those who can, do - Those who can't, teach!
  4. Toured with The Allman Bros back in '91 when they, and The Beach Boys, were in Europe. Never really knew much about them, other than they had "legendary" status. First met Gregg just before the first show in Berlin: He walks into our dressing-room, introduces himself and strikes up polite conversation. All the time, we couldn't help but notice that he seemed to be distracted by the various bottles of booze laid out neatly on a table. After a couple of minutes of chat he asks if he can pour himself a drink, "Sure Gregg, help yourself!" After 1/2 an hour and a couple of shots of something-or-other he said his goodbyes. We all discuss "What a nice friendly chap Gregg is" only to discover, later on, alcohol was banned from The Allmans dressing room.
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    Paul Young touring 35 years of 'No Parlez'

    A little unfair to say, "I never actually saw the talent or the appeal", and then post a clip from 2017 to prove your point. Paul Young's voice/throat problems have been well documented. He says himself that he can't sing how he used to. Whether his "new" singing style is acceptable, well... You're being ironic, right?
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    Paul Young touring 35 years of 'No Parlez'

    Pat Davey is on bass duty.
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    Favrite bass solo?

    Featuring my dear friend and band-mate Jimmy Copley on drums who sadly passed away last year.
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    I personally, wouldn't get within 5 miles of a compressor pedal! I've recently taken issue with our monitor engineer, who, in spite of my occasional protestations, insists on adding "Just a little bit" of compression, which is mostly fed to the drummer and keys player. Dynamics in the band is very important, I need to be in total control. Using a compressor, even "Just a little bit", takes away just a little bit of control.
  9. Nice to see Diego Maradona keeping himself busy on BVs!
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    Oooer - not for me

    Maybe, but aint it just perfect though!
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    Oooer - not for me

    Loved the look of a Strat and P bass at first sight. Still think there is something wonderfully futuristic looking about them, especially the Strat.
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    If it makes you feel any better, and not knowing the actual track, it's quite possible that the person credited with playing the bass part didn't actually play what you're hearing.
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    Bizarre but true musical collaborations?

    Thin Lizzy - Midge Ure
  14. Won't Get Fooled Again - closest I got was playing it with Kenney Jones' band.
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    Quincy - Oh dear!

    In the spirit of esprit de corps I shall refrain from posting my immediate thoughts on reading your post. Must be a coincidence that the BBC game show hosted by Alexander Armstrong was on as I read it.