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  1. I only managed 34 seconds. Wonder if anyone out there can make the 1 minute mark.😁
  2. Yeah , certainly cheered me up. Great playing, and that old boy has got some moves.😁👍
  3. Simple answer NO . As as kid at school in the seventies, music tuition was very poor. Although I had been playing guitar for 2 years, I was informed that I would have to take my exams on a recorder !!! The lessons were boring and disruptive, as this was the subject that most of the bad lads had chosen too ! having been told by their peers that it was a doddle. Although watching one of the hardest lads in the school trying to play Frere Jacques on the recorder does go down as a highlight. Most of the lessons consisted of us having to listen to Vivaldi, Beethoven or Brahms, there was very little music theory or site reading. Honestly I've learnt more in the last few months of lockdown than I did at school.
  4. Black night by Deep Purple, on a70s Hondo p bass through a bass combo from the Freeman's catalogue.... think I managed to blow the speaker within a few days.... then it sounded even better 😁
  5. Great idea , you could end up as rich as Jeff Bezos 😁
  6. Flares and big collar's GROOOOVY love it. Thanks for turning me on dude. Gonna learn that bass groove tomorrow.
  7. I sing mainly harmony BVs in a Jam tribute band, but take the lead on a couple of Bruce Foxton sung tunes. My approach to singing and playing is this. 1 learn the bass part ( you must be able to play it without thinking about it.... so go over it many times. 2 learn the lyrics ( I often find this to be the most challenging thing to do ) because you will trip yourself up, when playing, if you're having to think about "what comes next lyrically" ? 3 Try to play and sing both parts together. You may find certain parts are a bit tricky, especially up beats in a fairly busy bass line. So slowly play and sing those parts, and work out where the word / words fall on the up beats.... and play those sections, over and over until it kinda syncopates with the bass. (You will find , you have more time and space in the song than you originally thought) Then go into rehearsal full of confidence......and completely f**k it up. REPEAT steps 1,2 and 3 until you nail it. It's not easy, but with time it gets easier and faster to learn new tunes. * We'd just nailed " Beat Surrender" in rehearsal , ready to gig new tune, then the pandemic hit.....Gutted. Stay safe everyone and keep practicing.
  8. Really don't like gold hardware , and some exotic wood finishes, like buck eye burl. Oh and black hardware . And finally I would have any colour bass over shell pink 🤮
  9. I've been enjoying listening to The liquorish quartet from ex Jellyfish members Roger Joseph Manning jr, Eric Dover and Tim Smith. From a forthcoming Ep
  10. Love Sean Hurley, very tasteful playing, serves the song, not flash and a p bass tone to die for.
  11. Like what I'm hearing, thanks for posting.
  12. Go for it. If the song requires slap bass, you've got to do it, and it is a cracking bass line, not "poncey " in the slightest.
  13. There's a band in Manchester called " Cheese puff death squad " I'm not suggesting something as outlandish as that, but it's better not to take choosing a name too seriously
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