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JenniferAnne

Rocakabilly slap

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You might get more interest if you post your requirements in this section... http://basschat.co.uk/forum/83-bassists-wanted/

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I still want to know more about Rocakabilly, mind.

;)

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[quote name='Happy Jack' timestamp='1489575019' post='3258010']
I still want to know more about Rocakabilly, mind.

;)
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Similar to Rococobilly but less fancy.

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Ha ha well here we go

Take a listen to Rockabilly modern stuff by a group called Black Raven
Another one called Hillbilly moon explosion , their songs are cool
Imelda may doe s some great tracks but I write as well

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Were it not for the fact that you specified 'slap', I'd be all over this.

I never learned to play slap DB and I'm too old now - that stuff is arthritis on a stick. :lol:

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[quote name='Paul S' timestamp='1489583080' post='3258124']
Similar to Rococobilly but less fancy.
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I always forget which came first: Rococobilly or Baroqueabilly.

Either way, best wishes to the OP in her quest. :) Edited by skankdelvar

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[quote name='skankdelvar' timestamp='1489595836' post='3258263']
Baroque

I always forget which came first: Rococobilly or Baroqueabilly.

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:lol: :lol:

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Happy Jack... you're never too old. I picked up the upright at 41. After playing jazz, swing, Irish etc, I joined a rockabilly band at 56 and learnt to slap. I was in that band for 9 years. At 69, I have my own rock n roll band that only requires slapping on a few Bill Haley numbers (Marty's Juke Joint on farcebook) but it's good to keep my hand in. Fact is that most rockabilly bands overdo the slap thing. A whole night of slap gets pretty boring for me anyway. I'd rather it were used only on songs where it enhances the song.

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[quote name='Marty Forrer' timestamp='1489607739' post='3258380']
Happy Jack... you're never too old. I picked up the upright at 41. After playing jazz, swing, Irish etc, I joined a rockabilly band at 56 and learnt to slap. I was in that band for 9 years. At 69, I have my own rock n roll band that only requires slapping on a few Bill Haley numbers (Marty's Juke Joint on farcebook) but it's good to keep my hand in. Fact is that most rockabilly bands overdo the slap thing. A whole night of slap gets pretty boring for me anyway. I'd rather it were used only on songs where it enhances the song.
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Hey, that's encouraging, I'm 41 and just trying out upright. I pretty much only want to play rockabilly, rock and roll and blues though. Its tough going but it seems to be beneficial for my electric playing too. Unfortunately I'm too far away to be of any help to Jennifer but its the sort of thing it would be great to have a crack at.

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[quote name='JenniferAnne' timestamp='1489583499' post='3258134']
Hahaha and also the fact that that word , the one I hideously mispelt will make or could create a new genre of its own :)))))
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Who put the cack in the Rocakabilly
Who put the the ram in the ram-a-llama ding dong?

I am with Marty, a little can be very effective but goes a long way, especially if there is a drummer.

Jack you are never too old you just need lighter strings and it will keep the arthritis at bay!

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Hmmmmm ... maybe slaphappy is the way to go.

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[quote name='skankdelvar' timestamp='1489595836' post='3258263']
I always forget which came first: Rococobilly or Baroqueabilly.

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:lol: I feel a band coming on... Big King Louis and the Barockettes, playing a selection of French 17th century rock and roll ditties.

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[quote name='Paul S' timestamp='1489659574' post='3258675']
Big King Louis and the Barockettes, playing a selection of French 17th century rock and roll ditties.
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Remember them well.
Also, don't forget 'Vivaldi and his Venetian Swingers'.
They were real Baroque & Roll....
Back then they used to throw their Cart Keys onto the table.
:D Edited by lowdown

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[quote name='Paul S' timestamp='1489659574' post='3258675']
:lol: I feel a band coming on... Big King Louis and the Barockettes, playing a selection of French 17th century rock and roll ditties.
[/quote]

At the risk of coming off like a pretentious classical music twat there's actually some seriously good sh*t from - broadly - that time and place. Check out Rameau, Lully and the Couperins (Louis and Francois).

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Lully and the Couperins?

Yeah, I caught their gig at The Tuileries back when they still had good music there.

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[quote name='Happy Jack' timestamp='1489682743' post='3258973']
Lully and the Couperins?
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Damn. Should have been an Oxford comma in there.

Post facto edit: Rameau, Lully, and the Couperins (Louis, Francois, and Tommy)

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Posted (edited)
[quote name='pete.young' timestamp='1489611370' post='3258416']....ram-a-llama ding dong?
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Alpacas are quivering with fear just reading that!

Edited by Conan

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