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1 hour ago, jazzyvee said:

I Shot the Sheriff is one of the tracks we cover in my band and i don't try to make it sound like any individual version. i take parts from each of the versions i know and merge it into the way i want to play it. It still sounds like the the song should sound. Here is a snippet of how i do it which in this part of the song is closer to the Burnin the wailers version 

 

That just has that Reggae feel. Bass is so smooth. Altho i'm not usually a Reggae fan i like the way these songs feel and the bass flows really nice

That's how to do it properly

 

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I'm the worst in the world for not playing much when I'm not rehearsing or gigging (and then get really worried how bad I've got as a result) but I tried learning Born To Run the other day as it had always stuck in my mind as probably one of those that has more to it than a casual listen suggests. It didnt disappoint !

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1 hour ago, jazzyvee said:

I Shot the Sheriff is one of the tracks we cover in my band and i don't try to make it sound like any individual version. i take parts from each of the versions i know and merge it into the way i want to play it. It still sounds like the the song should sound. Here is a snippet of how i do it which in this part of the song is closer to the Burnin the wailers version 

 

Loving that jazzy

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2 hours ago, Piers_Williamson said:

Has anyone got any top tips on how to nail down the timing of the chorus to Peg by Steely Dan (and the lead in to the chorus for that matter)?  It should be page 438 of 'The Complete Electric Bass Player' :)

 

Benny The Bassman? :)

 

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Just added a bit of rock to my list - Ramble On. This could keep me busy until lockdown is over!

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24 minutes ago, stewblack said:

Returned to Rhythm Stick for my annual bash at it. Screenshot_20200414_170633.thumb.jpg.8af91602afee62acf09186e25145ab89.jpg

I know what you mean, I never get it good enough, i always struggle with the stretch when the line goes up the neck.

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26 minutes ago, stewblack said:

Returned to Rhythm Stick for my annual bash at it.

I’ve been doing that for 10 years and still can’t play it 😂

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1 minute ago, stewblack said:

It's almost as if Norman Watt-Roy is better than us. 😬 

Yeah, but I can usually do a half bodge job, not in this case. 

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1 hour ago, stewblack said:

Returned to Rhythm Stick for my annual bash at it. Screenshot_20200414_170633.thumb.jpg.8af91602afee62acf09186e25145ab89.jpg

On my todo list as well

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1 hour ago, Waddycall said:

I’m trying to get immigrant song right. Left hand aches a bit after a couple of choruses.

I had a bash at that this afternoon. That's quite a swift little run isn't it?!!

Learned 'Californication' by RHCP, which I love, nice bass line. 

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Learning this one right now:

Just in case a) I ever come out of retirement and b) If the band I might be in want to play it whenever idiots shout out for 'Mr Brightside'!

😃

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2 hours ago, Ricky 4000 said:

Learning this one right now:

Just in case a) I ever come out of retirement and b) If the band I might be in want to play it whenever idiots shout out for 'Mr Brightside'!

😃

Great track.

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I took a first stab at Hit Me With your Rhythm Stick last night. Its been on my bucket list for many a year now. Might as well make the most of this lock down.

Just the verse riff to sort out. Can play it slowly but struggling with the speed and trying to remember it all. Needs more work. After 15 mins my left hand is killing me tho.

After i can sort that out i'll just polish it off and try to make it sound like Norman. That's the hard part.

It takes a lot of speed and stamina to play that full song. I need to work on my fretting hand stamina. Ouch !!!

Dave

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On 14/04/2020 at 18:25, Waddycall said:

I’m trying to get immigrant song right

Play it like this and you'll be fine!

😁

 

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Love this bass line by Anthony Jackson. Also like this bloke's covers which are very accurate and easy to hear.

 

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16 minutes ago, inthedoghouse said:

I joined and originals rock band a week before the lockdown started so I have plenty to learn while I'm under house arrest.


Shameless plug here 😉

https://rattlesnakesister.bandcamp.com/

 

Pretty good sir. Well done getting that gig and wish you all the very best when things pick up for gigs again.

Dave

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Just now, dmccombe7 said:

Pretty good sir. Well done getting that gig and wish you all the very best when things pick up for gigs again.

Dave

Thanks so much for your kind words 🙂  I'm really looking forward to gigging with this band. 
And of course, I wish all on BC to get safely through this awful period and back out there again doing what we all love, whatever it may be 🙂
Dave

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I have pretty much got the first two pages (out of 4 1/2) of Joy Joy down now. I can play all the bits up to speed but working on fluencey and getting transitions between the sections better. Amazed how much faster I can play now than a week ago!

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18 minutes ago, Stub Mandrel said:

I can play all the bits up to speed but working on fluencey and getting transitions between the sections better

Well done mate, that's a tough one !  🙂

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