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If this has already been shared I'd love to say I'm sorry. But no. It bears sharing more than once. Virtuosity and a great creative, fun idea.

(Sorry to those who didn't realise that playing a Harley Benton really does make you a better player - this is the definitive proof)

 

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Perfect example of 'just because you can doesn't mean you should' (bass player, not Ella).

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7 minutes ago, Mykesbass said:

Perfect example of 'just because you can doesn't mean you should' (bass player, not Ella).

Oh. Sorry I thought it was a great bit of fun.

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Just now, stewblack said:

Oh. Sorry I thought it was a great bit of fun.

Which of course, you are perfectly entitled to do! Sometimes (often) clever just fails to entertain/amuse/please me. Purely personal.

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I mean, he's only doing what we all do surely? I'm currently trying to play a couple bars of a Charlie Parker solo in all 12 keys. It's a challenge, it's fun and it's a learning experience. This is Mr Navarro doing the same. His technical ability is just so much higher than mine that's all.

(The Charlie Parker thing was a suggestion on FB not my idea)

Oh and if you watch his video on Music Theory it's clear he's a really intelligent nice bloke too.

But as has often been said before each to their own. I guess if it's not for you, you stop watching. Simples.

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2 minutes ago, stewblack said:

I mean, he's only doing what we all do surely? I'm currently trying to play a couple bars of a Charlie Parker solo in all 12 keys. It's a challenge, it's fun and it's a learning experience. This is Mr Navarro doing the same. His technical ability is just so much higher than mine that's all.

(The Charlie Parker thing was a suggestion on FB not my idea)

Which is fantastic (wish I had 10% of your dedication). But would anyone else want to watch/listen? 

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I like this and boy does it make my fingers feel slow at times!

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2 minutes ago, Mykesbass said:

Which is fantastic (wish I had 10% of your dedication). But would anyone else want to watch/listen? 

Who can say. I often fall into the trap of assuming when I see anything bass related that makes me go wow! I have to come here and share it. I forget that me enjoying something doesn't equate to every one enjoying it.

I was going to share some dude playing bebop on a double bass which was another piece of unbelievable playing but maybe I won't risk getting my buzz harshed.

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1 minute ago, stewblack said:

Who can say. I often fall into the trap of assuming when I see anything bass related that makes me go wow! I have to come here and share it. I forget that me enjoying something doesn't equate to every one enjoying it.

I was going to share some dude playing bebop on a double bass which was another piece of unbelievable playing but maybe I won't risk getting my buzz harshed.

Don't get me wrong, I adore Ella. I'm just less keen on people playing bass over Ella.

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Just now, stewblack said:

Who can say. I often fall into the trap of assuming when I see anything bass related that makes me go wow! I have to come here and share it. I forget that me enjoying something doesn't equate to every one enjoying it.

I was going to share some dude playing bebop on a double bass which was another piece of unbelievable playing but maybe I won't risk getting my buzz harshed.

No, please do. Didn't intend to be 'harsh' and apologies if it came across that way.

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Just now, Nail Soup said:

I’m just glad this thread is about the musical form.

Chris Packham can be quite informative - but yes, that would really need to be in Off Topic!

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Pedants hat on......
isn’t it impossible by definition to play scat on a bass? I thought scat meant the human voice doing an improvised instrument-like performance?

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32 minutes ago, Mykesbass said:

But would anyone else want to watch/listen? 

Who cares? I can't speak for anyone else, but if my sole reason for playing was to do what other people wanted, I'd give up inside a week.

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28 minutes ago, Nail Soup said:

Pedants hat on......
isn’t it impossible by definition to play scat on a bass? I thought scat meant the human voice doing an improvised instrument-like performance?

Yes Ella is doing the scat this guy managed somehow to work out what she did and played along with her. 

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He fluffed a note.  Think it was number 379

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He's damn good  -   i enjoyed that

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35 minutes ago, Mykesbass said:

No, please do. Didn't intend to be 'harsh' and apologies if it came across that way.

No I was trying to be clever and use bebop language - you're harshing my buzz man, it was a failed attempt at humour. 

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One doesn't accidentally transcribe something like that.

The guy clearly knows his stuff and has his technique down. It may not be what we put on in the background at Christmas dinner, but that doesn't make it any less impressive as a piece of playing and study. 👍

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Just now, stewblack said:

No I was trying to be clever and use bebop language - you're harshing my buzz man, it was a failed attempt humour. 

I always had that down as stoner language... although that's just... like... my opinion, man.

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Just now, Jus Lukin said:

I always had that down as stoner language... although that's just... like... my opinion, man.

Yeah I think I dropped so many balls in this conversation... (insert cricket joke of your choosing) 

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