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If it wasn't Larry Graham people would be criticising the technique...

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20 hours ago, TheGreek said:

If it wasn't Larry Graham people would be criticising the technique...

The technique that he invented?

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I know...that's just it...

Thumb over the top on the fretting hand and sloppy technique on the right.

Easy to pick holes after nearly 40 years of refinement.

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14 minutes ago, TheGreek said:

I know...that's just it...

Thumb over the top on the fretting hand and sloppy technique on the right.

Easy to pick holes after nearly 40 years of refinement.

I don’t think it’s held him back,

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On 20/12/2020 at 13:30, TheGreek said:

I know...that's just it...

Thumb over the top on the fretting hand and sloppy technique on the right.

Easy to pick holes after nearly 40 years of refinement.

I'm not a fan of slap bass on the whole, except when Larry and Louis (Johnson) are the ones doing it.

They lay it all down with such huge gravity, rhythm, guts and groove to a degree that I don't think anyone subsequently has got anywhere near (for me).

I'd term it the purest and best distillation of the form and way superior to the 'refined' machine gun style it became.

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On 22/12/2020 at 03:01, 40hz said:

I'm not a fan of slap bass on the whole, except when Larry and Louis (Johnson) are the ones doing it.

They lay it all down with such huge gravity, rhythm, guts and groove to a degree that I don't think anyone subsequently has got anywhere near (for me).

I'd term it the purest and best distillation of the form and way superior to the 'refined' machine gun style it became.

The problem with the machine gun style is it lacks groove  / swing , which after all is what funk is all about. LG and LJ are two of my all-time fave players but Marcus Miller is right up there with them. Mind you a bit of machine gun technique in moderation is good.

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I'll tell you the moments that made me want to sell the Fender Mustang and trade for the Fender Jazz. In my sister's '69 Mercury Cougar convertable listening on 8-track. Sly and the Family Stone - Stand! - Sex Machine. (I want to play that for 13 mins) And Iron Butterfly - Inna Gadda Da Vida. (I want to play that for 17 mins) Larry da Man...All others eat hay

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On 09/01/2021 at 17:13, EBS_freak said:

What is this thread about? Some fan boy thread or something?

That's right! Have a problem with that?

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Absolutely not. Just seems a bit random and just a load of Youtube vids with zero context as to why they have been posted.

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On 10/01/2021 at 19:11, EBS_freak said:

Absolutely not. Just seems a bit random and just a load of Youtube vids with zero context as to why they have been posted.

I chopped Larry's vhs lesson to smaller pieces so it's easier to find certain songs he presented.

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On 10/01/2021 at 19:38, visog said:

For the record, I don't think anyone has ever called it 'chopper bass'.

Its a Japanese thing.

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@Bart Funk Bassjust want to check - so what you are doing, is taking other people's content from videos of various artists, breaking it down into smaller chunks and posting on youtube, with the view of getting 1000 subscribers to you can start to monetise and gain money from other people's content?

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On 09/01/2021 at 16:13, EBS_freak said:

What is this thread about? Some fan boy thread or something?

Being a major Larry Graham fan I find it quite useful to have a bunch of his stuff in one place

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On 12/01/2021 at 15:00, EBS_freak said:

@Bart Funk Bassjust want to check - so what you are doing, is taking other people's content from videos of various artists, breaking it down into smaller chunks and posting on youtube, with the view of getting 1000 subscribers to you can start to monetise and gain money from other people's content?

What is your problem?

You cannot monetise copyrighted material. 

 

 

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On 12/01/2021 at 20:31, Barking Spiders said:

Being a major Larry Graham fan I find it quite useful to have a bunch of his stuff in one place

 

That's the idea! Thank You.

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