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I very rarely bother to watch videos, but I watched that from beginning to end - very nice playing, and no showing off, just good, tasteful music. They looked like they were enjoying themselves, too.

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1 hour ago, FinnDave said:

I very rarely bother to watch videos, but I watched that from beginning to end - very nice playing, and no showing off, just good, tasteful music. They looked like they were enjoying themselves, too.

Exactly this. Nathan East is a wonderful musician, also nice to hear a guitar played using a great clean sound.

 

Mind you, nearly didn’t watch it due to Paul Gilbert having a clip on tuner on show......🤣

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well I'll buck the love, I thought this was pretty disappointing fare from such esteemed musicians. Can't see much use for self indulgent bass-lead-noodling at a gig (leave that to others) although it might be OK with a chum at home after a few beers. Perhaps that's what they're doing here.

Given we're in an education platform, I'd be more interested in seeing what bass patterns could be used under a single repeated chord to keep the interest going without resorting to being showy. We had a repeating root after a minute or so of fluff, but I didn't see much 'extended vamping' to develop this classic bass support-pattern which would have been more useful to see what a maestro can do to educate mere mortals like me into how a pattern can be developed, so I gave up at 3.30. Perhaps it was all in the second half.

For me 'going off on one' doesn't make great music, it's better if development is structured.

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