Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Bass Pass

These past 90 minutes were well spent running thru all the songs on our current band "to do" list, playing just bass. They'll be doddles* for Julian and I (as a rhythm section) to get them together the first time around, I'm sure of it. That'll help Calvin's confidence no end.

I love playing guitar, don't get me wrong. But the 'sitting back and falling into the pocket of a groove' playing bass is something else. wOOt!

I practice on an ancient old black J-style bass at home, complete with a horrid bridge and wonky action... so if I can play something on that, I can do it on anything!

Roll on Sunday's rehearsal.

Oh... and I practice on low-volume thru headphones, so there's no way I can annoy the neighbours with 'boom boom bwoop slap boom..." lol.

* A doddle = very easy. cf. Monty Python's Life of Brian... "Crucifixion? It's a doddle!" lol
Peas be with ewe
Mal :)

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1 comment:

  1. Ha ha...I remember our daughter had a boyfriend who had a band...they were penny dreadful and no one seemed to know how to tune their guitars...needed the earphones...all i can recall was this one wierd word 'kummagiahh" said over and over... and over. At least you guys can paly ... wish I had earphoes for this lot