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I had a lot of funteabaggingin the park yesterday and I thought I'd turn in early for Christmas day. So now it's 1:40AM and I'm wide awake and may just end up sleeping through Christmas day.
Made a decent amount in the last few days from my small business to then find out today that, due to external events, I'm being hit with a series of bank charges which more than wipe out what I've made..
Booh-yah: Playing guitar again. Hopefully I can actually manage to not put it down this time.Fail: My fingers do not appreciate this.
You wussy guitar players and your fingers. Try bass for a day and then decide if guitar still "hurts".
Try bass for a day and then decide if guitar still "hurts".
Try bass for a day and then decide if guitar still "hurts".At least that's one thing that makes playing bass hard.
There is a much lower barrier of entry for being a competent bassist than for being a competent guitarist, yes. However,great guitarists are seemingly a dime a dozen while great bassists are far more rare.For the record, I play both.
There is a much lower barrier of entry for being acompetentbassist than for being acompetentguitarist, yes. However,greatguitarists are seemingly a dime a dozen whilegreatbassists are far more rare.
Anyone can play Master of Puppets on guitar. But how many people can slap the same part on bass?
Oh man, I'm suck a sucker for a good bass line. I have to crank the bass solo in the middle of Golden Earring's Twilight Zone everytime I hear it.
Anyone can play Master of Puppets on guitar. But how many people can slap the same part on bass?Les Claypool's a mutant -- he doesn't count.
I believe you missed my subtext
The bassist busts this riff out right in the middle of the verse. Not during the bridge, not during a quiet part as a solo. It's not even something you notice unless you're listening for it, yet musically it has all the trappings as a guitar solo. This is why I've always found bass far more interesting to play than guitar. You don't have to be technically skilled to play bass, but there's a lot of room creativity outside of just playing the chord progression.
To be extra clear -- I respect and appreciate good bass-playing; I was just teasing you.
And all I meant is that I can play that slapped version of MoP. No mutantism required, just a week and a half of practice.
Oh, nice! Les Claypool's still a mutant, though.
I was eating delicious root vegetable chips (think Taro), where upon a shard of one shipped between my teeth and stabbed deep into my gum. Now, I have a killer toothache.
EDIT: Man, I wish I had some Novocaine to shoot into my gums. This is horrific.
Oh man, I get that with tortilla chips sometimes -- it's horrible.