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Offline D.B. Barnes

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Re: Your Really Good Musical Finds
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2009, 03:19:30 PM »
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Oh, and how insanely good is that bassist in the middle video?!? And how the hell is that guy singing and playing like that?!?
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Re: Your Really Good Musical Finds
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2009, 04:24:20 PM »
Oh, and how insanely good is that bassist in the middle video?!? And how the hell is that guy singing and playing like that?!?

I don't know if you play bass but that type of technique is called double thump.  Basically you hit the string up and own with your thumb like a guitar pick and pluck up with your middle finger in triplets so its 1-2-3 1-2-3 1-2-3 really really fast.  Now on top of that he's doing hammer-ons so at times its actually in quadruplets 1-2-H-3.  And every once in a while he's tapping with his playing hand.  So to answer your question, EXTREMELY insanely good.

Singing and playing is a skill that you have to learn like everything else and I think some people simply can or can't do it.  There are guys who can do these amazing guitar solos but if they try to sing at the same time the can't play crap because they can't worry about two things at once. Other people can't play better than a few guitar chords but can sing at the same time with ease.

With this bass playing, it looks WAY harder than it really is because its all about playing a certain technique that has a pattern.  Like I said, down thumb->up thumb->pluck in a triplet.  You just learn that slowly first and then over time you build up speed and get used to it.  Eventually it becomes no different than strumming because it really isn't.  Really your hand just goes up and down up and down like regular strumming except when you're doing it you're making sure your thumb hits going down and then your thumb hits again as well as your middle finger plucking going up.  Your hand is still going up and down but because of the way your hitting the strings it causes what I'm going to call an "auditory illusion" (yeah I did just make that up).  Its like how a drummer does a drum roll, he's not actually moving his arms up and down to hit the drum that fast it just sounds like it by the way the drum sticks are vibrating off the players hand.

Don't know if you play any or can follow anything I just said but there you go.