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(YouTube)   The most beautiful solo electric bass performance you'll see and hear today, courtesy of the great Rich Brown   (youtube.com) divider line 32
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2013-10-26 05:43:09 PM
Nice find, never heard of this guy.  Thanks, subbs!

/bass player
//hate bass solos
 
2013-10-26 05:45:45 PM
My god, it's full of Nguyen
 
2013-10-26 06:36:45 PM
It'd be interesting to pair him with Marty Friedman from his "Scenes" era.
 
2013-10-26 06:38:53 PM
subby/videographer here...

very welcome Thunderboy. Rich used to play in my band Autorickshaw, and is a phenomenal musician, and the nicest guy.

/unexpected green!
 
2013-10-26 07:01:45 PM
Well the guy can certainly play scales.
 
2013-10-26 07:58:33 PM
Almost 9 minutes? Of THAT?

Really?

Pass.
 
2013-10-26 08:30:12 PM

StrangeQ: Well the guy can certainly play scales.


John Buck 41: Almost 9 minutes? Of THAT?

Really?

Pass.


Ah, the Fark "Didn't watch but will comment anyway" brigade.
 
2013-10-26 09:01:57 PM

Thunderboy: StrangeQ: Well the guy can certainly play scales.

John Buck 41: Almost 9 minutes? Of THAT?

Really?

Pass.

Ah, the Fark "Didn't watch but will comment anyway" brigade.


Oh, I watched. Some. More than enough, as a matter of fact.

//you'll get over it
 
2013-10-26 09:26:45 PM

John Buck 41: Oh, I watched. Some. More than enough, as a matter of fact.


Yeah, yeah, you're musically illiterate.  We get it.  Most people don't make it a point of pride, but go you!
 
2013-10-26 09:40:59 PM

Thunderboy: John Buck 41: Oh, I watched. Some. More than enough, as a matter of fact.

Yeah, yeah, you're musically illiterate.  We get it.  Most people don't make it a point of pride, but go you!


And you like shiatty uninspired non-melodic 'music' that I could teach my dogs to play. Good for you. We're even.
 
2013-10-26 10:15:16 PM

John Buck 41: Thunderboy: John Buck 41: Oh, I watched. Some. More than enough, as a matter of fact.

Yeah, yeah, you're musically illiterate.  We get it.  Most people don't make it a point of pride, but go you!

And you like shiatty uninspired non-melodic 'music' that I could teach my dogs to play. Good for you. We're even.


Translation: "I'm an idiot who doesn't know anything about music and if I don't understand it, it's crap".

I'm actually willing to bet your dogs could teach you more than you could teach them.
 
2013-10-26 10:16:14 PM
Holy shiat, That was pretty damn good.
 
2013-10-26 10:48:21 PM
That was good....but I think Stu Hamm's recording of Ave Maria on Radio Free Albamuth is gorgeous
 
2013-10-26 10:52:53 PM

Iplaybass: John Buck 41: Thunderboy: John Buck 41: Oh, I watched. Some. More than enough, as a matter of fact.

Yeah, yeah, you're musically illiterate.  We get it.  Most people don't make it a point of pride, but go you!

And you like shiatty uninspired non-melodic 'music' that I could teach my dogs to play. Good for you. We're even.

Translation: "I'm an idiot who doesn't know anything about music and if I don't understand it, it's crap".

I'm actually willing to bet your dogs could teach you more than you could teach them.


More like 'if I don't like it, it's crap' but thanks for joining in the fun with thunderboy and me. The more the merrier.

Oh, I'm guessing you play bass. Isn't that cute! Not to mention totally unbiased, I'm sure.
 
2013-10-26 11:38:14 PM

John Buck 41: Iplaybass: John Buck 41: Thunderboy: John Buck 41: Oh, I watched. Some. More than enough, as a matter of fact.

Yeah, yeah, you're musically illiterate.  We get it.  Most people don't make it a point of pride, but go you!

And you like shiatty uninspired non-melodic 'music' that I could teach my dogs to play. Good for you. We're even.

Translation: "I'm an idiot who doesn't know anything about music and if I don't understand it, it's crap".

I'm actually willing to bet your dogs could teach you more than you could teach them.

More like 'if I don't like it, it's crap' but thanks for joining in the fun with thunderboy and me. The more the merrier.

Oh, I'm guessing you play bass. Isn't that cute! Not to mention totally unbiased, I'm sure.


gifmansion.com
 
2013-10-27 12:08:20 AM

tala-wallah: subby/videographer here...

very welcome Thunderboy. Rich used to play in my band Autorickshaw, and is a phenomenal musician, and the nicest guy.

/unexpected green!


Nice job.  Loved the way you shot it and put it together with two layers with different moody colors.

I thought it was nice to listen to, like of like something from Opera Sauvage or Voices.
 
2013-10-27 01:02:55 AM
He is a very talented musician for sure. But...

I couldn't help but think of this
 
2013-10-27 01:06:22 AM
It's not what I expect when I hear the words "bass solo". Remove that designation and it's a well expressed composition.
 
2013-10-27 02:00:47 AM
When drums stop ....
 
2013-10-27 02:16:28 AM
At the risk of not sounding superior or smug, I have to say I quite enjoyed it.  Thanks, subster
 
2013-10-27 02:33:27 AM
I scrolled through the first 5 minutes but no, he never went below the 12th fret so... not a bass solo
 
2013-10-27 04:42:09 AM
Man, some of you guys are so bitter.  I thought it was pretty good.
 
2013-10-27 08:49:19 AM

leftymcrighty: I scrolled through the first 5 minutes but no, he never went below the 12th fret so... not a bass solo


To be fair, it is labeled as a solo bass performance, which it is a bit different thing. Add to that this is only 8 minutes out of a solo bass concert. So I will cut him some slack on that. What I would mark him down for his use of a 6 string bass. (Not too serious an objection)

As for prettiest? I still give the edge to James Jamerson's work on Darling Dear:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND-iW51idC0

But in the end? I enjoyed it. It had a little Return to Forever vibe to it. I will listen to it again and maybe see what else this guy has posted. So, thanks subs.
 
2013-10-27 09:48:26 AM

Cuchulane: He is a very talented musician for sure. But...

I couldn't help but think of this


Thank you.
 
2013-10-27 12:08:22 PM
As a composition of music, it does an excellent job of what it's supposed to do. It sets a scene and draws you in to the feel he was trying to communicate (not for everyone, but I enjoyed it). Although I'm not familiar with the guitarist this was inspired from, I'm inclined to think that the note choices were based on a scale with less than 12 tones. Dat bass tone, well damn...

I'm not directly on this guy's scene, but we have numerous mutual friends... his name is never mentioned without loads of respect. Considering the restraint and 'big picture' thinking of this piece, I can see why.
 
2013-10-27 12:12:34 PM
well done, not my cup of tea though, but went very well with another Fark video "Every single stare in all 5 'Twilight' films in a single 26 minute super-cut"
 
2013-10-27 01:40:37 PM
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2013-10-27 04:14:41 PM

John Buck 41: Thunderboy: John Buck 41: Oh, I watched. Some. More than enough, as a matter of fact.

Yeah, yeah, you're musically illiterate.  We get it.  Most people don't make it a point of pride, but go you!

And you like shiatty uninspired non-melodic 'music' that I could teach my dogs to play. Good for you. We're even.


motoya dot jay pee gee.
 
2013-10-27 05:41:17 PM

Thunderboy: John Buck 41: Thunderboy: John Buck 41: Oh, I watched. Some. More than enough, as a matter of fact.

Yeah, yeah, you're musically illiterate.  We get it.  Most people don't make it a point of pride, but go you!

And you like shiatty uninspired non-melodic 'music' that I could teach my dogs to play. Good for you. We're even.

motoya dot jay pee gee.


Subtle. So subtle I have no idea what you're driving at. KInda defeats the purpose of making your point, almost 24 hours later.
 
2013-10-27 06:21:37 PM

John Buck 41: Subtle. So subtle I have no idea what you're driving at. KInda defeats the purpose of making your point, almost 24 hours later.


Oops.  A typo.  Montoya. Here's a picture to assist you:

i13.photobucket.com

That solo begins and ends with a very clear melodic statement.  Saying there is no melody solidifies your position among the pantheon of Fark's know-nothing know-it-alls.

And yes, I spent most of the day offline.  Thanks for checking in on me!
 
2013-10-27 06:58:27 PM

Thunderboy: And yes, I spent most of the day offline. Thanks for checking in on me!


You're most welcome. Cheers, and happy listening to whatever you like  :)
 
2013-10-27 11:37:10 PM
No funk
no groove
no balls
all notes on the upper octave part of the neck (12th fret and higher)
Got an E and B string? why not use them?


why a "bass" player?
Switch to guitar for solos like that.
bass belongs in the low-end.
 
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