Andy Irvine "Sound of Bass" Australian Workshop Tour

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Re: Andy Irvine "Sound of Bass" Australian Workshop Tour

Post by basshack » 01 May 2014, 22:30

From an email sent to us today from Dominant!

Thanks very much for registering to attend the Sound Of Bass Workshop!

Due to overwhelming demand, the address of the Box Hill Instritute workshops have had to change to a bigger theatre!

The new address is
465 Elgar Road, Box Hill 3128.


The Box Hill workshop is a special event - There is heaps more Bass Fun to be had earlier on in the day!

From 2.00 - 3.00 there will be a clinic on rhythm section playing and finding the groove with Lucas Taranto on bass, Ben Wiesner on drums and Robert Bratetich on guitar.
To finish the day Andy Irvine will be on a 5.00 presenting a bass clinic.
There will be a display of rare Warwick Instruments!
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Post by bloodmason » 02 May 2014, 19:11

On my way in to the Adelaide workshop now :D
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Re: Andy Irvine "Sound of Bass" Australian Workshop Tour

Post by Boopbohead » 03 May 2014, 15:49

How was it?
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Post by basshack » 03 May 2014, 21:01

Really interesting. Discussions throughout the afternoon centred around timing, groove and learning from all the presenters. Rob Little spoke and played well working through a music book he was involved in and is part of the syllabus. I don't envy the students who have to learn some of the pieces the timing was challenging.

Dominant had a range of basses on show in the foyer including the new Fortress and the whole show was run through the new LWA1000 and an LW410. There was a rack of Hellborg gear on stage as well but I'm not sure it was used. Didn't need it though the new gear sounded really good.

Andy was very easy to listen to, chatty and obviously passionate and there were a few "take-homes" like count in 16ths. He set this little 4 note groove up and developed it over a few minutes, held a sustained note at the end for around 10 seconds, all while chatting, and amazingly (to me at least) slid back down the board and finished it right on the 1. I had to ask him whether that was deliberate and he does it by continuing the counting in the spaces he creates but also thinking about the development of the chordal structure at the same time as he improvises. He certainly knows he scales and such as you'd expect from a very talented guy.

My highlight was talking with him afterwards, couldn't bring myself to beforehand but had to thank him afterwards. Nice guy. I hope the rest of the shows are as good as this one
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Post by drbass » 03 May 2014, 21:16

Thoroughly enjoyed it as well (talking about the Melbourne event), good to see Blaine and Luke (who lives just around the corner from me but we travel 30 km to catch up).

Some interesting messages, not unexpectedly "know your stuff" but in the same breath "forget about it when you play". Counting was high on the agenda (which I don't do, might be something to look into). Lucas (?) Taranto talked some about pushing and laying back (just ahead, or just behind the beat) which I have been thinking about a lot lately myself (caused by exposure to a number of different drummers). He had a gorgeous Fodera.

And following on from that the sound was indeed amazing. Everyone had "their" sound playing through the same rig. Pretty cool.

And yes, some amazing Warwick timber. My first look at Mono bags, now on the shopping list (only item, I am happy otherwise).

Great afternoon all round, looking forward to the next one. Nice to catch up with Michael from Dominant as well - I'll show you my 90 Thumb 4 NT next time.

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Re: Andy Irvine "Sound of Bass" Australian Workshop Tour

Post by FunkDragon » 03 May 2014, 23:39

Thanks Dominant & Andy!

Andy is a cool cat. I like his approach to music and life.
I went to the Brisbane event.
Was cool to meet & hear Andy.
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Re: Andy Irvine "Sound of Bass" Australian Workshop Tour

Post by rev matt » 04 May 2014, 10:32

I'll be there in Sydney tomorrow night
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Re: Andy Irvine "Sound of Bass" Australian Workshop Tour

Post by Petebass » 04 May 2014, 13:00

A few of us Sydney guys are going to the nearby Arthouse Hotel for a bite to eat and a beer beforehand. All welcome. 6pm on the ground floor.
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Re: Andy Irvine "Sound of Bass" Australian Workshop Tour

Post by wilbur88 » 04 May 2014, 13:06

We always miss out on the fun stuff in WA. :cry

And the workshops too. :cool:
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Re: Andy Irvine "Sound of Bass" Australian Workshop Tour

Post by Sp00ge0nBass » 05 May 2014, 18:36

I'll be there tonight in syd, suicidal tendencies beanie if anyone sees me say hi!
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Post by Sp00ge0nBass » 05 May 2014, 21:32

What an amazing experience and an amazing guy, I definitely recommend every to go and share his experience.


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Re: Andy Irvine "Sound of Bass" Australian Workshop Tour

Post by jamiesdad » 06 May 2014, 07:06

Thanks to the crew at Dominant for bringing him out ... Very interesting night. Didn't help my thumb bass GAS. :)
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Re: Andy Irvine "Sound of Bass" Australian Workshop Tour

Post by Petebass » 06 May 2014, 07:23

Ditto. Andy made many good points, and he made them well. It sounds like we got a different show to the other states, no talk about counting while you play ......

Special thanks to Craig Calhoun for asking the Allens staff to do something about the dozens of rattling snare drums in the store. Things sounded much better without the tscscscscscsc drone in the background.

I'll admit I Googled the thumb bass on the train on the way home. I wonder why the pickup position on the 5 is so different to the 4?
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Re: Andy Irvine "Sound of Bass" Australian Workshop Tour

Post by drbass » 06 May 2014, 10:09

Petebass wrote: I'll admit I Googled the thumb bass on the train on the way home. I wonder why the pickup position on the 5 is so different to the 4?
Always wondered that myself ...
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Re: Andy Irvine "Sound of Bass" Australian Workshop Tour

Post by BassInvader » 06 May 2014, 18:54

More than likely is offset to catch the sweet spot of the B string. The 6 string version is different again... not quite as drastically as between the 4 and 5 though

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