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BazzBass
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Re: Tribute bands

Post by BazzBass » 27 Feb 2015, 11:21

a big generalisation to say all originals musos only play within themselves. I write challenging basslines and never settle for the easy way out. You forget the teensy weensy fact that an originals musician actually WRITES their own parts. A bit of a harder skill than learning a TAB,seriously.Takes two or three run throughs of a TAB to nail it,mostly. So don't start looking down on originals musicians,please.
Also, don't tell me an ACDC coverband challenges the bassist hehe. Then again,a Rush or Dream Theatre cover band would be as challenging as it gets,so I'm not saying all cover band gigs are easy either.
I've always played originals, but also covers so I kinda have a foot in both doors.
Just don't start saying playing covers is more challenging than playing originals.We play covers for the money.Thats all.Both forms of bands are just as legit and worthwhile. many many musos play in both band types.
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Re: Tribute bands

Post by rodl2005 » 27 Feb 2015, 12:39

Well as I consider myself an original musician too. ..I sure ain't saying that they all play WITHIN themselves. .. Just that USUALLY a person writing or making riffs etc up themselves are doing so IN THEIR OWN STYLE.
And, I for one, have never learned anything from TAB.
Then again. ...
I think. .. me. .. That playing a Johnny Cash song for example might be much harder than playing a Dream Theater - for example- song. Not just for the individual muso. . But for the band as a whole.
In all my years of playing... I've found its the simple songs that are the hardest to make sound great.
I never started that I was "looking down" on ANYBODY. . Either.
So. .. I'm outta here.
Carry on and good luck.
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Re: Tribute bands

Post by BassLine » 27 Feb 2015, 16:15

Lets not turn this into a TB thread where people get upset over what was either poorly articulated or completely misconstrued. Get over yourselves and move on - there's more important things in life.
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Re: Tribute bands

Post by rodl2005 » 27 Feb 2015, 17:17

Like. ... slushies :P
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