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Tommorow I am going to jam with my friend who is a drummer and this bass player he knows, so he said that he is very good but he listens to stuff like blues and jazz and he is kind of arrogant.

I want to make a good impression so that he will join mah band, got any tips on how to impress a jazz bassist?
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#3
Learn some sick SRV licks
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#4
Play on the B and E strings.
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Show him your.... "talent".


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Guitarist? Trying to impress a BASSIST?
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Tell him the strings and frets are notes.
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#9
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Tommorow I am going to jam with my friend who is a drummer and this bass player he knows, so he said that he is very good but he listens to stuff like blues and jazz and he is kind of arrogant.

I want to make a good impression so that he will join mah band, got any tips on how to impress a jazz bassist?

You've impressed me enough already sweetcheeks.
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Learn some sick SRV licks

But he isn't a jazz player.
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But he isn't a jazz player.


Hang on. Wait.

*Re-reads original post*

Huh?
#13
As a jazz bass player/heavy metal guitarist myself, the one thing that impresses me more than super sweeps at 294 bpm in 7/16 is the actually KNOWING what you're playing and why those notes sound good in chord.

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Hang on. Wait.

*Re-reads original post*

Huh?

I meant SRV isn't a jazz player, the bass player does play some blues but he is mostly jazz.
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#15
play a repetetive samba/ bossa nova rhythm and let him solo

seriously, its so repetetive but jamming samba sounds so nice
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#18
Be efficient and make good use of rehearsal time. Be clear and concise and know what the hell is coming out of your mouth. The most frustrating thing is when some band "leader" asks you to play with them and he's just fumbling around, wasting time, not ready, disorganized, etc.

I prefer to have sheet music ready to go for me if I'm playing music that I'm not familiar. It saves a lot of time and frustration than someone going "ok now play this note...and this goes llike duh duh duh duh." That's just my personal preference and maybe you can explain verbally if you can be clear and concise, and maybe the guy can't read music, but I've just had terrible experiences with the last guy who waste the entire time showing me how to play simple things just because he's not familiar enough with his own music.

So just be casual but professional, and you can let him know right away that you don't know much about jazz or whatever but if he sees that you can get things done quickly, I don't see why he won't join.

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#19
Learn some Jaco and Wooten

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#20
Explain that guitarists are inherently superior to bassists, and therefore he should respect you.
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#21
Show up with an 8-string guitar and be all like, "Oh.. Sorry, forgot you said a bass player was coming, too" then proceed to play the exact same thing he's playing on the low strings.




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#22
Bring your black and decker power tool set. Preferably an electric screwdriver, or maybe a hand-sander. Bassists are always useful when you're putting up shelves.
#24
Kill yourself. No seriously, it would make me like you a lot better. I see no reason the bassist wouldn't appreciate it also.

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#26
to catch a bassist you must think what makes a good bassist BE THE BASSISTS

no seriously thou just try your best and learn a few songs this bassist might like
#27
Play a subV7(#5)(b9) and you're in.

Alternately, just do strings of ii V I progressions.

Or you could learn this head (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRsMzCnQNpo) and then rip off a nasty solo.

And if you aren't willing to learn any jazz, just play really rhythmically and be very tasteful and particular with your note choice.
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#28
Ummm honestly just be on the level with him. If you aren't as good as he is just show him what you CAN do well. Don't try to play beyond your ability you'll just look silly. Truthfully not to sound like a douche I wouldnt want to join a band f I showed up to rehearsal and everyone started slobbin on my knob. (well actually I might lol). Just be real if he is truly amazing he will know he didn't get like that overnight and he'll know that not everyone is of an equal level of experience. Then again I am not a bassist so I dot know what they think about stuff like this.

On a side note you could always give him some warm fresh kolaches everyone likes those lol.
#29
ask him to play the seinfeld song.
Remember through sounds
Remember through smells
Remember through colors
Remember through towns
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#30
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Kill yourself. No seriously, it would make me like you a lot better. I see no reason the bassist wouldn't appreciate it also.

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#31
So after thinking harder about this topic I did some research. You might want to look at "the things bassists hate" thread on the bass forum If my calculations are correct buy him a couple sets of strings, don't attempt to play his bass, eq your stuff properly , and generally grovel before him as apparently being a bassist is more rare then being a california redwood. If you do all these things in conjunction to not telling him to turn up or down you should be good. Also tell your drummer to stay in time.

This is just a compilation of the median things that bassists hate as gathered from this forum. :-P
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Kill yourself. No seriously, it would make me like you a lot better. I see no reason the bassist wouldn't appreciate it also.

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man this is awesome, not only are you a dick you then proceed to tell him to not be a dick.
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#39
take his bass and outplay him, bassists love that. also, tell him that it's okay for him to turn up loud enough to almost be heard, but only this time. if neither of those work, just steal all his gear, and then all his bass will belong to you!
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Kill yourself. No seriously, it would make me like you a lot better. I see no reason the bassist wouldn't appreciate it also.

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