#1
Do any of my fretless fellows ever tap into all the millions of microtones you can get from a lack of frets? I'm just starting to use them, at first, you can't a big difference, but after a while, you can hear it very well. I encourage you guys to try them, there are limitless possibilities.
#2
micro tones? i play double bass & cello as well as my standard electric bass and guitar. neither cello nor dohble bass have frets. what are these microtones you speak of?
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#3
I use them when I play guitar parts. you can use them to imitate chords (somewhat)
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#4
Quote by bassmonkey16
micro tones? i play double bass & cello as well as my standard electric bass and guitar. neither cello nor dohble bass have frets. what are these microtones you speak of?

Anything between 2 consecutive notes, a lot of Indian/Middle Eastern music has them. The would be what would be between, say, A# and B. Tones within tones.
#5
Its playing inside a fret. Not real notes, somewhat sharp or flat.

Totally new sounds.
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#6
^They are definatly 'real' tones, you can hear them, right? They just cannot be definated/grasped by the Western ear, which is used to hearing in an unflexible 12 note system.
#7
I can see your socialist views go beyond politics. I like your style.

screw the system.
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I can see your socialist views go beyond politics. I like your style.

screw the system.

How ironic, seeing as socialism is so very systematic. Thank you, though.
#9
I guess I see the system as religion and conservatism. Socialism is a liberal society on a fiscal conservative base. Quite ideal.

Anyway, I sometimes use microtones to make some songs more dynamic, say playing between the 1st and 2nd frets instead of the 2nd in the beginning of "money".
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#10
^I see; I use them when I'm trying to get an Eastern flavor, I really want to de-fret one of my guitars for that same purpose.
#11
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I guess I see the system as religion and conservatism. Socialism is a liberal society on a fiscal conservative base. Quite ideal.

Anyway, I sometimes use microtones to make some songs more dynamic, say playing between the 1st and 2nd frets instead of the 2nd in the beginning of "money".

i don't think it is making it more dyanic so to speak i think it is just making it sharp or flat... sounds wrong in the context of what you speak...

but i guess there could be occasion to play these notes...
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#12
I have played a fretless guitar. Youd have to be a bass player to do it: the chords take some reaching. You ever thought about movable frets?
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#13
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I have played a fretless guitar. Youd have to be a bass player to do it: the chords take some reaching. You ever thought about movable frets?

Yeah, they're called fingers. No, but frets have to be anchored into the wood or else they're gonna get pushed around when the strings push down on them.
#14
Not true. look at a sitar. movable frets. having played one, the frets dont move unless you want them to.
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#15
I remember when I was little I would curse at my piano for not having a "B#" key lol.


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#16
lol.
Guys, have you never used a slide on your bass? Sounds superb! That's why slide guitar sounds so good, you utilise all those frequencies which you can't get by fretting..

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#17
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lol.
Guys, have you never used a slide on your bass? Sounds superb! That's why slide guitar sounds so good, you utilise all those frequencies which you can't get by fretting..

try it with an Ebow - it rocks..


meh, not a fan of slide. it gives it a weird sound

and i don't intentionally use Microtones (my perception of pitch is **** as it is )
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#18
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Not true. look at a sitar. movable frets. having played one, the frets dont move unless you want them to.





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though seriously, someone should try that.