#1
Would playing bass on your own be taking away a lot of the point of the bass (In other words would it be pointless to play bass on my own?)
#2
Playing an instrument always has a point.
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#4
It does sort of suck playing bass on your own, but if you enjoy it then it's not pointless right?
#5
No more than any other instrument. Seriously, what kind of question is that?
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It does sort of suck playing bass on your own, but if you enjoy it then it's not pointless right?


I love playing bass on my own. Gives me room to experiment.
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Victor Wooten

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And while you're at it, listen to Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke too. You'll learn to appreciate the bass
#9
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Victor Wooten

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You know who punches him onto the ground, kicks him in the face repeatedly and stamps on his fingers when he begs for forgiveness and a quick death?

Jean Baudin.

His solo stuff supasses Wooten by far.

http://www.myspace.com/jeanbaudin

All done with one bass.
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#10
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No more than any other instrument. Seriously, what kind of question is that?
Yeah exactly.
#11
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Victor Wooten

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Most of victor Wootens work is with his band
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You know who punches him onto the ground, kicks him in the face repeatedly and stamps on his fingers when he begs for forgiveness and a quick death?

Jean Baudin.

His solo stuff supasses Wooten by far.

http://www.myspace.com/jeanbaudin

All done with one bass.


And in that vein: Yves Carbonne and Michael Mannring. All three are complete geniuses and I rate them far higher than Wooten for pure musicality and ability to compose a listenable tune.
#13
This thread is pointless. If you play in a band, playing by yourself is called practicing. If you play solo, playing by yourself is either practicing or performing. If you don't perform, playing by yourself is called a hobby. End of.
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#14
^ what he said

I love playing on my own, you can **** up as much as you want and it doesn't matter

But seriously, playing alone helps you develop your own style, musical ear and tone, s'all good
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Death from above 1979 for the win.
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And in that vein: Yves Carbonne and Michael Mannring. All three are complete geniuses and I rate them far higher than Wooten for pure musicality and ability to compose a listenable tune.


Personally, I like Wooten in a band scenario, but am not too keen on him as a soloist. He um...tends to "over perform" too much.

Mannring, who I've seen live, is a stellar example of the solo bass player. Give the man a looper and he's off and running. And Stuart Hamm can stand on a stage with just him and his bass and hold his own perfectly. (I find Hamm's recorded output a bit more accessible than Mannring's myself).

Bass is what you make it--and as you evolve, so will your playing. You want to be a solo player go for it. You want to lay down the foundation for your band mates, so be it. You want to do both--its all good.

And DFA is not a solo act, Sebastien Grainger is also there on vocals and drums.