Hey i'm in my high school Speech and Drama club performing in an event call 'memorized public address' and i'm looking for a speech to do for that this year. last year i did Winston Churchill's 'This was their finest hour speech' and took 5th in the state for that.
If anyone has an idea for a speech i could do that would be great!
I am looking for the opinions on this bass from people who have actually played it. i played one of these today and fell in love, does anyone know where the best place is to get a cheaper one? any specific problems with it? i'm just looking to know if this is actually a good bass to spend around $1100 on.
Are there such a thing? My band teacher wants me to use the upright bass on one of our more classical songs, and he said that i need to look up and get some pick ups ordered for the upright. Does anyone know of a good brand that makes them or somewhere that can at least give me a selection of different ones?
Now i know that you said something not to difficult, but the prelude to the 1st cello suite, by Bach is a really good song for showing off your technique...however it is rather difficult, but if you have the time it's a fun piece to learn anyway.
Something else to look at would be Sir Duke, by Stevie Wonder, it's a fun one to play, but you will need the music to play along too.
Hey guys i'm looking in to getting a new bass, i'm out growing my old peavey mellinium that i got at first and i'm looking to the good old fender's for my next one. I would like to know, from those people who have played fender basses before their opinion on their strenghts and weaknesses, along with which model (american, standard that kind of stuff) and which countries actually make good basses. any input is nice, thanks all.
Ok so i have been playing bass for over a year now (...wow really that long?) and i am currently in my schools band. As a requirement we have to compete at the district festival where we perform either solos or as an ensemble.
So here is what i as of you. I need a piece to play. my teacher is having some trouble finding anything...can't imagine why... but i am needing a something that would be impressive to play on bass, is technically challenging, and will make sense on it's own.
A tall order most likely but i have faith in you! any suggestions at all would be amazing. links to youtube, song names, people who write amazing stuff, or anything of the sort would be amazing.
And i have heard of Victor Wooten...however i haven't found a song of his i can play...same with anything by Jaco Pastorious
And as always i thank anyone who will take the time to read and reply to this!
I am a bass player by nature, but i have recently acquired a cheap little harmony knock-off electric guitar and i am just wondering if there are just some general cheap things that can be done to any guitar to improve it's sound.
That happened on a masive scale with the nomination of Rick Astley for the musician of the century in Europe. Internet pole are for win, and it's weird but Rick is actually making a really good comeback now.
I like the idea of that Peavey. They are the king of budget basses, IMO. The millennuim is the only budget bass I've ever known a pro to play live. (John Campbell form Lamb of God uses them)
I completely like the peavey i've had for the past year or so. It's a solid bass that's nice to play and it's versital too, so you can experiment with the tone you are looking for.
The strings aren't as important as the pickups in some ways. Factory strings generally go with the compromise in tone and they don't lean one way or the other. so once you find out what the tone you want is then you can buy some new one's that will fit that, but you will be fine with the factory until then.
don't know quite as much about the pickups other than pretty much any brand you get will be better i.e. less buzz and hum, than the factory standard.
If I were a jazz band leader auditioning a bassist, which I am, only I am the bassist and so am not auditioning one, I wouldn't given half a wooden nickel whether someone could play some rock riff they've played a million times.
Jazz bands want someone who 1. has good time and 2. can walk. It's all about the walkin'. Thinking on your feet and using your theory and your ears.
You need to find yourself a well-known jazz standard and simply walk to it, maybe eventually taking a solo, depending on the kind of jazz.
point taken, the ablitity to read sheet music is also a very good thing to learn if you havn't taken the time yet. scales and modes or other such things will help you to walk more easily as well.
That's fine, I was just saying that this thread is arbitrary. Do all the research you want, I encourage it; I don't think I've ever made a significant purchase without careful research. The thread's just like saying "when I grow up I'm going to have this car" or something to that effect.
This is his research. he is asking us for some brands that would be worth his time to look into, and not just making a declaration.
but i have to agree that an american made fender jazz, or sting ray would be worth your time to look into and try out if you can.
I'm a Bass guitarist in the sense that i play almost a rhythm guitar sort of harmony, but i haven't actually gotten to the point to purchase a pedal with a whole bunch of effects so i have my own sound just doesn't stick out as much as it could.
but you should go to the store and try some out, there are heaps of amps in that price range for practise and we dont know what tone you want
My problem is that i live in an incredibly small town and i don't have the option to go to the nearest guitar center on a whim (which is 500 miles away), so i try to do a bunch of research to find out what there is out there in between trips.
but as for tone i'm looking for something versital as i play many styles, from metal to jazz.