Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Bass Shredding

I was on and I seen on their main page was a featured video clip called "Bass Shredding." I watched it and it was pretty good. I mean it's a lot better then just playing the standard chords like some bassists do.

Some person on YouTube commented and said:

"Hey, bassists aren't supposed to be played like faggy guitars."

I replyed to that person and said:

"Try telling Geddy Lee that. Geddy Lee doesn't play the standard chords like some do."

Click the following link to check out that video.

Bass Shredding

Friday, May 12, 2006

The Scientist By Coldplay

On Tuesday we tried to play a couple of songs. We attempted "De Do Do Do De Da Da Da" by The Police and "The Scientist" by Coldplay. Now The Police song sounded pretty good except we didn't know when to end it. Part of learning a song is knowing when to end it. I guess it could of gone worse.

"The Scientist" by Coldplay sounded bad. It's not that Mark or myself didn't know how to play it. It's just that Steve, Thomas, and Hillary didn't really know the song and it made it hard for me to sing and therefore I got lost on where we were. Mark decided to play the piano for this song and it sounded really good. Cory played pretty good on the drums, otherwise we bombed.

I like that we are trying songs that might be harder then what some of the youth are used to. But it doesn't help when they don't know the song very well. Then that becomes a problem due to the fact that we have to play songs they know. I would like to teach the youth some new songs, but I don't know what they know and what level they are at. But I am pretty they are not a highish level of playing except Mark, myself, and Steve to a point. Cory is even slowly progressing in his drumming skills.

I guess we will see what this coming Tuesday holds. Make sure you come!