I’m on social media a fair bit. Insta, Facebook and Twitter to be more specific. As a bass player, I like to follow musicians and fellow bassists. Whenever I watch a bassist on Youtube or instagram, I’m always amazed at what I hear. Chops for days!! I personally am not a chopster, so I steered clear of posting my bass playing since it wasn’t like what I was running into. Then, I saw Victor Wooten in an interview and he exhorted the chopsters:
‘Even more than we show the chops, we need to show that we can play bass. That we can support, that we can listen, that we know how to play behind a singer’.
//NOT ENOUGH BASS// is a series of videos of me playing bass to tracks I enjoy. I removed the original bass lines, and added my own. If I did it right, you can’t really tell that my playing is independent of the music. Hope you enjoy them!
Ray Charles. The man with no genre.