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  Topic: nylon strings
nylenny

Replies: 5
Views: 16332

PostForum: The Bass Space   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:32 pm   Subject: Nylon Strings
Corky,

There are several types of strings to which you may be referring.

There are many string choices for double bass. Although most players use steel, flat wounds these days, you can also get ...
  Topic: Bass Rigs
nylenny

Replies: 6
Views: 10448

PostForum: The Bass Space   Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:35 am   Subject: Bass Rigs
Hi Corky,

Aguilars are nice; however, I sold the Aguilar, and am using a Glockenklang head (from Germany) and an AccuGroove cab. I am focusing on double bass quite a bit these days, and this comb ...
  Topic: nylon strings
nylenny

Replies: 5
Views: 16332

PostForum: The Bass Space   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:00 am   Subject: nylon strings
Hi Corky,

I recently picked up a Rick Turner Renaissance bass. It is supposed to be the type of design that is the closest you can get to a stand-up sound (in the fretless iteration at least).
...
  Topic: LBM Progress
nylenny

Replies: 8
Views: 11016

PostForum: The Bass Space   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:53 am   Subject: LBM Progress
Hey Bassman, Glad to hear someone else does that! I strap my bass really high too. My main instrument is classical guitar, and I use the same right hand posture for both instruments, so I need to ke ...
  Topic: Best tube amps for jazz
nylenny

Replies: 2
Views: 6961

PostForum: Gear Talk   Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:04 pm   Subject: Best tube amps for jazz
Even though many players are now using solid state gear, there are those that stick with tube equipment.

What is the best tube gear? I've heard the names Bruno and Victoria tossed around as high-e ...
  Topic: Mackie ONYX Portable Firewire Recording System
nylenny

Replies: 1
Views: 5708

PostForum: Recording Your Work   Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:35 pm   Subject: Mackie ONYX Portable Firewire Recording System
I recently picked up an ONYX Satellite Recording System; I can't say enough good things about it. Does anyone else use one?

First, it is reasonably priced -- about $170 online.

It's versatile. ...
  Topic: G7
nylenny

Replies: 2
Views: 6719

PostForum: Gear Talk   Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:56 pm   Subject: G7
Mark,

Thanks for the quick response.

Unfortunately, that's what I suspected.

I did, however, find a way to get a similar result. You can indicate a secondary fret by including "finger ...
  Topic: G7
nylenny

Replies: 2
Views: 6719

PostForum: Gear Talk   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:40 am   Subject: G7
Does anyone know if you can create "scale type" grid diagrams in G7? I would like to put more than one dot on a given string in the diagram. Also, I was wondering if you can use different ...
  Topic: Lessons By Mail
nylenny

Replies: 27
Views: 49486

PostForum: Lessons by Mail   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:56 pm   Subject: Lessons By Mail
Mark, that's great news about the CC essays being included in Just Jazz Guitar. I've learned a lot from them.
  Topic: Lessons By Mail
nylenny

Replies: 27
Views: 49486

PostForum: Lessons by Mail   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:01 am   Subject: Lessons By Mail
the dominant blues sound of the key is extremely useful in navigating

Mark, thanks! That is a cool concept for navigating the jazz blues.
  Topic: Lessons By Mail
nylenny

Replies: 27
Views: 49486

PostForum: Lessons by Mail   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:45 pm   Subject: Lessons By Mail
Another thing I find helpful for keeping my place in a swing blues is to sing bass lines (starting with just roots) when I am away from the guitar -- like when I am walking. I started out doing this ...
  Topic: Lessons By Mail
nylenny

Replies: 27
Views: 49486

PostForum: Lessons by Mail   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:25 pm   Subject: Lessons By Mail
Odel,

Hang in there! I did it too. It comes with time.

On the jazz blues, I found that the most important thing vis-a-vis th standard 12 bar form is to remember the VI7 chord comes at bar 8, ...
  Topic: Transcribing as an Overall Approach
nylenny

Replies: 7
Views: 11612

PostForum: Transcribing & Learning by Ear   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:58 am   Subject: Transcribing as an Overall Approach
The avoid tones are the best! Especially b7 over a major seventh chord!
  Topic: Transcribing as an Overall Approach
nylenny

Replies: 7
Views: 11612

PostForum: Transcribing & Learning by Ear   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:14 pm   Subject: Transcribing as an Overall Approach
The other secret I've discovered to getting a lot done in a short timeframe (I am always pressed for practice time) is to hit as many things as possible at once. For example, I will transcribe a Good ...
  Topic: Transcribing as an Overall Approach
nylenny

Replies: 7
Views: 11612

PostForum: Transcribing & Learning by Ear   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:57 pm   Subject: Transcribing as an Overall Approach
Larry, I should add that I've discovered some tricks to increase the amount of time I'm spending on transcribing.

For example, I try to practice classical guitar technique every day. So I play a ...
 
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