Josquin des Pres: I started playing Fretless Bass at the age of 20, this was back Josquin des Pres: I friend had pull out the frets on his Gibson EB2 and he then. Simplified Sight-Reading for Bass. +. Jon Liebman: Bass Aerobics (Book/Online Audio) (Includes Online Access Code. +. Music Theory for the Bass Player: A. La Bernardina (Josquin Desprez) . Alternative. Title. Composer, Josquin Desprez. I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJ Language, French. Composer Time.
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Fretless Questions, player bio, photos, videos, music, and more. How long have you been playing fretless bass?
I started playing Fretless Bass at the age of 20, this was back in and Fretless Bass was a pretty rare instrument. What influenced you to play fretless?
Are you self-taught or did you take lessons? I never took lessons. Who dds your main fretless bass influences or favorite players? First it was Alphonso Johnson but when Jaco Pastorius appeared on the world scene in he re-wrote all the rules.
In just a few years he made the instrument what it his today and what it will jodquin forever. Every fretless bass player is directly or indirectly influenced by Jaco, whether they know it or not, and no one has been able to match his amazing intonation, groove and musicality ever since.
Do you play upright, electric, or both? Which do you prefer? What was your very first fretless bass? Do you still own it? Have you had or played others? Favorite — Fender Precision with a Jazz Bass pickup in the bridge position.
I still own the Carvin and the Washburn. What types of strings and fingerboards do you prefer? I like an ebony fingerboard on the acoustic and boat resin on the electric. What playing styles do you use?
I only play with my fingers index and middle finger. What bands or projects feature you playing fretless bass? Being a studio musician and record producer for over 25 years I have played on more projects then I could ever remember. A current project would be my first solo CD due latethat features Dennis Chambers and Vinny Colaiuta on drums, Tonino Baliardo and Patchai Reyes from the Gipsy Kings on guitar and vocals, and host of guests fretless bass players Steve Dess, Bunny Brunel and many more to be announced.
Do you have a favorite song you played fretless bass on or some notable songs or experiences?
Alex Acuna was on Drums… the closest to Jaco I ever felt…. What would you say is unique about your fretless style? When tastefully used, fretless bass is wonderful in pop music.
Interview – Josquin des Pres
I am not as much of a bass acrobat as some fretless players are… Since I am a pop music producer and player I focus more on bringing out the tone and melodic possibilities of this amazing instrument. Are you still actively playing fretless bass? Do you have any basic advice for bass players looking to take up fretless or those who are currently playing? Practice groove, melody and intonation.
I used to have a very effective yet unconventional practice method… I used to sit in front of TV and play melodies to movie soundtracks for hours, it helped my melodic approach and intonation tremendously. Do you have websites or social media sites you would like to share?
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