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An American died today

by PaulUK on 07-11-2015 at 09:41 AM
I never met him. I didn't know him. We lived on different continents.

An American died today and it hurts.

Donnie B and I joined the TMBG forum about the same time in 2011. Each of us keen. Each of us green.

He was younger then than I am now. He knew that he had cancer. He wasn't going to let it stop him....

For a while, in the early lessons, he was a month or two ahead of me. Then things would happen. Remission, treatment, chemotherapy... It

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Updated 07-11-2015 at 02:54 PM by PaulUK


Gently does it now.....

by PaulUK on 08-17-2014 at 10:32 AM
Whisper it quietly. I think I have sparked a tiny flame....

I was away for a week on vacation in Santorini, a volcanic Greek island.

No basses, no slap and no pop (at least not that sort).......

I got back to it about a week ago. Everything had slowed down a little, so I reduced the bpm for my warm up and I'm straining slightly with FitP again....

My slapping though has taken a distinct leap forward....It would seem that giving my mind and body

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Updated 08-17-2014 at 10:38 AM by PaulUK


Back to Bassics

by PaulUK on 07-24-2014 at 03:05 PM
Almost two months into lesson 9 and I am getting precisely nowhere with slap and pop.

For me, finger style sounds so much nicer so I'm not greatly motivated to practise the technique and that is affecting my general progress.

I've read about people who become addicted to slapping and I just don't get it. Even done well (and I've listened to more than enough YouTube videos in the last few weeks), it doesn't have much sonic appeal to me.

I do though recognise

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Updated 07-24-2014 at 06:30 PM by PaulUK


Slap and tickle........

by PaulUK on 05-31-2014 at 10:15 AM
Hmmm, lesson 9.................

I've noticed a pattern.

Every time time I get a little comfortable (or is that complacent?) with the TMBG lessons Roy lobs another hand grenade.

Think you can follow a simple tune? Time to improvise!

Sorted out finger style? OK, so now here are some tunes to play with a pick.........

Got simple common time under your belt? What about some swing and some shuffle?

Happy playing single strings?

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Updated 06-01-2014 at 04:38 PM by PaulUK


Hungary for my bass...

by PaulUK on 04-03-2014 at 02:16 PM
This week finds me sitting alone in a bar in Százhalombatta, a town about an hour away from Budapest, on the Danube.

Sounds romantic and mysterious, I know. Until you realise it is a dormitory town for the biggest petrochemical refinery in Hungary and a power plant. Not many towns have 3' diameter insulated pipes in open ditches running through them and vistas comprising enormous pylons, huge red and white striped chimney stacks and massive fuel tank farms.

Obviously, I'm

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Updated 04-14-2014 at 11:33 AM by PaulUK