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    Default One Armed Bass Player

    Jammin!!


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    Default Re: One Armed Bass Player

    Wow, awesome! Makes me feel totally inadequate.

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    Default Re: One Armed Bass Player

    I applaud him overcoming his disability, but I'm not sure how his dexterity exercises translate to music? You lose a lot of dynamics without a picking hand and I'm having a hard time imagining what he would sound like playing a real bass line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idsnowdog View Post
    a real bass line.
    Define real bass line.

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    I take your point about conventional bass guitar playing dynamics. The entirely hammer-on and pull-off playing techniques exhibited by Bill Clements would be perfect for touch guitar or Chapman Stick. Long sustained notes rely on finger vibrato and/or distortion effects. The speedy percussive style in the video clip would get tired pretty quickly.

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    Bill Clements lives in my town; I've seen his band play a couple of times, and we have worked with a lot of the same musicians. His band does some cool progressive/hard rock/funk/jazz type of thing.

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