I enjoy @terb’s “Post Your Covers!” and “Post your original songs/compositions!” threads—they’re fantastic! And although @terb makes it very clear there isn’t a minimum skill level, recording an entire cover might be beyond some of our skill. I’m starting this thread in an attempt to lower the bar.
I propose recordings of 60 seconds or less (think Instagram) of what you are practicing—not entire covers. We should mostly hear you playing your bass with a minimalist, or quiet, backing track. Mistakes are encouraged (they will get more of us to come out of our shells).
I am posting a fragment of a 12-bar blues. I transcribed it from a recording by Johnny Cox (who I think wrote this bass line as he was transcribing the guitar portion of Blues in A by Frank Gambale). It’s a jazzy tune that is full of quirky tones (those sour notes really aren’t my mistakes!). There are 20 different fretted notes in these 12 bars, a lot of string crossings, and several triplets. I played it at 70 bpm vs Johnny’s 110, and I still had several obvious mistakes in my rhythm. This might not lower the bar in complexity, but it certainly does in execution. Help me lower the bar by posting short fragments of what you’re working on!