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Sun Apr 7, 2013, 03:18 AM

did something good for myself tonight.

Hubby was on the front porch playing his fake Paul McCartney bass while playing along with Beatle CDs.
He was playing through his Fender Twin Reverb which is a pretty serious amp.

We are both musicians but have totally different approaches.
We have never been able to find music we both wanted to practice and record, although we have both used computer software, I used my synthesizer to arrange and record classical/opera songs.

He inputs notes one at a time with a mouse; I am a fairly decent piano player and play it live on my synth and go clean it up on the software when I have sloppy note attacks and such.

I grew up on classical and opera and classical is my first love. I took piano and violin lessons for many years, starting when I was five. Learned to read treble and bass clef both. Got tired of the fiddle after about 15 yrs b/c community orchestra was not a challenge anymore. I'd played all the major symphonic repertoire and I was tired of it. Kept playing piano just for myself.

He started out on guitar in '64 because of the Beatles. I grew up in the 60s and 70s as well, and loved old rock, but I never saw it as challenging enough to hold my interest in playing, unless it was possible to improvise on piano, and I haven't seen piano players generally do that in rock, when it's primarily guitar-based.

People have asked me why we didn't work together and I told them the truth: Rock is not musically challenging enough for me & I don't like distortion which is what all rock degenerated into, it seems. Jazz might be. I am a big fan of Pat Metheny, jazz guitarist.

I quit listening to rock and decided that it was dead when The Police broke up in 1983. They were the last rock band I heard that I thought was interesting.

Some years ago he bought me a Fender Jazz Bass. A jazz bass has lines on the neck, but no actual frets. Like a violin, viola, cello or bass. I told him I could play electric bass if it had no frets and was tuned in fifths, like a cello. I tried to teach myself guitar in high school and the intervals did not compute.

He inspired me and I got my jazz bass out and he switched to lead guitar and we jammed. I tried to learn bass lines. They're not that complicated, and if needed I can read bass clef since I'm a piano player.


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Sun Apr 7, 2013, 03:32 AM

1. Awesome. Mr. Bungle is easily my favorite rock band.





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Sun Apr 7, 2013, 09:49 AM

2. Keep it up!

Glad to read your story, I've been wanting to get back into playing music too. I'm in no way trained as well as you but, that music and the wild beast thing really reverberates in my soul.
Last night around 2:30 the dog had to go out and I couldn't get back to sleep, so I put the ear buds in and listened to my newly down loaded Boz Scaggs, the fast songs weren't to good at putting me back to sleep, But the live "Somebody loan
me a dime" did the trick.

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Mon Apr 8, 2013, 05:53 PM

3. That's great!!! I always loved singing with my brother playing the guitar growing up.

Sadly, he's stopped playing as he has gotten older and has his extended family living with him.

Even though all of my family - hubby, my daughter and son are all into music in some way, we don't really sing together like that. We're in organized music (Chorale, choir, symphony, handbells). There is just something about jamming like you and your hubby did that is just plain freeing and relaxing. I do sing with my daughter when I can get her started. If you weren't in a room with us and we alternated, I don't know that you could pick out who was who, our voices sound so similar. On my bucket list is singing a duet with her in church or at another function.

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