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Jeff Berlin Bass Direct 26th October 2016


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#1 72deluxe

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 01:06 PM

Hello

Jeff Berlin gave a clinic at Bass Direct. I managed to film much of it from the floor (the tiny shop was full) and there was a bunch of good natured participants. Video is here:

https://youtu.be/OJnX3DRhu_A

BTW if anyone objects to their face in the video, PM and I can take it down, but I think we all learned something from them.

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 02:02 PM

Thanks for posting this. I don't know if it was my system but the live webcast didn't work for me.

Jeff Berlin has a lot to say and some people find him quite controversial. If you listen to him though he talks a lot of sense. Took me a long time to get him too.
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Posted 07 November 2016 - 10:08 PM

I think his point about metronomes is that for practice, working to one isn't essential. He makes the good point that if you know what you're playing and you have a suitable technique, you'll be in time.

Also his point about knowing what notes to play and emphasising harmony as the most important thing before worrying about "groove" is a good point. Really good.
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Posted 08 November 2016 - 09:45 AM

Surprisingly I really enjoyed Jeff Berlin's clinic. I didn't agree with some things he said, in my book thats a good thing. He's a lot less aggressive than he used to come across years ago. Great to see so many bass players out to see it. Kudos to Mark for hosting the event and for Mark Bass for supporting it.

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 12:33 PM

I met a fellow Bass-chatter there but can't remember his name. I saw him the other year at the Midland's bass bash in Leicester where he was playing a red Sadowsky I think, and doing machine-gun slapping (most impressive).

Anyone here?
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Posted 08 November 2016 - 03:53 PM

View Post72deluxe, on 08 November 2016 - 12:33 PM, said:

I met a fellow Bass-chatter there but can't remember his name. I saw him the other year at the Midland's bass bash in Leicester where he was playing a red Sadowsky I think, and doing machine-gun slapping (most impressive).

Anyone here?

Machine-gun slapping, that would have been me. Sorry 'bout that. **hangs head in shame**

Edited by Lee-Man, 08 November 2016 - 03:55 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 09:06 PM

No no it was good! I shook your hand at this clinic but have forgotten your name, sorry. I'm Rich.
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Posted 09 November 2016 - 08:27 AM

Good to meet you Rich.





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