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Is the forum a good idea?

  1. Yes (119 votes [97.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 97.54%

  2. No (3 votes [2.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.46%

Will you be able to contribute loops to the library?

  1. Yes (23 votes [18.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.85%

  2. No (27 votes [22.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.13%

  3. Maybe (72 votes [59.02%])

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#1 ped

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 10:42 AM

Ok folks, here is the idea.

Several people have been looking for free loops to download and play along with for practice/recording at home. There have been some great examples of sites listed buy also several people said they were able to make some loops at home for others to use.

I was thinking if we had this forum split into genres people could look for a style, e.g. Hip Hop and then a tempo and find some loops to try. Members will be able to upload loops too, and there will be a forum to upload loops with your bass lines for discussion and to make requests for certain things.

So take part in the poll and be honest - if there are not enough people to make it work we can abort the idea. You don't have to create the loops yourself, you can link to free loops you find or upload them here if you have permission. One good example of such a site is this link: http://www.drumslive.com/freeloops.htm

We can discuss file types etc later but I think .Wav or even MP3 files would be good all rounders allowing people with various audio programmes to use them.

Let me know what you think - do the poll and post your ideas!

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 10:47 AM

View Postped, on Oct 6 2007, 11:42 AM, said:

Let me know what you think - do the poll and post your ideas!

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you need a "maybe" option for the second half of the poll...

it won't let me vote for just the forum option and leave the contribute part un clicked...
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 10:53 AM

Sorted Paul, thanks.
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 11:26 AM

I do a lot of prep work for my students including sustained chords to practise scales over, drum grooves at various tempos in various styles and chord progressions. Its great for those who don't have access to logic or cubase.

I would do it if there were resources I could use too, though. And I'd like to know how people were using them and if it helped.

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 11:27 AM

I think it's a great idea - it could be a really useful resource. I checked maybe because I have the technology, but time is an issue. I'd like to think I'd be able to contribute something tho'
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 01:38 PM

Great idea. I will also be able to contribute.

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 03:07 PM

looks like it could be swaying towards a good idea... 7 votes, currently at 100% yes :)

yeah, sounds rad. I'm probably not experienced enough to contribute, but I'll give it a shot. I'll definitely use the resource if it's available; anything that improves my playing must be a good thing.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:57 PM

Great idea!

'twould give me some motivation to get my Reason updated for the Intel Mac so I can write some loops to share with others. Much more satisfying for practise loops than my cheap drum machine,

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 11:54 AM

Fantastic idea , That would be awesome

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 04:19 PM

Hey guys

Definitely like the idea of this forum - sharing stuff to help each other improve as players - or those who are just starting out with various styles and techniques is a great idea - I certainly try and contribute.

In the meantime I've been a member of this website - http://www.icompositions.com/ - it's free to sign up and there's nothing dodgy about it - it's basically for people who use Garage Band - I guess you don't have to but it's really interesting to see how creative you can be with this ultra basic bit of software. The really cool things with the site is that every month they give away loads of FREE Apple loops - I've downloaded tons of them over the last year and they really are good - covering all styles from funk to electronic dance grooves, sound effects and loads of percussion samples - it's well worth checking out and you can upload and host your tunes on there for FREE as well.

Hope some of you check it out

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 04:35 PM

This is something I'm really looking forward to. When I first joined the forum I was surprised that the technique and theory section was such a baron wasteland. Perhaps this section will be BCs redemption.
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 03:50 PM

As a tryout I've dug out a groove off my Tascam 8 track and not included the bass, that's for you to do! The mp3 is dual channel mono so download the track, delete one channel and add your bass in its place. I'd really like to hear what you guys come up with.

I've rushed up a space at:-

bass jam

which should be a direct link, if not goto:-

http://www.soundclick.com/bonker999

and look "music" on the menu on the right then look for bass jam.

Edited by Dave_funking_in_the_80s, 14 October 2007 - 03:52 PM.


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Posted 14 October 2007 - 04:08 PM

View Postpaul, the, on Oct 13 2007, 05:35 PM, said:

This is something I'm really looking forward to. When I first joined the forum I was surprised that the technique and theory section was such a baron wasteland.

I've always felt that theory and technique is so fundamental to bass playing that it should be in the general forum rather than in some little visited backwater.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:58 PM

View Postped, on Oct 6 2007, 11:42 AM, said:

Ok folks, here is the idea.

Several people have been looking for free loops to download and play along with for practice/recording at home. There have been some great examples of sites listed buy also several people said they were able to make some loops at home for others to use.

I was thinking if we had this forum split into genres people could look for a style, e.g. Hip Hop and then a tempo and find some loops to try. Members will be able to upload loops too, and there will be a forum to upload loops with your bass lines for discussion and to make requests for certain things.

So take part in the poll and be honest - if there are not enough people to make it work we can abort the idea. You don't have to create the loops yourself, you can link to free loops you find or upload them here if you have permission. One good example of such a site is this link: http://www.drumslive.com/freeloops.htm

We can discuss file types etc later but I think .Wav or even MP3 files would be good all rounders allowing people with various audio programmes to use them.

Let me know what you think - do the poll and post your ideas!

Cheers
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I don't have the technology to contribute but would love to find ways to improve my playing and this would really help that, so a big thumbs up from me :)

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:39 PM

I can help out with some loops, though my software is incredibly naff (Hammerhead; search on this site for me looking for alternatives!) How about some loops that include chord sequences as well? I recorded an incredibly repetitious ii V I track (guitar + drums) ages ago that's nice to practice to. How about some old Real Book tunes as well? Though I'm hazy on where exactly the copyright lies with a lot of that stuff...

View Postpaul, the, on Oct 13 2007, 05:35 PM, said:

This is something I'm really looking forward to. When I first joined the forum I was surprised that the technique and theory section was such a baron wasteland. Perhaps this section will be BCs redemption.

I agree, I wonder how many people stray beyond "The Local". The number of "Moved" threads makes me think that people miss that there are other sections to the site!

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 04:45 PM

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 03:28 PM

Im so stupid.
Someone who can figure out the probably simple way to vote yes and yes please do so on my behalf.
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Posted 03 November 2007 - 11:32 AM

I think you ned to register before you can vote :)
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Posted 03 November 2007 - 07:28 PM

Hehe yes I have set the permissions properly now. I was too excited for that boring stuff at the beginning. It looks like it might be worth setting this up tomorrow and see how it goes.

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 06:48 AM

Just a thought .......Any one out there use Garageband Drum loops?
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 12:25 PM

I used to use Garageband a lot at uni, brilliant fun!!
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:09 AM

Great idea - on the basis I'd be keen to use any tools which would help me improve my playing.
For Groove Library newbies like myself, I suspect there may be value in an idiots guide to getting started - What gear's needed, how to go about using, then ultimately creating anything that might be of value to anyone else here....?
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:30 PM

'Groove Library' conjures up great literal images.
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 06:17 PM

Hey like the sound of that, would be good to have all the different types of music up, im sure it would be a great help to many more people aswell as me =)

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 03:35 PM

View Postpaul, the, on Oct 13 2007, 04:35 PM, said:

This is something I'm really looking forward to. When I first joined the forum I was surprised that the technique and theory section was such a baron wasteland. Perhaps this section will be BCs redemption.

lol - Isn't theory and Technique a baron wasteland for most bass players (you know who you are...)

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 02:39 PM

Sounds good to me, got my vote. :)

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 05:28 PM

View Postgilmour, on Nov 22 2007, 03:35 PM, said:

lol - Isn't theory and Technique a baron wasteland for most bass players (you know who you are...)

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:43 PM

Okay, here's what's missing:

World music section....
Unusual meter section.....

The world music section should be geographically subdivided, and the funny-meter section should cross-reference the other entries (most often, this'll be 6/8 dances from whereverywhere) -

Thus:

Unusual Meter -> Simple Time -> /4

2/4 3/4 5/4 etc.


World -> South America -> Brazil

Afoxe, Afro-Brazilian 6/8, Bahiao, Bossa Nova, Choro, Frevo, Forro, Maracatu, Samba, Samba Reggae, etc., etc.

Within each of those styles, we could have a couple of examples of each sort of music, a little discussion of the common theoretical aspects from each and how their application can affect groove (i.e. clave 'modulation' in Cuba, or swapping upbeeats in Jamaica).

And we can have similarly long entries to Brazil for Cuba, Jamaica, Argentina, Indonesia, Bali, China, Japan, India (subdivided to Karnatka and Hindustani) and so on and on and on.


It must be worth it! Even Baron VonWasteland's heinous plans should not put us off!

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 06:47 PM

This area isn't used much, is it? Perhaps it needs re-thinking or re-invigorating a bit.
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:15 PM

I would love to hear a couple of examples of bossa nova with a little discussion of theoretical aspects. Can anyone help? I'm looking at Nature Boy and Song for My Father in particular, but would be grateful for any pointers on getting the groove.





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