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Monday, February 23, 2009

Daddy'll Sing Bass

After putting up with a broken-down piece of crap for years, I've purchased a new used Fender P-Bass... hecho en Mexico. Soapy came over and helped me figure out how to use a tiny hex wrench to adjust the bridge action... and a fatty hex wrench to adjust the neck. I got the action lowered nicely, and put some flat-wound strings on it so that it felt a lot like my old bass. In celebration I recorded a new ditty. I broke the 2 minute barrier on this one but have still managed to completely avoid chord changes, verse-chorus-verse song structure, or anything resembling musical sophistication. Enjoy regardless.

Click this sweet axe for new music.

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At 2/23/2009 11:19:00 PM, Blogger Pam said...

Very beautiful John. Got any words? It captures your sweet nature.

At 2/24/2009 08:13:00 PM, Blogger Walaka said...

JohnDaddy. I like it.

(and the music, too)

At 2/25/2009 03:28:00 PM, Blogger lowcoolant said...

Lovely counterpoint. Could use a few more arpeggios and 16th notes.

At 2/26/2009 02:42:00 PM, Blogger John said...

Aww... you guys are so nice.

When I look back someday, I'll say, "I did if for the fans."

Today at work I wrote a little song in celebration of finishing my to do list: "How much... how much do I rock? I rock a lot. I rock a rock a rock a lot."

So there you go Pam... lyrics.

At 2/26/2009 02:44:00 PM, Blogger John said...

BTW, Steve... I don't understand exactly how time signatures are measured. Would you call this 5/4 time? Or 10/8 (seems too slow for that?) There's definitely a 10 count rather than an 8 count between repetitions of the baseline.

At 2/27/2009 01:08:00 AM, Blogger Pam said...

Well those are great lyrics John, but I can't finagle them into the melody. My lack of skills I suppose, so I can say in my ignorance, I think you overdo the baseline. But what do I know? (smilin)

At 2/27/2009 01:10:00 AM, Blogger Bob said...

I dig this.

Can we record SMEAD?


You can still play a G chord, right?

At 2/27/2009 10:24:00 AM, Blogger John said...

I think Smead required a G chord and a C chord. The Bob-ba-ba-Bob song was just a G though.

At 2/27/2009 10:55:00 AM, Blogger lowcoolant said...

I don't understand them either. I say things like "12th notes" and "1/1 time" all the time. Someone who regularly reads music could probably answer your question.

What I hear is a 7 and a 3, though it's probably more correct to describe it with even numbers like a 4 and a 6, or a 6 and a 4.


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