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Notes from Victor Wooten Bass Clinic  
Thursday, July 16, 2009, 03:15 AM - musicFoo
Music is like a language; you learn it best by immersion.

KEY
Find the root internally.
Play a riff, then add the bottom notes.
Understand "top down" chording; rebound and recovery exercises.
Even if you hit a "wrong" note, the notes on either side are in the scale.
Better yet, practice the chromatic scale.

WALKING
Walking is a feel; forget the notes.
Go-For-Feel!
Slow down until you find the groove.

FEEL
When you play, you can play on the down beat and the up beat. You can also play in-between the up and down beats.
When you solo, practice using quarter notes. Fast is just slow sped up.

1. The right notes
2. Technique
3. Rhythm/Tempo
4. Phrasing
5. Dynamics
6. Tone (Important)
7. Articulation
8. Feel/Emotion
9. Space (give the other musicians room; give the music space; analogy: "white space" in page design.)
10. Listening

2 through 10 = groove
You can get 2 through 10 right, and even if you miss #1 it will be fine
(Victor plays a great solo using only the "wrong notes"
They gave an example of how to make the other musicians sound 10x better: stop playing! Let them solo, and when they crescendo, come back in.)


MODES

HO = Hammer On (D-E)
TN = Thump note (E)
LS = Left-hand slap
GT = Ghost Thump
GP = Ghost pluck

(4 measures, 16 notes)

01 | 02 | 03 | 04 || 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 || 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 || 13 | 14 | 15 | 16
H--|--O | TN | TN || SL | GT | GP | GT || GT | GP | TN | TN || LS | GT | GP | GT
Rotate the notes: start with #2 and end with #1, then start with #3 and end with #2. Continue until you come back to #1 in the starting position.

CONCLUSION
Visualize yourself playing the technique.
Use your imagination to boost the physical.
Use popular phrases as a tempo. You can even use speech as your tempo.

Music is communication.

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These are just teh transcription of my notes from the clinic I attended. You really should check out the clinic itself.


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My Notes:


Page 2, with Autographs:


Interpretation to follow...
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When what I seek, my weary travel's end,
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The beast that bears me, tired with my woe,
Plods dully on, to bear that weight in me,
As if by some instinct the wretch did know
His rider loved not speed, being made from thee:
The bloody spur cannot provoke him on
That sometimes anger thrusts into his hide;
Which heavily he answers with a groan,
More sharp to me than spurring to his side;
For that same groan doth put this in my mind;
My grief lies onward and my joy behind.


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