Saturday, 10 September 2011
The adventures of Kendra and Rio - Volume 1
The very first song I learned how to play from start to finish was a Duran Duran song. Of course you're probably musing to yourself "Of course it was...what else would it possibly be? You are a tad obsessed after all Kendra". And yes...I'll admit it; it's true; but I'm not a stalker so it's okay. The song is called "Serious" from their album "Liberty". It's fairly simple (by comparison to some of the other stuff John as come up with on the bass in other songs) and was a great jumping off point for me to learn. I guess I learned it start to finish in probably 2 days (in total hours probably 3?) and learned to play it full speed from the get go. It's something that works for me, and while I don't anticipate it would work for EVERYONE learning an instrument...it's what works for me.
I'm now up to playing 4 songs (3 by Duran - Serious, Safe and All you Need is now, the other is Love Removal Machine by The Cult which truthfully was SO easy (TOO EASY) that I started throwing variations into it on the first time through today just so I didn't get bored before the end of the song - now mind you their music was FAR more guitar based than Duran - however the song...was dirt simple). The first was via video lesson and the other 3 were just by ear alone. I'm not saying I'm ready to get up on stage with John Taylor and play...but I'm not completely repulsed by my playing either, in fact the opposite. Is that arrogance? The fact that I find real potential in my own bass playing? I'm not sure. I don't get to play as often as I'd like, I really need to learn to set a specific amount of time aside per day (even if it's just a half hour) - plug in, turn up and tune out.
Play the Fuckin' bass K
One Last Glimpse,