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Your old musical prejudices

Postby Toby » 09 Jun 2018, 12:32

Anybody playing fretless bass guitar high up is a massive twat, and by association, the band they are in and the music they are making is shit.

I was bloody awful when I was 18.

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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby The Beatles » 09 Jun 2018, 12:42

So you have revised this opinion?
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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby Bent Fabric » 09 Jun 2018, 13:05

More than four strings on the bass makes my blood run cold.

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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby zoomboogity » 09 Jun 2018, 13:32

Bent Fabric wrote:More than four strings on the bass makes my blood run cold.


Have you ever played a bass with the low string detuned a step? Did you find it nice to have that low D at your disposal? Or is it just the visual impact?
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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby Bent Fabric » 09 Jun 2018, 13:42

zoomboogity wrote:
Bent Fabric wrote:More than four strings on the bass makes my blood run cold.


Have you ever played a bass with the low string detuned a step? Did you find it nice to have that low D at your disposal? Or is it just the visual impact?


Musically, for all that it indicates/warns, it may as well be a HAZMAT sign.

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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby zoomboogity » 09 Jun 2018, 13:50

Yeah, it's usually the sort of players who would want one of these things. I've never even played one, but I've often thought how convenient it would be to go below the bottom E sometimes. C# was enough, though - B was like pushing it past the realm of credibility. Detuning the string was sufficient for my own needs.

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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby Bent Fabric » 09 Jun 2018, 14:04

zoomboogity wrote:Yeah, it's usually the sort of players who would want one of these things.


Yeah, that's it in a nutshell.

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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby The Modernist » 09 Jun 2018, 14:13

Toby wrote:Anybody playing fretless bass guitar high up is a massive twat, and by association, the band they are in and the music they are making is shit.

I was bloody awful when I was 18.


What about Japan?

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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby NMB » 09 Jun 2018, 19:34

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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby Toby » 10 Jun 2018, 09:00

The Venerable B. Eef wrote:So you have revised this opinion?


Of course! I love Pat Metheny now!

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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby pcqgod » 10 Jun 2018, 14:52

NMB wrote:Leopard skin print trousers because disco Rod wasn’t authentic enough for me.



But now you're fine with wearing them?
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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby fange » 10 Jun 2018, 15:48

I've been thinking about this for a while, trying to figure out if I have any hard and fast musical prejudices these days, but I really haven't been able to pinpoint any.


Strings, electronics and drum machines, reggae rhythms, jazz stylings, disco and dance music, 80s production, lo-fi, blues rock, free jazz, "unique" vocalists etc. - none of them are total deal breakers, and the same goes for any genres I can think of.


It wasn't always like that, but my tastes have grown and evolved a lot.
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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 10 Jun 2018, 15:52

I still have all of my old musical prejudices- and continue to add new ones!

Being discriminating is good.
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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby fange » 10 Jun 2018, 16:27

No way! Being musically selective but open, fine; being musically closed off and prejudiced, unrewarding.
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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby Goat Boy » 10 Jun 2018, 16:34

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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby pig bodine » 10 Jun 2018, 16:35

I’m more close minded now than I was 30 years ago, but I prefer to think that I’m more “focused.”

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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby The Beatles » 10 Jun 2018, 16:49

When you consider the meaning of the word, how likely are we to be prejudiced to any musical form? or artist?

How much music have we heard, over the years?
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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 10 Jun 2018, 16:54

Sepultura do not make good music. But I am more focused now.
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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 10 Jun 2018, 17:07

fange wrote:No way! Being musically selective but open, fine; being musically closed off and prejudiced, unrewarding.


Everything is a matter of degrees. Being too open-minded is as bad as being too closed off. Part of living is learning. Learning is ultimately about discrimination.

At some level - I generally find declarations of musical open-mindedness to be a bit annoying. You find the good in the latest Jason Mraz album. I only have a finite time on this planet.
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Re: Your old musical prejudices

Postby Purgatory Brite » 10 Jun 2018, 17:55

I still won't do the Beastie Boys. Changed my mind on Jesus and Mary Chain, Sonic Youth and AC/DC.