- Aug 11, 2022
now I'm curious .....
I love to jam, not much locally that I'm interested in. I'm assuming Melbourne, FL? ~3.5hr drive .. how is the overnight accommodations? heeNot lost, just done.
You're always welcome to come up to Melbourne and jam with us geezers.
oh, that leaves the leap year rollover to look forward to. One day to feel everything come together before all all goes to .. um .. falls apart.Q: Ever just feel lost?
A: Always. 24/7/12/365.
Well, despite objections by my bandmates, I am not a grand/great bass player. I'm solid and simple. Yes, I tend to feel inadequate while around them. Some of the songs on our to-do list have bass patterns outside my comfort zone. Any with bass-centric intros or rely heavily on bass overall scare the bejeebies out of me and give me anxiety.Ok, something to think about:
As much as you love reading, you never have to practice reading lol, right? I think your "lost" feeling might partly be a subconscious desire to feel the same ease when playing music as you enjoy when reading.
But your conscious mind knows the difference -- the obvious singular vs plural nature of both, and the way each activity rewards you emotionally.
Maybe a thing to try would be going back to playing something by yourself ---just like reading--- that is musically on par with a YA novel... something you don't have to practice, something you can play for pure joy!
As much as you enjoy playing with the band, you really should enjoy playing by yourself too (not just practicing). I play guitar 99% of the time, but when I pretend to play bass even just jamming on something like that riff in the Doors "Don't You Love Her Madly" makes me smile.
No matter my scatter-shooting, I'm genuinely hoping your lost feeling turns to easy-peasy soon!
I have a "Bass Players United" t-shirt that sums me up: "World's Okayest Bassist". Keyboard player gets mad at me whenever I wear it. (during setup, I change for the show)