Best 135 of Bass quotes - MyQuotes
When I started to pick up the bass, it was purely by random chance.
Sometimes in films it's nice to have violins on either side, rather than on one side, so you've got more of a stereo picture with the violins. Sometimes it's good to have the basses in the middle.
I will sing whatever I'm given to sing. Growing up, I would sing anything that I was given. If the choir needed a first tenor, I would sing first tenor. If they needed a bass, I would sing bass. Throughout my life, I just figured out ways to hit notes I needed to hit.
I came from an era when we didn't use electronic instruments. The bass wasn't even amplified. The sound was the sound you got.
In all the music that deals with experimental repetition, drum and bass, dub, various kinds of house music, there's always been a quality of atmosphere and ambience.
I played a bass player and a singer in a movie once, but I totally lip-synced to everything.
I have assigned many of my father's basses to students, without endangering their lives. Also, they do no harm to the fingers.
I play guitar, piano, bass and percussion.
Bass players are always the intellectual kind, but nobody knows it.
The hardest instruments for women to play are bass and drums. Drums because of the physicality needed and bass just because its heavy and it's not an easy instrument to play.
The worst thing I could be thinking is how could I be a cool bass player.
I realized pretty soon that I have to do more than just play bass in the background way. So, I developed a kind of playing which only a handful of musicians accepted.
For my money, Ray Brown is the greatest living bass player. Every great thing that's happened on bass since Ray Brown -- all of us point back to him. That's where it started, you know. Ray Brown is definitely a walking master, and to get to play with him is obviously an opportunity that no one should ever pass up.
The bass player's function, along with the drums, is to be the engine that drives the car... everything else is merely colours.
With bass, especially bottom end, the vibration has to happen on stage otherwise the feel is wrong. This is why you can't scale the equipment down too far.
I played a little bit of everything. I got Ace of Bass, hip-hop songs, and dance hall [music].
Black Sabbath was written on bass: I just walked into the studio and went, bah, bah, bah, and everybody joined in and we just did it.
Brian came in heavy at that moment on his guitar, the rapid, high-pitched squeal ranging back and forth as his fingers flew along the frets. As the intro's tempo grew more rapid, Bekka heard Derek's subtle bass line as it worked its way in. After another few seconds Will came in, slow at first, but racing along to match the others' pace. When their combined efforts seemed unable to get any heavier, David jumped into the mix. As the sound got nice and heavy, Bekka began to rock back-and-forth onstage. In front of her, hundreds of metal-lovers began to jump and gyrate to their music. She matched their movements for a moment, enjoying the connection that was being made, before stepping over to the keyboard that had been set up behind her. Sliding her microphone into an attached cradle, she assumed her position and got ready. Right on cue, all the others stopped playing, throwing the auditorium into an abrupt silence. Before the crowd could react, however, Bekka's fingers began to work the keys, issuing a rhythm that was much softer and slower than what had been built up. The audience's violent thrash-dance calmed at that moment and they began to sway in response. Bekka smiled to herself. This is what she lived for.
Plus, I grew up with Steve Cropper. There were so many good guitar players another one wasn't needed. What was needed was a bass.
I tried to play bass in a punk band once, and it was an absolute disaster. I can’t play anything. I don’t know what it is.
I've been making Bass Communion music longer than any kind of other music. I don't know if you picked up a copy of a vinyl release I put out a couple of years ago of something called Altamont.
I got heavily into the drum-and-bass scene, which is really wicked.
I love playing with Jeff. That's something I never really say in the press, but he's my favorite bass player. I've played right next to him for 10 years.
Dee Dee Ramone
I like the guitar better these days. I like the bass, too, but it's hard to fit a bass amp in a small car.
Jack Bruce, as soon as I saw him, it changed me. I didn't even know what bass players did until I saw Cream.
If you're working on a computer and you're editing bass, it looks like a warm curvy, sort of feminine object.
Every Bass Communion track is based on a single sound source. Increasingly I find that I'm really interested in taking a particular sound and it's almost like solving a problem. If I have a sound, the problem is how can I create a piece of music from this one sound source?
Being down in Orlando, Florida, where we filmed the movie, I learned how to bass fish. Jerry Reed, who plays the villain in the movie, taught me how to bass fish.
I even played bass for a while. Besides playing electric guitar, I'd also get asked to play some acoustic stuff. But, since I didn't have an acoustic guitar at the time, I used to borrow one from a friend so I could play folk joints.
I continued studying by myself in the field of jazz with my own technique of improvisation, walking bass lines, rhythms, all kinds of stuff, which I created for myself.
Could have called back just to say som' I'm fall back in the bass drum
I've got a Fender Concert amp from the '60s, the one Joe Osborn used. He played his bass through it.
I think the biggest problem with drum and bass is that people don't like to collaborate, and so from very early on I have made a point of stepping outside the box and working with as many people as I can.
Prince or commoner, tenor or bass, Painter or plumber or never-do-well, Do me a favor and shut your face - Poets alone should kiss and tell.
So the whole basis for jazz music is based on the fact that the bass player could not play his instrument.
I started playing bass for the same reason everyone else does – I’m a lousy guitarist.
Guitar is for the head, drums are for the chest, but bass gets you in the groin
Playing someone drum 'n' bass for the first time in 'Pass Out' - they're like, 'Oh my God, what is this?' I'm having a lot of fun and a good time showcasing the music.
I first picked up the bass guitar when I was twelve years old, and fooled around with it. By the time I was thirteen I got pretty serious about it.
I listened to many different types of instruments and music, and have always tried to look at the bass as an instrument as opposed to only a bass.
As time progressed, my songwriting developed out of my bass, because that's all I could do. I decided to take it as far as it could go and to use my skill as a tool.
I actually met Chick Corea in New York, where I was staying with a bass player friend.
Cecily Von Ziegesar
So Mr.Bass why do you think you should become an Usher?" asked the interviewer.Chuck smiled. Because I'm Chuck Bass.
I like things matching. I have an upright bass, a drum kit and a grand piano that's the same color. I tend to overthink things.
I was charmed by a performance given by Crowded House at Toronto's Massey Hall where the bass player broke a string.
If you're using live bass versus orchestral bass, you've got to make sure that you're not stepping on the toes of the other elements, so you've got to balance it out.
I don't know nothing about no jungle and bass.
I can't really sing and play live, because I can't play bass efficiently and sing at the same time. If I concentrated on the vocals, I'd mess up the bass, and if I concentrated on the bass, I'd forget the lines.
That first bass I had was an Eko, a very old thing with a thin neck, I had that for quite a while.
I like a lot of bass players. I like a lot of tuba players too.