Matt Heller filed this blog post under ‘extreme bass-geekdom’ on his blog hellafrisch, and he’s right, but I love it anyway. Check out Matt’s post for an example of a particularly clunky arpeggiated section from Smetana’s Ma Vlast. Matt plays it first in regular tuning and then with the A string tuned down a whole step to G (and his extension set to a D stop). This G-D-G-D tuning makes for a much more technically graceful solution for this passage, though Matt nails this lick quite admirably in the regular bass tuning as well.
Writing this post about Matt makes me think about this former bass blog post concerning why so many bassists blog.
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