Bass playing is all about the groove. I almost felt the groove this morning. 20 takes in. For just one moment, I felt "it," the groove they talk about. It's sensual and controls everything in the song.
And as quick as I got it, it got away because, probably, I enjoyed the moment of getting it and became self-conscious. I can get the notes, but the groove? Stupid bass players never warned me. They just stand there, looking all cool and barely moving.
So, here I sit for the past two hours and all I want is to get this one song. Over and over, I play it. But I just don't lock in. It's elusive, this groove. I took it for granted as a pianist because I could coast over the top of it. Took bass players for granted because I essentially played their part on piano.
But it's different. It's almost as if you have to change your own brain-mind, force it into a different type of thinking and feeling.
So, I haven't been getting it. And then there was that moment. That one moment where I felt it.
Okay, enough about me. What eludes you?
(And I go back into the cave.)
#elusivegroove #stupidbassplayers #nowimoneofthem