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Offline hushnel

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Stage Fright, it?s a thing,
« on: February 02, 2018, 05:58:46 PM »
 and one I don?t usually suffer from. Their are those that do.

In the middle of May I?ll be spending 5 days in a ?Wilderness Camp? more like tent camping in a park. It?s called Bass Camp. The list of professional working Bass Players are among a who?s who of apex bassist, they will be instructing seminars, workshops and private instruction for those that attend.

The main facilitator and owner of the Camp is Victor Wooten, I don?t expect many of you will know who he is. I?ve played the instrument for around 56 years. Usually I?m rarely intimidated by others but this will be kicking around with one of the best bassist ever. I imagine a little intimidation will be acceptable but I will blast right through that in a short time.

I?m really looking forward to this, I?m interested in what my feelings will be when playing my instrument for a guy who is rated one of the 10 best bass players ?ever?. He has push the boundaries of the instrument more than any other, including Jaco Pastorious, I?ll be there to learn, not impress anybody.  It?s just east of Nashville near the Duck River, maybe I?ll take the Wenonah with me.

http://vixcamps.com/bassnature-3/

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Re: Stage Fright, it?s a thing,
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 04:48:51 AM »
Good for you Hush.
There's a Canadian saying that goes, "It's more fun to play better hockey."
I'm sure that being exposed to bass players of this caliber will certainly develop your own skills, but I'm equally certain that with 50+ years behind you, that you'll also help develop the players there.
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Re: Stage Fright, it?s a thing,
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 08:17:26 AM »
It sounds like a opportunity of a lifetime for you.
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Re: Stage Fright, it?s a thing,
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 08:22:14 AM »
I actually had heard of Victor Wooten.....I recall listening to a YouTube video when one of his videos popped up in a search for 'Amazing Grace.'    Not too bad! ;D

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Re: Stage Fright, it?s a thing,
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 09:32:05 AM »
Conscientiousness; hard to spell? For me yeah. Still, I know what it means and that is what I think you are describing Hush. All I can say to help is, don't take too much stuff, be the wise minimalist.
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Re: Stage Fright, it?s a thing,
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 10:47:20 AM »
I think you'll settle in quite quickly and just be yourself.  Everybody loves your playing.
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Re: Stage Fright, it?s a thing,
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 11:26:21 AM »
Very cool, I'm sure you will enjoy greatly
what part of the Duck River, it flow's from Kentucky lake to lake Normandy near shelbyville.
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Re: Stage Fright, it?s a thing,
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 03:55:12 PM »
Not sure Spyder, I?ll let you know when I figure it out.

The intimidation will only be a few moments long and I?ll embrace the feeling. The humility will be useful too, I do work at being more humble, people will listen to you closer if you speak with humility.

Victor is a monster talent but also a very humble guy, he?s got like four older brothers, who are also great musicians, he never had a chance to be anything else. His camp is ?Non-Profit? and can be applied to a Berkeley School of Music Degree.

As for too much stuff, that is just logical, I will bring the pyramid tent though, it?s easy to put up and has plenty of room. I?ll need 3 basses, fretted, fretless and one of my own builds to be signed by the instructors, that will be the hardest one to chose and one of my Martins for acoustic crap around the evening camp fire.

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Re: Stage Fright, it?s a thing,
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2018, 03:18:00 PM »
well Mike, at least you know how to pitch a tarp,  pop a bullwhip,  paddle, and start a fire without matches.   :)

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Re: Stage Fright, it?s a thing,
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2018, 04:42:33 PM »
Hey Sam, the whole back to nature aspect of this is not aimed at me.  It?ll be interesting to see what form it takes, I?ll do my best to not correct any one ?o), I?m sure this instructor will be top notch, Victor, I imagine, is in good company.