When I first heard this D’Angelo tune Another Life I immediately fell in love with it. I’m a huge fan of the feeling in this music. It sounds warm and vivid. Just the instrumental part of the song paints brilliant pictures in my head, not to mention the vocals. So of course I tried to closely study the bass in the song and figure how I can transfer that feeling to the people who listen to me.
The challenge for me is figuring out how to accomplish this without the high end studio equipment that an artist like D’Angelo would have at his disposal. So for years I’ve been learning my instrument inside out and trying to understand the touch and sensitivity of my hands and how they can convey different emotions when they interact with the bass.
I believe the really great artists are the one’s who can do their thing without the aid of technology. So here’s my attempt at paying homage to music I love while trying to learn how create music that YOU the listener will love. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!