Post Number: 386
|Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 - 6:23 pm: |
I had a request for this one about a month ago, so here it is, but first some background following my 'standard format' of using hundreds and hundreds of words when few would suffice. ;)
This song was specifically requested for a wedding so I wanted to do it as best I could. And, as it all turned out, the bride and groom were very, very pleased with my rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow and What a Wonderful World inspired by the Israel Kamakawiwo'ole version.
As this was a 'pretty special occasion' I ended up putting a lot of time and thought into the interpetation and rendition. The downside is when I started playing for it for this video I ran head on into the 'use it or lose it' syndrome, as from not playing it since the wedding I found I had 'forgotten a lot', so I've ended up doing a pretty basic simplistic version for this video.
So, pre-recorded A, B and C phrases/sections each with rhythm and bass loops playing live melody (kinda) over the top, Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World inspired by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.
Hope you enjoy!
Post Number: 10894
|Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 - 6:55 pm: |
Love it! Beautiful tone!
Post Number: 2633
|Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 - 8:14 pm: |
Kimberly, that is really cool. I play Somewhere Over the Rainbow as well as one of my tunes on the Trumpet and also as a bass solo. I just love what you have done with this timeless classic melody. I really like your Reggae groove and delivery . SUPER !
Post Number: 45
|Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 4:35 am: |
Fine soloist/musician with one of the nicest basses I've seen or heard.
I gotta practice my chords.
Post Number: 1290
|Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 8:04 am: |
Nice. What's that on the headstock?
Post Number: 42
|Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 10:25 am: |
Ha, great piece, thanks so much for putting it out there.
Post Number: 387
|Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 9:30 am: |
Thank you! I'm playing through a SWR California Blonde in the living room with wood floors for this. I was actually surprised with the tone when all was said and done.
Thank you very much! A lot of fun to play for sure. Locally anyways, the original version by Israel is under going a revival with some airplay so I'm looking forward to trying it out in a few clubs and see what kind of response it gets. Maybe next Alembic gathering we could work a duo thing out! Glad you liked it!
Thank you very much! I appreciate your compliments! I had my Epic's electronics upgraded with a three way Q filter and quick tone change circuits for the bass and treble. I think she sounds great too! :D PS. Practicing chords is a good thing! ;)
Thanks! The mystery object on the head stock is a flying pig with a magnetic nose! :D Normally I 'thread' the legs under the strings, but as you can see the magnet by itself is strong enough to hold her in place.
Thank you very much, I'm glad you liked the video!
Post Number: 16
|Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:24 pm: |
Really well done, thanks for sharing=).....B.
Post Number: 2636
|Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:42 pm: |
Kimberly , yes _ that would be fun !
Post Number: 986
|Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 3:47 pm: |
I thoroughly enjoyed that. You really captured that Alembic sound. I find it cool that regardless of the rig, Alembics always sound like Alembics and nothing else. That Bass really sings!