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Username: jubeas3eyes

Post Number: 84
Registered: 1-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2007 - 8:54 am:   Edit Post

Has anyone read this book? It's written by Victor Wooten and I have to say it's one of the best musical books I've ever read. He has some very interesting views on life, nature, and of course, music. I would highly suggest reading it, it changed my thinking on how I play quite a bit.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5093
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2007 - 4:54 pm:   Edit Post

No, but I have read "Me And My Bass Guitar, the Life and Music of Victor Lemonte Wooten" by Paul R. Hargett. I've read, enjoyed, and learned something from lots of biographies and autobiographies of and by musicians; but this one I did not like. Victor's views of "life, nature, and music" area amply covered, along with a detailed chronology. But the writing style was, to put it mildly, unique (Hargett's first biography), and, to put it more personally, disturbing. Contrary to the author's intentions, the book, at least as it effected me, reflected negatively on Wooten. Which is too bad for me; I like his playing, I like his approach to music, and I appreciate his views on life and nature. But after reading that book, things just seemed different. So to anyone looking for a book on Wooten, my suggestion is to pass on Hargett.

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