Bass Player Looking For Friends/family/band

 mossflower  |   40 years old  |   male  |   Portland, Oregon  |   member since 2020

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I'm a 38 year old bassist and have been playing music my entire life. My passion started with wood winds and I transitioned to strings late in high school. I foind myself focusing more on my acoustic which has helped nurture my love for folk music. This past year I have decided to refocus my attention on Bass, reinvigorating my love and focusing on filling in some of the gaps that I missed along the way. Currently my focus has been on learning, understanding and mastering Harmonic Layering - Arpeggios, Chord tones and Scales. The more we learn, the less we know and I'm finding this to be more true than ever.I also have extensive Studio experience, not only as a musician but also as an engineer. I worked at Love Juice Laboratories in La Habra, and have worked on several projects ranging from Death Metal to Pop Punk and everything in between (jazz is by far my favorite to record).When I'm not practicing bass, I'm jamming and learning covers on my acoustic, I love to sing any chance I get and can belt out Sea Shanty and Sea Song any day of the week.

Seeking To

Join a band, Start a band, Find musicians

Genres

Acoustic, Alternative Rock, Folk, Jazz, R&B

Musical Influences & Inspiration

Influences: I have been playing indie/alternative rock for quite some time and truly love a driving bass line behind a dance beat. I do love art in all of it's forms. Metric, Broken Social Scene, PinBack, Blood Brothers, Elliot Smith, Death Cab for Cutie, Bright Eyes, At the Drive In, The Sounds, The Head and the Heart, Milk Carton Kids, Great Caesar, Miner, Empire of the Sun, Jimmy Eath World, Minus the Bear etc.

Proficiencies

Bass Guitar, Vocalist - Alto

Gear & Equipment

Equipment: Ernie Ball Musican Man (sterling) Head: Ampeg SVT Pro III Cabinets: Ampeg Classic 4x10 & 1x15 Pedal: ZoomB3n

Looking For Musicians Who Play

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Cello, Drums, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel Guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Violin, Vocalist - General

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