Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me!

Posted by: Stumpy1

Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me! - 06/15/13 05:13 AM

About a year ago, I was invited to participate in the praise band at church. The idea was to spell the regular bass player when he needed a day off.

So I've been re-learning how to read music, but with a limited amount of time to devote to it, it's been slow going. Age might also have something to do with it.

We were at practice the other day, and I was talking to the regular bassist whose playing I admire. I mentioned that I'm making some progress with my reading.

In reply, he said, "I don't read music well, either. Those little black dots mean nothing to me!"

laugh
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me! - 06/15/13 09:39 AM


"...we doan need no steenking
'Little Black Dots'...!"

Posted by: Pirate

Re: Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me! - 06/15/13 10:10 AM

After playing with the Virginia state orchestra for three seasons and having to read those little black dots.(53 years ago) I got away from sight reading...and never looked back...did use fake books for a while but even those are now old hat
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me! - 06/15/13 04:29 PM

What an amazing solo!

Thanks, Celandine!

smile
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me! - 06/15/13 04:30 PM

What instrument did you play with the orchestra, Pirate?
Posted by: drjohn

Re: Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me! - 06/15/13 07:43 PM

This fellow doesn't read little black dots either.

Posted by: Pirate

Re: Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me! - 06/16/13 06:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Stumpy1
What instrument did you play with the orchestra, Pirate?



Played violin most of the time, viola if someone was out of the section.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me! - 06/16/13 07:04 AM


SUPER cool
Posted by: Papa

Re: Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me! - 06/16/13 07:35 AM

He makes me really sad that I can't play the guitar or any instrument for that matter.
Posted by: Papa

Re: Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me! - 06/16/13 07:45 AM

I doubt Furry Lewis paid much attention to the dots either.

Posted by: drjohn

Re: Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me! - 06/16/13 08:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Papa
I doubt Furry Lewis paid much attention to the dots either.


I hear ya! smile
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me! - 06/17/13 09:25 AM

At my age those little black dots seem to move around on the page all by themselves!
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me! - 06/18/13 04:15 AM

I don't see 'em moving around as such, but I find that I lose my place from time to time after checking my fingering position on the fretboard. frown
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me! - 06/18/13 04:25 AM

That WAS amazing and beautiful!

Thanks, Doc! smile
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Those Little Black Dots Mean Nothing to Me! - 06/18/13 06:23 AM


What I find amazing about John Entwistle is that
since he's played everything in the band over time
from lead guitar, back-up guitar to Bass, that he can
now manage to do all three and all at the same time. crazy

edit:
Ted caught e playing that clip (again)
and I commented about him "now playing all 3"
only to be reminded that "...NOW he's Dead!" frown

btw
if that "SLAM SLAM" style drumming seems FAMILYar...
...That's Zack Starkey (Ringo's son) on the drum kit.

Seen them do "Quadrophenia" LIVE in 1994 @ MSGarden.
t'was Ted who pointed out dead-pan-John plucking away
to one side... after which I wasn't able to take my eyes
off of him ...in spite of the over-the-top antics of the
rest of the group & guests, Quadrophenia being an opera
in the same vein as "Tommy".