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 #2040  by Joe
 Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:50 pm
ANyone know if he uses any specific scales or modes or just how he plays. Hes always all over the place.
Lately I've been trying to learn Wharf Rat and Tennessee Jed but I cant figure out what to do.

 #2042  by waldo041
 Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:04 pm
Last edited by waldo041 on Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:17 am, edited 1 time in total.

 #2046  by strumminsix
 Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:37 am
Besides Waldo's solid advice, pick up Phil's book "Searching for the Sound." Early on he give his account of how he approached the bass guitar.

Here is a hint - think of the root as a starting point not a destination.