your questions for Glenn...

  • Hello folks,
    I am writing for a German Bass magazin and I have spoken to a lot of bass players, to new talents as well as to the legends and all in between. Very soon our magazin will feature Glenn and I would love to include some "insider" questions from YOU, the die hard fans out there who are following Glenns career for a long time.
    Please note: it's about a bass mag, so the questions should be in the first place about his bass playing, bass lines in certain songs, his basses...etc

    I'm looking forward to your ideas...
    best

    "bassmag" :)

  • Hello folks,
    I am writing for a German Bass magazin and I have spoken to a lot of bass players, to new talents as well as to the legends and all in between. Very soon our magazin will feature Glenn and I would love to include some "insider" questions from YOU, the die hard fans out there who are following Glenns career for a long time.
    Please note: it's about a bass mag, so the questions should be in the first place about his bass playing, bass lines in certain songs, his basses...etc
    I'm looking forward to your ideas...
    best
    "bassmag" :)



    Hi bassmag,
    Welcome to the site :cool: If I'm not quite mistaken, your mag published an interview with Roger Glover a few months ago? I had a look at your current issue. There's an interview with Guy Pratt. What coincidence: I have his book "My bass and other animals" which is quite funny. Especially the chapter where he talks about his working with David Coverdale.
    See you around - und schöne Grüße aus Hamburg ;)
    Yvonne

    "I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg." John Lennon

  • :cool: Hi Bassmag,

    welcome to the forum. This is a interesting thing you are planning. I think its clever to ask GH Fans about questions and i would like to tell you some. I am a GH Fan from the first time, at the age of 13 i heard about GH music, at that time he was singer and bassplayer of Deep Purple.
    It was the time "You Keep On Moving" came out and been played in radio.
    The song starts with amazing bassguitar and a fantastic rythm.
    Thats typical for GH i think, a real big sound, highly dynamic, and on one side powerful Rock'n Roll and on the other side grooving funky.
    GH puts together Rock and Funk like no other. And until today he composes in that unique style. Some records are more Rock 'n Roll, some more funky, and he sings at the same time brillant and even gets better.

    And i think thats important, he never was in temptation to fall into the slapping-bassstyle that came up in the 80ties.
    Always he played funky basslines mostly with a pick.
    So he could play extremely tight and didn't need that slap-rubbish.

    So my questions for the feature:
    What kind of training does GH do to force his basstechnic?
    Which kind of scales are important to play that style on bassguitar?
    What kind of strings he uses mostly?
    What does he think about aktiv pickups in bass?

    o.k. thats enough for the moment,
    regards
    Sigurd :bouncer:

  • My question for Glenn would be, why the decision to play bass. Was it the sound of the instrument that appealed to him, or something altogether different? Personally, i'm happy he chose it :)

    P.S. Welcome bassmag!

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