Label: Resonant Music - RM 24-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: Norway • Genre: Jazz • Style: Contemporary Jazz
FB: How long have you been playing fretless bass? Terje Gewelt: I started playing fretless bass guitar at the age of It was my main instrument for years. At the age of 21 the doublebass became my main instrument. I did not really play much fretless until I took it up again in FB: What influenced you to play fretless?
FB: Are you self-taught or did you take lessons? Terje Gewelt: I taught myself the basics by listening and playing along with records. I also took private lessons with Jaco Pastorius in New York FB: Who are your main fretless bass influences or favorite players? Terje Gewelt: It has to be Jaco Pastorius, because of his choice of notes, great grooves, musical phrasing, fantastic personal singing bass sound and great intonation.
But all the great double bassists in jazz also influenced me. FB: Do you play upright, electric, or both? Which do you prefer? Terje Gewelt: I play all the basses. The Aftermath - Terje Gewelt - Spindrift bass has long been my favorite, but lately the fretless bass guitar has really inspired me to make some new music. FB: What was your very first fretless bass? Do you still own it? Have you had or Umsonst - Jugendstil - Teddy hat Geburtstag others?
I sold it in Too bad I had to give it back to him when the lesson was over. I bought a Wal fretless bass in that I liked a lot. I sold it in and regret that very much. It has my initials TG on the head. I would really like to buy it back! FB: What types of strings and fingerboards do you prefer?
He did a great job on my fretless fingerboard. Now it really resonates with a warm and defined sound that fits my music. FB: What playing styles do you use? I feel that using my fingers gives me more control of dynamics, tone variations and phrasing. FB: What bands or projects feature you playing fretless bass?
FB: Do you have a favorite song you Ti Mon Bo - Various - Tous Les Etés Du Monde fretless bass on or some notable songs or experiences? FB: What would you say is unique about your fretless style?
Terje Gewelt: Maybe coming out of the European jazz tradition has given me a bit looser approach Aftermath - Terje Gewelt - Spindrift the instrument. FB: Are you still actively playing fretless bass? Terje Gewelt: Yes, more and more! FB: Do you have any basic If I Take You Home (Upon.) - Van Hunt - On The Jungle Floor for bass players looking to take up fretless or those who are currently playing?
Terje Gewelt: Practice scales and arpeggios, and be aware of your intonation. Learn harmony and learn to read music. When you practice, always spend some time fooling around with your instrument. You will come up with some stuff that is only yours.
Aftermath - Terje Gewelt - Spindrift fun, set goals, be constructive and for inspiration and reference, listen to the bass players that have mastered the instrument. Record yourself. You always think that you sound better than Aftermath - Terje Gewelt - Spindrift do. Do not give up! FB: Do you have websites or social media sites you would like to share? Terje Gewelt: Please visit me at: www. Click here to get Terje Gewelt music on Amazon.
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