Imagine Yourself

So, I was cruising around YouTube and found this great video of Pino Palladino on a studio session. Check out how he holds the bass, how his fingers move, where he’s feeling the time (tapping of his foot), and what he asks for from the engineers while laying down the track. You can learn a lot from just watching someone. There’s a ton of great information here! Sometimes watching the WAY someone plays (as opposed to what they play), can help us improve in subtle ways.

Imagine yourself as Pino, how he moves, the position of his hands, his focus, etc, and it can sometimes help you tap into that mystery element of “time feel” we’re all searching for. I know I do it all the time, except he’s a lot taller than me, so that part is hard to imagine. Mostly I just stand as high on my tip-toes as possible.

Check out the surroundings! Super small home studio. Love it!

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Chris TarryChris Tarry is a four-time Juno Award winning musician and a writer. His debut collection of short fiction, “How To Carry Bigfoot Home,” is out now from Red Hen Press (March 2015). He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey with his wife Michelle, daughter Chloe, and son Lucas. Connect with Chris on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.View all posts by Chris Tarry

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