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Jong Lee
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« on: December 05, 2007, 11:19:09 PM »

So how much do you guys move when you play?

Me, I sway and dance along to the music. I don't run on stage or anything like that, but it's very hard for me to stand still when grooving out.

The best compliment I ever received was when a friend said that I reminded him of Eric Liddell (Chariots of Fire) when I played my bass, in that he could see that I was feeling God's pleasure - and that indeed is my silent prayer before playing. I was really touched when another could sense that.
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007, 06:25:28 AM »

I have to move when I play and my experience is pretty much the same as yours. Staying still just feels wrong.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007, 07:47:29 AM »

I don't dance (nobody wants to see me do that!), but I do have to move some, or it doesn'y feel like I'm "part" of the rhythm.
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007, 08:23:54 AM »

I do move around some but not near as much as I did when I was younger.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2007, 12:48:19 PM »

Oh, I move quite a bit when I'm really into the playing.  Some people make fun of me for it (mainly my family), but most realize it's just the joy of the moment, like David dancing in the street.  It's certainly not about putting on a show.  I do the same thing when I'm home alone practicing in my flannel nightshirt Saturday morning at 4 a.m.  Now there's a visual for you!!!

I too don't move as much as when I was a youngster and a lot more flexible.  I those days, I actually hit my head on the basement floor once during practice and not because I slipped or fell. 

That probably explains a lot.

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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2007, 05:28:24 AM »

We're bass players ... we've got a built-in pulse that makes us move.  Sometimes, it shows.  Sometimes, it's just a tapping of one foot.  But there's always something going on.

During worship, I find myself swaying like you, Jong, it's almost impossible for me not to.

When I first started playing bass at my new church, I was very conscious NOT to move much, since the rest of the team was pretty fixed in position.  That didn't last long ...

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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007, 10:22:59 PM »

Haha that's real true you guys. It is kinda weird to just stand still, and then again when you're conscious about your swaying around from foot to foot it gets a bit strange too. But what's the matter... as long as we're in the groove!
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2007, 04:15:51 PM »

i move....enough.
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2007, 10:46:24 AM »

I can't help but bop with the music most of the time. So you'll most likely see me with a bass face on, nodding my head, and and perhaps shaking my hips  Grin But my church plays quite a bit of R&B, Soul, and Latin music....so I guess it's OK Cool
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2007, 09:28:44 AM »

I take an immense amount of crap from our DRE and YM about how much I move.

I could probably stand still but where's the prayer in that?
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2007, 06:39:50 AM »

I have no room to move, physically I am in rather tight corner position....and even if I did it wouldnt be much...its a Catholic service IYKWIM.
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2007, 08:01:04 AM »

For a time I went cordless with a body pack transmitter but spinning with a 5 string headstock is a danger to the guitarist next to me!

So back to corded and just move with the groove.
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2007, 04:23:25 PM »

IYKWIM.

Huh (please)
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2007, 09:47:39 PM »

Dano...IYKWIM is If You Know What I Mean...Dig it? Shocked

Kinda the same as FWIW, NTTAWWT, (referring to dancing/moving when playing to a Catholic Congregation).
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2007, 12:08:38 AM »

Dano...IYKWIM is If You Know What I Mean...Dig it? Shocked

Kinda the same as FWIW, NTTAWWT, (referring to dancing/moving when playing to a Catholic Congregation).

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