Ok, it's here at last. BassIAB 2009.1 is done.
While I was listening to some of the new BiaB RealTracks I came across these guitars that sound just like Mark & David Knopfler of Dire Straits. They sounded so good I just had to throw together a track to jam with. It was so much fun that I thought some of you might enjoy it too.
I decided to do something a little different. I started with a bluesy chord progression and added a fairly typical Dire Straits progression as a change up in the middle. While the change up is subtle it seems to work as far as I can tell. Then I decided to add crowd noise as if it's a live jam. Sort of a fantasy jam.
Imagine Dire Straits appeas at a local club for an unscheduled jam session but John Illsley is sick and can't play. So Mark asks the crowd if anyone can play bass and sit in. So do you go for it? Can you do it justice?
I, for one, would not pass up the chance. Dire Straits are one of my favorite bands and I think I can do a bass line that wouldn't make John Illsley cringe, at least not too much.
So you are all invited to join my fantasy and record a line to DS_Live_Jam and post your results for comments and discussion. Please invite anyone else you might know who would be interested. Let's get some interest in BassIAB going again so we can keep this feature active.
Grab a copy of the chord chart too. The tempo is 135bpm.