Check em (not my doubles, you can check them later
On the left, my Ibanez SR300 which I got....January 14th this year, been practicing on at least a few minutes almost everyday and on the right a old PSS-790 which i picked up recently during my time at uni. I also have a bigger PSR-175 hiding under the bed and a generic (smaller yet heavier) encore bass at home.
I started playing piano back in secondary school, did a charity gig with other guys and gals over summer and passed music production (I think it was a RSA level 2 award) with a distinction. That said I kind of just stopped playing after starting college and the bigger workload didn't help either so I am extremely out of practice on the piano. Put me in front of cubase or reason these days and I won't have a clue where to start.
As for the bass I got my first bass for free for being awesome....okay maybe not. My music teacher said I could have it after I managed to break the G string (HOHOHO) practicing in the school music room and owned up for it. I hadn't really seriously started learning to play until October/November last year when I joined my uni's music society (started by and managed by 2 of my coursemates and good friends). Only then did I decide to buy my first bass and after some research I chose an Ibanez as my first
. So far my learning has been going well, I've performed in front of a crowd a grand total of 1 time(s) and I haven't paid a single cent for lessons but I'm in exam period at the moment so recently I've just been picking it up to play a song and then put it back instead of actually learning something new.
I can't say I have any specific influences...my influence is pretty much all the music I listen to and (if i do say so myself) that's a pretty diverse list. I like to keep it as diverse as I can because I think a musician should study music, not just a genre or play style but music as a whole. After all music, however it evolves, has a single point of origin (blues
). As for what I play well it's a similar story, I know some videogame music, hippityhops, jazz, some metal, triphop, electro, blues, dubstep
, rock. Basically anything with rhythm.