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  • Corey shared from The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music by Victor L. Wooten
    “Do you know what it means to be a bass guitarist?” he asked. The question was a strange one. I didn’t know how to answer, so I didn’t. "The bass guitar is the honorable instrument,” he declared. “What do you mean?” “It is understated and underappreciated, yet it plays the most important role. The bass is the link between harmony and rhythm. It is the foundation of a band. It is what all the other instruments stand upon, but it is rarely recognized as that.” I struggled between getting sucked in by his words and trying to keep my dominance over the situation. He was winning....
  • Corey shared from The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music by Victor L. Wooten
    “Do you know what it means to be a bass guitarist?” he asked. The question was a strange one. I didn’t know how to answer, so I didn’t. "The bass guitar is the honorable instrument,” he declared. “What do you mean?” “It is understated and underappreciated, yet it plays the most important role. The bass is the link between harmony and rhythm. It is the foundation of a band. It is what all the other instruments stand upon, but it is rarely recognized as that.” I struggled between getting sucked in by his words and trying to keep my dominance over the situation. He was winning....
  • Corey shared from The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music by Victor L. Wooten
    “I am a musician!” he answered. He placed his hand on his chest to emphasize his point before gesturing at me. “You are just a bass player. That means you play the bass guitar. A true musician, like me, plays Music and uses particular instruments as tools to do so. I know that Music is inside me and not inside the instrument. This understanding allows me to use any instrument, or no instrument at all, to play my Music. I am a true musician, and one day, you too shall be.
(San Antonio, TX)
Corey J. Molinelli