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Why do so many solo pianists play walking bass in the left hand ?

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17 hours ago, JSngry said:

I used to enjoy drinking while playing music. For listening, I preferred non-alcoholic moodifications. Nowadays, hey, straight, sober, and boring.

I used to drink more when I was a Young guy. 

Now, if I Play I don´t drink, but I like to have a beer after a good gig. 

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5 hours ago, Gheorghe said:

 I like to have a beer after a good gig. 

I preferred to do it the other way around.

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because the right hand is farther away from the bass notes on the piano!!!

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13 hours ago, skeith said:

because the right hand is farther away from the bass notes on the piano!!!

Indeed, but I didn´t mean that they should play the bass notes with the right hand, it was more a question about style and Interpretation. It came out of a personal experience I had during last summer when we visited a piano bar and the pianists who worked there, if they played a 4/4 straight ahead tune they did almost exclusivly those walking bass lines . This may sound nice sometimes, but it can be exaggerated….especially if it´s those bass notes banging on piano, they Sound great if you got a Bassist and he walks, but IMHO not so fine if the pianist does the "job" with those walking bass lines. 

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17 hours ago, skeith said:

because the right hand is farther away from the bass notes on the piano!!!

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