The video below will blow your mind. I go back and watch this video from time and time to remind myself that I am such a basic musician. This video sometimes inspires me to play better and sometimes it makes me want to quit altogether!
The video is off of Victor Wooten’s bass DVD. Victor is my favorite bass player in the world. In this track, he is recording live with Carter Beauford of the Dave Matthews Band. While there are some great hooks in there, you need to listen to something in particular. Wooten basically plays the same melody over and over, but they change back and forth into countless time signatures throughout the song. Its so smooth, most people might not recognize it, but everytime it is new, Beauford has to play with the same melody but hitting his drums at different times.