Timothy R Hornsey

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Timothy R Hornsey
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Residing In: idyllwild, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Roberta Hornsey
Occupation: US POSTAL SERVICE-MURRIETA, CA.RETIRED
Children: Zachary,born 1978 Nathan,born 1979
Military Service: Navy  

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Sep 13, 2021 at 1:46 PM

It is very interesting to me to see another musician in our high school class that I did not know. Impressive--drums 6 string , 12 string, Telecaster, `keyboards and vocals . You could be your own band. I thought I knew all the musicians in our class. I played bass in high school and college, both rock bands and bass guitar for one concert each with the Band and the Orchestra. I played violin for 11 years and viola for 2 years, playing the fiddle at west Jr and Alton High and viola at Alton High. I college I played bass for the Saint Louis Univ Basketball and Hockey Team Pep Band for two years. After I got my msw I went into the Army and took my Gibson EB-O to Alaska and then to Kentucky but could never get anyone to ,make music with so I went from listening/playing to just listening to music. I learned about the Grateful from my first guitarist in a band and I became a Dead Head for life. Unfortunately I never found anybody who liked to play Dead music until I took up the acoustic bass at retirement in 2018 and started playing with the jam band that plays for our village's farmer's market in the summer--The Oak Park Farmer's Market Band---and before COVID at several different sites in the village during the winter, all for the love of music an occasional cup of coffee and freshly made donut. hen I look at music in my life, bass guitar has been the instrument that I actually enjoy playing. hen I was young parents bought me a Fender Mustang Bass and then a Gibson EB-O (my parents bought me a Kay 6 string electric first but there were just too many strings--I seem to do best with four strings and single notes not 6 string and chords. I enjoyed rock , blues, folk, and folk music and I could read music so my playing experience was different than now. I played with a foam pick that I have finally discovered that at 69 these picks were originally used by Uke players and bass players started using them. I went into the Army and never found any other officers who like playing music and then at ets moved to Chicago and again never found anybody to make music with so sold my gear. Kept listening to music and broadened my tastes to add country (especially Bakersfield sound, Outlaw Country and willie Nelson and Steve Earle), Irish folk music, roots music, some R & B, and bluegrass. I would read books about bass but that was it until retired at 67 in 2018 and decided I wanted to play again. The only basses I really knew anything about were Fenders so bought a starter set with a small amp and a Squier Precision PJ Bass. Then I replaced it with A SHORT SCALE Squier Jaguar and advanced a Fender CB-16 Acoustic Bass to play with the farmers market band. I added a full scale Glarry precision clone. Decided to try a Kala U-Bass but one of my basses had to go so the Jaguar got sold. I don't know your experience but mine has been that I am much more involved with the bass guitar than when I was younger. I play with the Farmer's Market Band every Saturday morning and spent alot of time actively studying bass theory and technique. I asked a really good guitar player in Key west, Fla how to get back into music and he said Join a band" He was totally right---I have learned so much from my band mates in the two bands that I have played with, things like how to lay down a groove and fills on the fly and how to use the Nashville Numbering System. I receive Bass Player Magazine, an on line magazine for bassists and Fenders graduated lessons on the internet. I google different bass players and have learning technique by watching their You Tubes. I have really spent time understanding the theory of bass playing. I have gone on to only finger pick with my middle three right hand fingers and have had to learn hand exercises to keep the sharp round wound bass strings from making my fingers too sore to play and exercises to keep my carpal tunnel, arthritis and right ring finger fracture in the past from getting in the way of playing. I am curious about your music experiences----FRVozak52@gmail.com

Sep 13, 2021 at 1:09 PM

Are you still a Cards fan or just the Angels. It gets very lonely in Chicago being a Cards fan in a sea of Cubs blue and white Sox Black. Since the Rams left St.Louis, I can be a football BEARS fan

Sep 13, 2021 at 1:05 PM

Happy birthday and play great music

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Jul 20, 2021 at 2:41 AM

Hey Carole, are you going to the 50th reunion? if so I will see you there.

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