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July 22, 2014 - 09:44AM

IN MY LAST TWO WOODSHED COLUMNS, WE LOOKED AT TYPICAL LINES that a studio bassist should be able to sight-read.

July 11, 2014 - 05:58PM

John Goldsby remembers the inimitable Charlie Haden, who passed away July 11 in Los Angeles.

July 1, 2014 - 09:35AM

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU NEED TO BE A BASSIST IN DEMAND? A KILLER groove? A large repertoire of tunes? A designer instrument? A Lexus SUV worthy ...

June 9, 2014 - 05:22PM

Learn why some bassists play more melodically than others.

April 21, 2014 - 12:00AM

John Goldsby explores 7th intervals, which sound wide and angular.

February 18, 2014 - 06:13PM

AT MY REGULAR GIG WITH THE WDR BIG BAND, I WORK WITH A ROTATing roster of great jazz composers, arrangers, and soloists. I was thrilled rec...

December 5, 2013 - 01:06PM

“IT’S SUCH A RARE THING, PLAYING WITH TWO BASSISTS IN THE SAME band,” says Will Lee.

October 28, 2013 - 10:48AM

“IT’S IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE VERY DEDICATED TO YOUR MUSIC AND YOUR instrument, to have something totally unrelated to bass playing ...

September 19, 2013 - 12:00AM

WHY DOES ALMOST EVERY BASS METHOD BOOK ONLY SHOW SCALES and arpeggios beginning on the root, and then moving upward?

August 26, 2013 - 09:07AM

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO LEARN TO GET around the bass—from bottom to top and top to bottom?

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