Articles by : john goldsby

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May 3, 2017 - 05:33PM

The D#dim triad in bar 2 connects the chords Dm and Em.

May 3, 2017 - 05:03PM

For Scott Colley, the lines separating bass playing, composition, and improvisation are blurred. “Once a composition hits the page, that’s j...

April 7, 2017 - 09:17AM

Music continually surprises me.

March 17, 2017 - 12:15PM

Slow ain’t easy. Most bass ists first learn to groove on medium tempos. Then, after their chops improve, they tackle fast bass lines and sol...

January 25, 2017 - 01:24PM

In the new Amazon series Crisis in six Scenes, Woody Allen frames his meandering plot with classic jazz hits from the ’60s: “Moanin’” played...

December 8, 2016 - 10:43AM

Written music notation provides a visual description of sound. Some bass players don’t read well, but they deliver an electrifying pulse.

December 8, 2016 - 08:04AM

I’m riding in the back of a van after being picked up from the Dublin airport.

December 1, 2016 - 11:54AM

Can you find Tunisia on a map without using online help? I thought so.

November 4, 2016 - 08:58AM

Jazz theory has a bad rap. If you hang around online music forums long enough, someone inevitably claims that theorists ruin music, and ever...

October 6, 2016 - 12:41PM

Why do some songs become standards while others don’t?

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