Articles by : john goldsby

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November 10, 2015 - 11:25AM

One finger per fret? index, middle, and 3rd finger in the low positions? Index, middle, and 4th in the low positions? If you’re like many ba...

October 7, 2015 - 12:34PM

Your big band is warming up. the lead trumpet player picks up her horn, puts the mouthpiece to her lips, and blows through a serpentine, dia...

October 6, 2015 - 03:49PM

Michael Pipoquinha first electrified the interwebs with his homemade bass videos six years ago, when he was 13.

September 15, 2015 - 03:44PM

Once in a while, a song crosses musical boundaries and becomes a classic standard.

August 18, 2015 - 09:39AM

The story sounds like a sequel to breaking bad: a drug-laced apple; a murderous old queen trying to kill a buxom brunette; characters like D...

July 21, 2015 - 11:50AM

You know it all—you just don’t know what to do with the information.

July 20, 2015 - 11:52AM

He’s only a sophomore in college, but you’ve heard him: University of North Texas State student Henry Beal laid down the brooding bass line ...

June 18, 2015 - 04:22PM

“It’s A C7b9 chord, and you’re playing an Effin’d natural!” the piano player is giving you the ray, which means you’re either about to get f...

May 7, 2015 - 05:09PM

Sassy sings the clever gershwin lyric, “what a kick, how i buzz.

April 15, 2015 - 10:26AM

Many bassists play “any ol’ go-to-hell note,” as New Orleans legend Pops Foster famously said.


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