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June 29, 2016

“David came up with the opening theme, starting on E, and Mick thought of starting with the guitar feedback before playing the first note,” ...

December 23, 2015

Start by going to a music store and putting some picks in your hand.

September 15, 2015

Louis Johnson may have been one of the foremost pioneers and promulgators of slap playing on the electric bass, but his broader musicality a...

April 14, 2015

Roy Vogt Walks You Through Bass Player's Transcription On How To Play "Mountain Lion" By Future User

March 18, 2015

So much of what we bass players love about popular music is our instrument’s unique ability to shape a song’s mood and character.

July 22, 2014

IN MY NEVER-ENDING SEARCH FOR BLUES bass performances that break the mold, it was only a matter of time until I returned to the work of Jack...

July 21, 2014

For Rickey Minor and his clinic guests at last November’s Bass Player LIVE!, Nathan East and “Ready” Freddie Washington, high-profile plucki...

August 26, 2013

To paraphrase a bit on David Letterman's old NBC show, “Letters, I get letters!”

May 17, 2013

As a member of the English group Cream, Bruce became one of the most high-profile bassists of his generation

April 17, 2013


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