Exploring the “thin black line” between R&B and rock & roll, I find there are artists clearly on one side or the other, and ones that stradd...
Why do some songs become standards while others don’t?
Last month, we looked at some famous bass intros from the early years of R&B, but there are many more gems to be found.
Why practice patterns when the ultimate goal is to make music, not spit out a bunch of memorized licks? How much technique is enough? The an...
This month, let’s look at some great moments in R&B—made great simply because they are intros where all you hear is bass!
Let’s face it: You’re a pattern-seeking machine.
After our recent R&B vacation in Miami, let’s once again search the genre for early bass lines that eschewed the familiar walking patterns o...
Spies, mathematicians, pro football quarterbacks, chess grandmasters, and bass players are brilliant at recognizing patterns.
“David came up with the opening theme, starting on E, and Mick thought of starting with the guitar feedback before playing the first note,” ...
This month I’m going to talk about a thumb technique that isn’t quite as pronounced as slapping, but also not as subdued as playing palm-mut...
Gibson Les Paul vs. Ibanez RG Premium: Put Their Tones to the Test
Animals As Leaders' Tosin Abasi Shows Off His New Ibanez Prototype Guitar
The 10 Most Important Electric Guitars
Radial's Updated Tonebone Switchbone V2 is Now Shipping
Spitfire Audio Announces Availability of Albion V Tundra
Elektron Announces Analog Heat is Now Shipping
How Charlie Christian Defined the Electric Guitar and the Guitar Hero Myth
Is Taylor Swift the New Eddie Van Halen?
Paul Gilbert: â€œWhy My String Gauges Are Changing All the Timeâ€
Protest The Hero Stream "Harbringer" from 'Pacific Myth' EP
Avenged Sevenfold Announce Livestreamed 3D, 360-Degree Virtual Reality Performance
Bring Me The Horizon Premiere "Doomed" Live Performance from Forthcoming DVD
Blazing "Betcha Can't Play This" Supports Jason Becker's New Album Project
Guitarist Noveller on Cinematic Music and Her Healthy Obsession with Pedals
Gibson Les Paul vs. IbanezÂ RG Premium: Put Their Tones to the Test
Copyright ©2016 by NewBay Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 28 East 28th Street, 12th floor, New York, NY 10016 T (212) 378-0400 F (212) 378-0470