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January 15, 2016

Welcome to the first installment of my new column, R&B Gold.

January 15, 2016

A bassist will certainly notice the problem inherent with Amy Winehouse’s platinum version of “There Is No Greater Love” [2003, Frank, Islan...

December 23, 2015

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

December 23, 2015

Greetings BP readers! I’m excited to be writing this column about unorthodox techniques that I use and how I like to apply them.

December 23, 2015

With the boogaloo still lingering in your ears (October ’15), let’s continue examining the funkier side of the blues.

December 23, 2015

Last month we looked at fingerings for some hard scales—Ab, G, and B major—in the half and 1st positions, according to Franz Simandl’s famou...

December 4, 2015

I’ve done lots of pedal clinics, I have a pedal website, and I’ve toured with over 40 pedals in a live situation, so people are always askin...

December 4, 2015

Last month we looked at fingerings for the f, bb, and g major scales in the half position and first position, according to Franz Simandl’s f...

November 10, 2015

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

The area where jazz, blues, R&B, and latin music intersect is a fertile quarter I call the “Boogaloo Zone.”

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