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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.

March 18, 2015

This month, we take another look at Jack Bruce’s work with the supergroup Cream, this time from the 2005 reunion concerts at the Royal Alber...

March 17, 2015

What’s the difference between a scale and a mode, and does it matter? The answer is two-fold.

March 6, 2015

With the passing of jack bruce, The world has lost a great voice, an artist and musician Whose work shaped the lives of several generations....

March 6, 2015

In may 1957, paul chambers went into columbia records’ 30TH Street Studio to lay down new tracks with his employer at the time, trumpeter Mi...

January 27, 2015

For the past few years, I’ve been featuring examples of various bassists playing over the 12-bar blues form, but this month I wanted to shar...

January 27, 2015

“I’ll play it and tell you what it is later.”

January 13, 2015

HOW IMPORTANT IS A BASS INTRO? IT’S A MATTER OF MUSICAL LIFE or death! In the pregnant moments before the intro, the band is poised and read...

January 13, 2015

Even after playing bass for decades, I still run across techniques that are new to me.

December 19, 2014

When original Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick left this earth on August 28, 2014, the bass world lost an under-appreciated giant of the in...

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