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November 16, 2017

My inspiration for this column came once again from listening, but this time, not to music.

November 16, 2017

Last month, my advice to you was to focus on simple things, even when learning complex music. Great bass players anchor their playing with s...

November 16, 2017

In the last inquirer, I Defined EQ, described its influence over a bass’s timbre, and outlined the types of EQ found on most amps and studio...

November 10, 2017

My inspiration this month came while listening to some old R&B tracks with my wife playing DJ.

November 10, 2017

The internet is full of great advice. and horrible advice.

November 10, 2017

The electronic source of our instrument’s sound is a boon for tone shaping, but it’s also a minefield.

September 1, 2017

The inspiration for this month’s column came to me once again via the airwaves.

September 1, 2017

Jymie Merritt earned his place in The Pantheon of Jazz Greats through his work with Benny Golson, Art Blakey, and B.B. King in the ’50s and ...

July 19, 2017

A significant and prolific regional center of the classic R&B era is Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

July 19, 2017

Going around in circles—the phrase implies the frustration of not getting anywhere fast. But in music, circles offer magical, never-ending p...

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