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November 4, 2014

Michael Mudcat Ward has been supplying the thump for New England-based blues artists Sugar Ray & the Bluetones since 1978, and has become on...

November 4, 2014

In the beginning, there was an intro. A Bass Player played an introduction and set the mood for an entire song.

September 10, 2014

A COVER VERSION OF A SONG SOMETIMES BECOMES THE DEFINITIVE version.

April 21, 2014

John Goldsby explores 7th intervals, which sound wide and angular.

August 1, 2010

Fellow hard rockers and metalheads (and maybe everyone else, too), lend me your ears.

April 1, 2010

LAST MONTH WE LOOKED AT SOME different ways to marry the organic power of arco double bass with the monstrous electric power of heavy met...

March 1, 2010

Bass master Bryan Beller shares ways to develop a more authentic hard rock/metal sound and feel, even while playing fingerstyle.

February 1, 2010

WHEN 17-YEAR-OLD JACO PASTORIUS laid eyes on his buddy Bob Bobbing’s Sony reel-to-reel tape recorder, he saw musical possibilities with u...

November 1, 2009

TOM KENNEDY WANTS TO MAKE you feel uncomfortable. But don’t worry, it’s all in the name of better bass playing. Since moving back to New ...

November 1, 2009

SOMETIMES I SIT AT THE COMPUTER and cut and paste funk loops into my sequencer program. It’s easy—I just pick something from my library a...

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