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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...

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 26, 2013

OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS, WE’VE LOOKED AT SOME BRITISH BLUES bassists from the 1960s, and then crossed the Atlantic to examine the work of H...

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.

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