Sunday, July 23, 2017

Tips for Listening and Playing

For the last 15 years or so I have grown accustomed to dialing in my own mix on personal headphone mixers. Over time I have figured...

5 Tips for Worship Bass Effectiveness

It took some distilling to narrow things down, so let me make a couple of quick prefaces: “Consistent practice” didn’t make the list because...

Bass Tones and Concepts

When coming up with a bass part for a song there is always so much to consider. Let's attempt to break this down into...

Groove Tweaking (Part 4)

I hope you’ve been having fun exploring your creativity and expanding your groove vocabulary with this series! As with previous installments, the untweaked version...

Groove Tweaking (Part 3)

Welcome back to another exploration of groove tweaking! Our untweaked version is a reprise of the straight 8th-note groove in A minor from previous installments. Today’s...

Tips On Tightening Up a Rhythm Section: A Bassist’s Perspective

This article is a definite challenge coming from the musician’s chair that represents a musically “following” position (as opposed to leading one). To better clarify,...

What Does it Take to be a Session Bassist? – Part...

Last time we talked about some of the emotionally and physically draining challenges one can encounter as a session bassist. There are also plenty...

What Does it Take be a Session Bassist? – Part 1

This particular question does not cross every bassist’s mind, but it’s one that could possibly lead to a career doing what you love right...

Groove Tweaking (Part 2)

Welcome back to our groove tweaking explorations! I hope you’ve been having fun with these adaptation exercises as we continue to broaden our musical...

Leadership

It's fascinating how bassists (all musicians, really) are constantly making thousands of decisions per minute during any type of performance. The beauty comes when...

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