Friday, January 12, 2018

Hey Bud, What’s Your Problem?

Of course, I am joking. Most likely you would never hear this question asked in a church rhythm section setting. But what if you...

5 Tips for Impactful Bass Lines

We bassists often employ what I refer to as the “FedEx approach” to delivering our bass lines (if any of you work for FedEx,...

Playing Live: Keeping It On The Tracks

During sessions, whenever a musical “train wreck” occurs, a common phrase you'll often immediately hear is, “Wow. Music is hard!” In the studio, there’s...

5 Tips for Your Woodshed Time

I’m often asked for recommendations on how to best allocate practice time, or time in the woodshed. It’s difficult to answer that question with...

Helpful Hints for Improving Your Timing

Greetings, bass warriors! I would like to cover a few different topics in this article that may propel your bass playing to new heights...

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...

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