Saturday, November 18, 2017

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...

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...

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