Tuesday, August 21, 2018

6 Tips for Your First Recording Session

A former student of mine from Biola University recently approached me for advice as she prepared for her first recording session in a big...

Better IEM Mix?

I recently had the honor of playing for a great conference. The conference was hosted by a wonderful world evangelist. Everything about the conference...

7 Things to Keep in Mind as a Worship Bassist

In many ways, music is music…and the considerations between Sunday morning vs. any other gig are similar (things like having functional gear, arriving on...

Composing a Bass Line

I think everyone has their own approach to writing the correct foundation for a song. Yes…I said “writing.” Every time we play a bass...

6 Tips for Bass Line Creativity

There are times that our bass part is already firmly established and it’s our job to simply perform a solid rendition of it -...

Playing What’s In Your Head

Getting good bass tone is a life-long, science experiment. There is a sound in every musician’s head. It’s the sound of the perfect tone of...

5 Exercises for Improving Your Time

Groove. What is groove? What does that word mean in a musical context? Some people define it as the element of music that makes one...

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...

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