Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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...

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...

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