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Be teachable

So I walk into the club, have a seat at the bar, order my favorite beverage, and begin listening to the band. It is going well, I am very impressed with the obvious musicianship of the band members. Then it happens, causing me to think, uh oh! Read More...

Slap bass does not equal funky bass

At some point people began equating funk bass with slapping the bass. I wish I had a nickel for every time some band leader gave me the universal thumb wagging symbol while telling me “now get funky” Read More...

8 Keys to knowing the bass part

1. Play the track a few times, just listening, not playing. You are listening to the bass line, phrasing, note choices, note length, groove, dynamics, articulation, variations in repeated sections Read More...