Bass Lines: Famous Bass Intros – Part VIII – “Another One Bites The Dust”

Jaime David Vazquez

Hello bass players and fans of bass playing! We’re back with the Famous Bass Intros… This time we have the song that is credited as Queen’s best selling single. The song was written by John Deacon (bass player). The song is featured in the studio album called The Game (1980). The song won an American Music Award and […]

Warwick LWA 1000 Bass Head Review

Warwick LWA 1000 Bass Head Review

The Warwick LWA 1000 bass head is an undisputed, classic appearance meets modern technology, 1000 watt powerhouse. Complete with two channel inputs with each having it’s own controls including gain, mute, bass, low mid, high mid, treble, and compressor control. Both the mute and compressor can be switched on or off with a toggle switch. […]

Bass Line From Jaco Pastorius’ Okonkole Y Trompa

Bass Line From Jaco Pastorius' Okonkole Y Trompa

Bass Line From Jaco Pastorius’ Okonkole Y Trompa… Despite Jaco having left innumerable mind-blowing and beautiful pieces of music as a legacy – including Donna Lee, Continuum, Portrait of Tracy, Havona, Chromatic Fantasy, Birdland to name a few – my all time favorite Jaco tune remains Okonkole Y Trompa. It’s mesmerizing and airy atmosphere breathes […]

Bass Line From John Patitucci’s ‘Got a Match’

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Bass Line From John Patitucci’s ‘Got a Match’… Wow, it took me some time to learn this – sometimes it is surprising even for myself how long it can take to master a piece, even with focused practising – okay, maybe around Christmas, and middle of January, practice time was not really effective nor focused but […]

Review: EWS Tri-Logic Bass Preamp 3 and Bass Mid Control 2 pedals

EWS Tri-Logic Bass Preamp 3

Review: EWS Tri-Logic Bass Preamp 3 and Bass Mid Control 2 pedals… Xotic USA designs and manufactures guitars, basses and several high-end effects pedals for tone connoisseurs. At the winter 2015 NAMM, Xotic’s sister brand, EWS, introduced updated versions for two of their popular pedals, the Tri-Logic Bass Preamp and BMC (Bass Mid Control). The […]

Marcus Miller V7 Bass from Sire Guitars

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Marcus Miller V7 Bass from Sire Guitars… This is more than just a review on a bass. It’s also about getting quality instruments into the hands of players of all ages. Even though we had talked via email for a couple weeks prior, I first officially met Mickey Cho of Sire Guitars outside the Anaheim […]

Major Triad Hills

Josh Needleman

Major Triad Hills… A while back, I shared my five triad positions chart from “Getting Around The Bass” with you guys.  This month I want to share a few pages that go into a few exercises that will help you to further master the triads up the neck. This example employs A Major, but you […]

Jazz Improvisation for Bass with Andrea Fascetti: Chromatic Approaches Lines In Action Part 2

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HI MY FRIEND AND COLLEAGUES, IT’S REALLY COOL TO BE HERE AGAIN! THANK YOU FOR THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK ABOUT MY LESSONS. I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A LONG COURSE ABOUT JAZZ IMPROVISATION FOR BASS. I STARTED THESE LESSONS IN NOVEMBER 2008… IT’S REALLY A LONG RUN MY FRIENDS! IN PAST LESSONS, WE […]