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Tony Grey Bass Academy: An Opportunity to Learn Bass Guitar by Andreas Farmakalidis

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Tony Grey Bass Academy- An Opportunity to Learn Bass Guitar-1Tony Grey Bass Academy: An Opportunity to Learn Bass Guitar by Andreas Farmakalidis…

Tony Grey is one of my favorite bass players. He has an amazing technique and I really love his warm tone. His musical vocabulary is unlimited. On a personal level, he is one of the most inspiring as well as informative bass players I have ever met.

For those of you who do not know the work of Tony Grey:  

Tony Grey is an award winning world class Bass Player, Composer, Published author and Music Producer. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2001. Since graduating he has gone to perform and record with some of the worlds greatest musicians such as John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Gavin DeGraw, Dennis Chambers, Mike Stern, Hiromi, Steve Lukather, Russel Ferante (Yellowjackets) among many others!

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What is the Tony Grey Bass Academy?

The Tony Grey Bass Academy is an online educational Bass Guitar Academy, created by Tony Grey packed with tutorials, lesson plans and expert advice on mastering the bass guitar! I recently joined the Bass academy and I have to say that the site is Frequently updated with new videos, master classes and tips. The site is a great way to learn Bass or improve your bass playing.

Tony Grey Bass Academy- An Opportunity to Learn Bass Guitar-3I enjoyed the fact that Tony spent the time to talk and create lessons regarding Warm up & stretching, effects, gear, sound, transcribing, ear training etc. These are all areas that many educators will not spend the time to elucidate. In addition, is the only educating system (as far as I know) that is it suited for all styles and genres of music, help everyone create their own voice as well as – what I find to be very important – develop each and everyone’s musicality and musicianship.

Who is the academy for?

The lessons are affordable and much more cheaply than any Music School or private lesson. The bass lessons are suited for students of any level, beginner to advanced. Good thing is that you do not even need to know how to read music in order to start learning. The transcriptions/grooves are all written down in standard notation accompanied with tabs as well as a video. The videos are very informative since you can see and hear Tony performing and explaining the groove. He also explains every little detail regarding the groove such as articulation, note durations, technique, feel, dynamic, rhythm, tempo, expression etc. These small elaborate elements create the difference. Musicians need to understand that playing the notes are not enough. These subtle particulars are what make music unique and exceptional.

Tony Grey Bass Academy- An Opportunity to Learn Bass Guitar-2I believe that this new online Bass Academy is a great place for every bass player of any level to evolve and explore different areas of music. The lessons are always easy to grasp, warm and fun. Important is that Tony is training us in all styles and genres allowing the every bass player to reach its full potential and maximum creativity.

Lastly, there is an online community of likely minded people where bass players can interact, learn from each other, grow and exchange ideas.

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Explanation video where Tony introduces the Academy

 

Lydian Modes

 

Tony Grey Bass Academy- An Opportunity to Learn Bass Guitar-5Slap & Pop

Check out a FREE lesson on Tony’s site at tonygreybassacademy.com/free-lesson-slap-n-pop/

For more information please check:

Sign Up Page For The Academy

tonygreybassacademy.com/join-us/

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Tour Touch Base (Bass) with Ian Allison

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Tour Touch Base (Bass) with Ian Allison

Ian Allison Bassist extreme

Most recently Ian has spent the last seven years touring nationally as part of Eric Hutchinson and The Believers, sharing stages with acts like Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, Rachel Platten, Matt Nathanson, Phillip Phillips, and Cory Wong playing venues such as Radio City Music Hall, The Staples Center and The Xcel Center in St. Paul, MN.

I had a chance to meet up with him at the Sellersville Theater in Eastern Pennsylvania to catch up on everything bass. Visit online at ianmartinallison.com/

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New Gear: Spector Woodstock Custom Collection Volume II

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New Gear: Spector Woodstock Custom Collection Volume II

Spector Launches Woodstock Custom Collection Volume II…

Spector Musical Instruments expands their celebrated Woodstock Custom Collection with the Volume II series – a breathtaking series of 12 handcrafted, one-of-a-kind bass guitars, each one masterfully designed by members of the Spector team. Crafted in the Spector USA Custom Shop in Woodstock, New York, these works of art go beyond musical instruments and expand the boundaries of Spector Bass design.

Spector’s iconic design lays the foundation for the Volume II collection. Each bass showcases a unique vision, including the selection of tonewoods, electronics, captivating finishes, and intricate design details. The collection highlights Spector’s commitment to craftsmanship and artistry and the individual people and stories that make up the team.

“The Woodstock Custom Collection was such a huge success, and we had so much fun with it that we couldn’t wait to do it again,” said John Stippell, Director – Korg Bass Division. “With Volume II, we’re expanding on everything we learned from the first collection, as well as pushing our design and Custom Shop team even further. These basses are a testament to the inspiring talent, creativity, and skill of every person on the Spector team. I’m excited for all of these basses and love how they tell the unique stories of all involved.”

Visit online at spectorbass.com/

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New Gear: The Dingwall John Taylor Signature Model

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New Gear: The Dingwall John Taylor Signature Model

Dingwall John Taylor Signature Model…

After playing a limited edition Dingwall live with Duran Duran, John Taylor has launched his
Dingwall Guitars production model, loaded with a Rupert Neve Designs preamp and
Rio-inspired graphics.

Dingwall’s major launch for 2023 was the limited edition Rio Dream Bass, featuring an
innovative Rupert Neve Designs onboard preamp. A year later, the range has been bolstered
with the Canadian company now offering unlimited access to its continued collaboration with
John Taylor of Duran Duran.

Dingwall CEO Sheldon Dingwall says the basses are a response to Taylor’s upfront bass style.
“John’s bass playing with Duran Duran really imprinted on me how a bass should fit into a band mix. The combination of tastefully busy syncopation, his punchy tone, and tight performance immediately drew my ear. His basslines have always had a special combination of energy and elegance.”

The John Taylor Signature model follows the formula of the limited edition Rio Dream Bass,
combining a lightweight Nyatoh body with three neodymium pickups to produce what Dingwall deems “wonderful playability and tones that display a rare clarity and refinement.” The JT Signature model also updates the Rio Dream Bass with a range of new colors; Metallic Black, Primrose, Cranberry and Seafoam Green, as well as a new 5-string variant.

Other specs include a bolt-on Maple neck, a Pau Ferro multi-scale fingerboard with the ‘Rio Eye’ inlaid at the 12th fret, and Dingwall’s new ‘Minimalist’ bridge. The headstock sports lightweight tuners and a Rio-inspired graphic that complements the body stripes, designed by longtime Duran Duran collaborator, Patty Palazzo.

Finally, an onboard preamp designed and configured in collaboration with Rupert Neve Designs, whose studio consoles have long represented the pinnacle of high-end audio engineering, promises a clear voice that balances punch and sustain. “Duran’s breakthrough single, the title track from 1982’s Rio, was originally recorded on a Neve console, so the history was already there,” says Sheldon. “But the team at Rupert Neve Designs absolutely nailed the tone.”

Like the Rio Dream Bass, the JT Signature has also been configured to Taylor’s own personal
specifications. “It all started when I was in Toronto about six years ago,” says Taylor. “A friend
showed me a Dingwall bass on his phone. I loved how it looked and immediately said to my
tech, ‘You’ve got to reach out to these guys!’”

For further information on the range options, head to dingwallguitars.com

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Interview With Bassist Edmond Gilmore

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Interview With Bassist Edmond Gilmore

Interview With Bassist Edmond Gilmore…

I am always impressed by the few members of our bass family who are equally proficient on upright as well as electric bass… Edmond Gilmore is one of those special individuals.

While he compartmentalizes his upright playing for mostly classical music and his electric for all the rest, Edmond has a diverse musical background and life experiences that have given him a unique perspective.

Join me as we hear about Edmond’s musical journey, how he gets his sound and his plans for the future.

Photo, Sandrice Lee

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Have Fret Sprout? Sharp Fret Management… a How-To Video

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Have Fret Sprout? Sharp Fret Management... a How-To Video
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Have Fret Sprout? Check out this sharp fret management how-to video…

Have you found a bass you like but noticed the frets feel sharp? Have you ordered a bass online and discovered that the frets are sharp on your hands when it arrives? Have you picked up one of your favorite basses and noticed that the frets seem unusually sharper than they used to? You might be experiencing fret sprout!

Join me as I fix those pesky frets on one of my basses so you learn how to fix yours too.

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