GrooveTech Tools has released its newest guitar and bass multi-tool, the Mini-Multi. Based on the premise that some players don’t adjust truss rods using a multi-tool, GrooveTech concentrated on action, tremolo systems, intonation, pickup height, and most other adjustments on guitars and basses. The Mini-Multi consolidates 14 tools into a body that’s less than three […]
Jeff Stockham’s Past, Present & Future As a Horn Player
Trumpeter/hornist Jeff Stockham is well-known to Upstate New York music fans. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and a veteran of the renowned Eastman Jazz Ensemble, his performance credits read like a Who’s Who of the upstate New York music scene. He has performed with the Central New York Jazz Orchestra, Salt City […]
French Horn Basics with Michael Manley
Michael Manley has enjoyed a diverse career as a French hornist, teacher, and arts labor advocate. His playing career has included tours with The New York City Opera National Company, Miss Saigon, and Les Miserables, and the Las Vegas production of Disney’s The Lion King…
Jazz, Trumpet & Nick Fields
Nick Fields is a Syracuse Area trumpeter and vocalist who has been playing professionally for over a decade. Initially a classical vocalist, he won or placed in numerous competitions, including but not limited to CNY AMT and NATS. He has maintained jobs as a tenor soloist, most recently at….
Six Lessons for Playing Funk Bass – with Dan Hawkins
of the music. You need great timing, feel, pocket, and technique to play it well. Here are six video lessons that will get you grooving in no time….
Top Bass Guitars Loved by Rock & Roll Legends
Whether you’re a bassist yourself or just someone who loves rock & roll, you might be curious about some of the legendary basses that have shaped rock music. We’ve put together a list of some of the top bass guitars loved by rock & roll legends. Fender Jazz Bass — John Paul Jones of […]
Bass Guitar Lesson with Dan Hawkins – Using Scales To Create Killer Grooves
A question I get a lot is how to go about using the elements of music theory to create a great-sounding bass line. I usually like to emphasise the point that music theory is important for bass players but so are things like playing in time with great tone, feel, taste and flair…
Yamaha Silent Bass SLB 300 Achieves New Lows in Acoustic Bass Modelling
Studio Response Technology (SRT) now allows the new SLB300SK to model an acoustic bass played through different high-end acoustic microphones, ranging from the clear, crisp sound of a dynamic microphone, to the well-balanced rich timbre and warm low-frequency…
Victor Wooten’s Music and Nature Camps
In addition to being one of the premier bass players of his time, most widely known as a member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Grammy winning bassist Victor Wooten also runs a successful music camp in Only, Tennessee. Wooten’s Center for Music and Nature at Wooten Woods Retreat originally focused on teaching music to bass players. Now in its 15th year, it has accommodated all instruments—voice, horns, keyboards, and more—for at least the last six years or so.
Slapping Your Bass with Jules Whelpton
Not only is Jules known as #thatblondebassist but she also known for being an electric violinist, playing a pink violin on stage. When not performing, she teaches at the Youth Arts Academy in Del Mar, CA and loves to…