Abraham Laboriel Sr. is one of the most sought after bass players living, today. As a Mexican-American bassist he has played on more than 4,000 recordings and soundtracks, to date. And he’s still going…
Authentically Bass with Rob Thorsen
Professional bassist Rob Thorsen shares insight on bass while demonstrating finger techniques—in this example using an F-minor dorian scale….
Options in A minor with bassist Edgar Pagán
Professional bassist, Edgar Pagan shares a few options in A-minor that are sure to bring depth to your playing and color to your arrangements….
Martin BC-16E acoustic-electric bass Guitar
The Martin BC-16E acoustic-electric bass is ideal if you love to write and practice on an unplugged bass but also need the option to plug it in to record or play live with your band. The BC-16E includes a solid Sitka spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, and forward shifted scalloped bracing to […]
Lee Sklar: Traveling through Time and Bass
Interview with Leland (Lee) Sklar, among the busiest electric bass guitarists and session musicians today.
How to Play Slap Bass
In order to play slap bass, a bass player must think like a drummer –that is, to hit the strings with the thumb to get the right tone, the wrist must rotate in the same way a drummer’s wrist does when playing the traditional, or jazz, grip.
How to Play Grooving Bass Lines
Working carefully through the exercise below will give you a firm understanding of blues bass lines basics. Then play your own grooving bass lines soon.
Victor Wooten Bass Jam
Wooten was at the 2014 Winter NAMM show and performed at the Samson booth, and luckily we got to see what a Victor Wooten bass jam is like.
Breaking Into the Scene as a Professional Bass Player
As you might imagine, it’s very difficult to jump in and start making money as a professional bass player. You need to be great at networking, have a large family of connections, and have a name for yourself when it comes to being reliable.
Top 5 Bass Lines & How to Play Them
Top 5 Bass Lines & How to Play Them The bass is often an overlooked instrument, but it shouldn’t be. The bass provides powerful bass lines, which hold a song together or can even take the lead. Bass lines and grooves give the song its rhythm and help give the other instruments freedom to roam. […]