Though Holt didn’t come from a very musical family, he had a strong desire to learn the upright bass from the first time he heard one. “I first heard a bass at an assembly in junior high,” he explains. “I thought, ‘What’s that instrument? It sounds so cool.’” From that moment he was determined to learn.
This deluxe hardcover book designed to lay flat for ease of use is a comprehensive guide to the bass. The guide takes in everything from tuning the instrument to advanced harmony, as well as modern techniques, including slapping and harmonics.
The Funk and R&B Bass DVD and lesson book explores the key elements of the style, including equipment, scales, arpeggios, and more. It also covers funk and R&B slap and pop techniques
Nady’s PitchFork guitar or bass pedal tuner puts accurate, true bypass tuning technology (+/- one cent) in a rugged stomp box. Its easy-to-read LED…
The VB95 Eastman Pro Bass combines all the beauty and tone with the strength and durability that’s a perfect fit for weekend warriors. It features a fully carved spruce top with gamba corners, solid laminate back and ribs, solid ebony fingerboard.
Brandon from D’Addario giving a demo of the new D’Addario Flex Steel Bass Strings at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show. These Flex Steel Bass Strings are designed to give a heavy/funky sound.
Effects for bass aren’t as easily identified on recordings or in performance as they are for guitar. That’s mostly because effects pedals are used far less frequently on bass. Distortion or overdrive are probably the most popular and most frequently used. “All Around the World” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is a popular song […]
It’s hard to believe a high achiever such as Montel Williams would ever need to follow his own advice, but when he contemplates music making and the role it once played—and could still play—in his life, it occurs to him that he could use a little inspiration and impetus, to start playing bass and piano […]