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byPublished on 06-20-2012 12:30 AM Number of Views: 551
By now, everybody knows that renowned bassist, Brian Bromberg, is the creator of Bass On The Broadband, the world’s first radio station devoted to the art of the electric and acoustic bass. If you haven't yet put this page in your FAVES, do so immediately! BotB is the bass player's new best friend on the internet!
Brian gives Thunder Row the lowdown on the new station and its unprecedented success!
byPublished on 06-19-2012 06:35 PM Number of Views: 329
Okay, how's this for memorabilia? Paul McCartney's Hofner violin bass is going on the auction block, for charity. Fortunately, we on the Row have advanced notice so we can tally our assets and notify our accounting firms and fund managers ...
byPublished on 06-18-2012 11:30 PM Number of Views: 334
The 2012 Summer NAMM Public Day opens the show floor to consumers and enthusiasts like you. We hope you'll come come out to see this year's exhibitors and events!
Nashville Convention Center
Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now: $10 (June 1–28); $15 (after June 28)
byPublished on 06-18-2012 05:20 PM Number of Views: 4286
There's one vacancy left for a player on Lesson Seven or more at Roy's Fantasy Bass Boot Camp in Nashville, NEXT MONTH! This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join your award-winning TMBG instructor and his special guests Brian Bromberg, Bernhard Lackner, Adam Nitti, and Tim Smith! Not only will this be your chance to meet Roy you'll get to work with him and his staff of bass professionals, one-on-one ...
byPublished on 06-18-2012 05:15 PM Number of Views: 774
Dee Murray (3 April 1946 - 15 January 1992) was an English bassist, best known as a member of Elton John's original rock band.
Murray was born David Murray Oates in Southgate, London in 1946. Before joining Elton John as his touring sidemen, Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson were members of the Spencer Davis Group in 1968-1970.
byPublished on 06-18-2012 04:45 PM Number of Views: 339
byPublished on 06-16-2012 09:30 PM Number of Views: 201
In Lesson 6 of TMBG, Roy offers up a session of great Blues shuffling, and the practice song that goes with it ("Shufflin' Along") is one of my faves to play, TMBG band or no band. It's just a jumping little number that was fun to learn. Play it slow and grinding, or fast and punchy, but play it with that Blues attitude!
byPublished on 06-15-2012 10:30 PM Number of Views: 321
When we advertise TMBG has "the most comprehensive, effective, and entertaining program of self-paced bass instruction on the planet," we're not blowin' smoke. TMBG has been out for two years now, and the first (that we know of) to finish all 20 lessons is Rev. Russell Shores. (We know a number of others are hot on his heels!) Granted, the Reverend has been playing professionally for a while, but he credits Roy and TMBG with helping him solidify his skills and his understanding of music. So, how's he doing? Hear for yourself!
My opinion? Well done Rev! You're an encouragement to us all!
byPublished on 06-15-2012 07:30 AM Number of Views: 3320
Muting those ringing strings on a bass can involve palm or finger use...or a scrunchie? I did not know that wrapping a scrunchie over your frets could be a practical substitute for palm or finger muting.
But, apparently, the scrunchie is now OUT and the "FretWrap" is IN.
byPublished on 06-14-2012 04:30 AM Number of Views: 894
A while back, I posted a report about an ergonomic guitar strap called the Dare Strap.