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byPublished on 08-10-2012 05:00 PM Number of Views: 244
Bassist Sean O'Bryan Smith gives us the lowdown on the importance of "Playing Simple".
© 2012 Sean O'Bryan Smith
Original featured on Lane's website: BassLessonsHQ
Re-printed with permission
Hey Gang, Sean here. Pleased to meet you.
So, for my first article for this series of articles, now ...
byPublished on 08-10-2012 04:45 PM Number of Views: 289
Thunder Row member Stanton Lawrence discovered this great pair of instructional videos and posted the links on Facebook.
I signed up for the "get more videos" newsletter. So far, these are the only two available, but if there are more coming, they should be interesting!
byPublished on 08-10-2012 08:00 AM Number of Views: 893
Just re-printing this Lane Baldwin article for our newer members!
Visit Lane online! http://basslessonshq.com/
Preparing For An Audition
By Lane on Bass
It doesn't matter if you plan to make a career out of music, or if you intend to play music as a hobby. Sooner or later, you're probably going to have to audition for a band. Even Jason Newsted had to audition for Metallica before he rose to fame.
byPublished on 08-08-2012 11:40 PM Number of Views: 392
Our friends at bassgear.co.uk keep us posted on their monthly specials, so we can make our U.K.-based readership aware of some great deals. And if you can't buy, at least you can dream...
Pre-Owned & Clearance stock as at 08 August 2012
Most of these are pictured and described on www.bassgear.co.uk
Some items may not have got that far yet!
Please contact us on 01189 706925, firstname.lastname@example.org ...
byPublished on 08-08-2012 05:10 PM Number of Views: 565
Fantasy Bass Boot Camper Keiko (rhymes with Seiko, like the watch) G. - from Toronto - lays down the bass track for "I-40 West" at Nashville's Sound Emporium - the studio where Willie Nelson, T-Bone Burnet, Taylor Swift, and a host of others record their albums. (The soundtrack for "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" was recorded there, as well.)
Says Keiko: "My week has been amazing!"
byPublished on 08-07-2012 07:30 PM Number of Views: 205
He wasn't a bassist, but the contributions he made to the world of music are so significant that this man deserves a mention in our world.
"Marvin Hamlisch, a prolific composer who put together musical ensembles for an array of movies, television and theater shows, died at his home in Los Angeles, his agent said Tuesday.
His work over a four-decade career earned him three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards, composing more than 40 scores for films that include "The Way We Were" and "The Sting"."
byPublished on 08-07-2012 04:45 PM Number of Views: 571
Humans. I mean, whose idea was it to schedule a huge Mexican dinner just before the campers were to take the stage at the Rutledge? Ever hear of nerves, anyone? Well, the campers sure did, and the last thing they needed in their little tummies was enchiladas! One burp from the stage and we could all have been blown into next week!
I'm taking charge of the menu next year - I'm thinking something French-sounding and exotic. Maybe eclairs stuffed with minced escargot? Stay tuned.
FBBC Campers at Fiesta Mexicana. Great food. Bad timing.
Back to front, left to right: Deborah, Phil, Brian, Kevin, Lisa, Morgan, Ray, Kathy, Keiko, Woody, Roger, Warren, Mark, Barbara, Kevin, and John.
byPublished on 08-07-2012 01:30 AM Number of Views: 429
From The New York Times:
"Gibson Guitar Corporation has agreed to pay $350,000 in penalties to settle federal charges that it illegally imported ebony Madagascar to use for fret boards, ending a criminal investigation that had drawn fire from conservatives as an example of over-reaching by the government, the Justice Department announced on Monday.
byPublished on 08-06-2012 01:00 PM Number of Views: 339
Ralf Gauck is a German bassist who enjoys playing his own arrangements of Beatles and Sting songs. His most recent album, Hautnah, which is German for "Up Close" takes a diversion from his regular tributes to give the listener a very intimate collection of beautiful music.
byPublished on 08-03-2012 05:15 PM Number of Views: 604
From German bass maker, Waja Bass, comes the Telio A.M. 5-string Lefty bass.
Waja reports that their instruments have a well-balanced weight ratio between body and neck, with the centre of gravity located in the centre of the players body. The bass bodies are all ergonomically ...