Saw this and couldn’t help to share with all of you, this guy will teach the coolest party trick:
Tags: Lady Gaga, Music theory, Reddit
So I noticed this thread on reddit that caught my eye. A redditor was asking fellow site users whether there were any pop songs that have impressed musicians or students who are into music theory. I’ve always been particularly fond of Lady Gaga’s stuff, but I never put too much thought into anything else on the reddit list, except for the Beatles…
Here’s the list. What are your thoughts?
Tags: Bass guitar, Commodore 64, music
Have you ever asked yourself what purpose that old 80’s computer your dad put away in the garage at some point could serve nowadays?
This lady got an old Commodore 64 and actually used it to build a BASS GUITAR! That’s correct.
How badly do you want it? I want one of those BAD!
Check it out:
Tags: Bass guitar, Lionel Hampton, New Orleans, peter badie, Sam Cooke, Veterans Day
One of the first New Orleans musicians to use an electric bass is a war vet who was born May 17, 1925.
On Veterans Day, we would like to talk a bit about Peter “Chuck” Badie, a versatile jazz musician who made a name for himself playing with Roy Brow’s band, Lionel Hampton’s band and Sam Cooke. Badie was in the Navy from 1942 to 1945. When Lionel Hampton was looking for a bass player to go on tour with him, he asked Badie whether he could travel, to which Badie responded “well, could fish swim?”
War is not a pretty thing and I would be more than happy to learn that all of the young men and women who serve this country abroad are brought back home safe but we must honor those who have served and continue to serve in spite of our personal views on war.
Here’s a video of Badie’s old band playing live, the Lionel Hampton crew.
Tags: andy williams, Roses, the days of wine and roses
Every now and then, a song reminds you of its power to describe with a melody just how you feel.
Right now, I would like to share a song that… well, is something other than just how I feel, it’s also a great and moving tune.
Here’s The Days of Wine and Roses by the Eddie Higgins Trio:
And the same song by Andy Williams:
Tags: Clockwork Angels, Clockwork Angels Tour, Geddy Lee, Rush
Geddy Lee must be one of my favorite musicians of all time.
Rush is one of my favorite bands of all time, thus, to hear of news related to Rush’s latest album Clockwork Angels and the DVD of its tour is enough to put me on the edge of my seat: I know it’s going to be worth it.
Rolling Stone mag had a feature covering the new album and DVD just a week ago.
According to the publication, the tour was unique for Rush fans because they managed to bring additional musicians onto the stage. Because the new album used a full string section during its recording, the band wanted to bring the same feel to the stage and boy did they manage to do it!
The band played some famous tunes from the 80s during the tour, which was also a surprise to some.
The DVD and CD combo will be available for all of us common folk on November 19th and I can’t wait to put my hands on it. Here’s a preview clip of the band playing “The Garden”:
Tags: bass player, blues, cream, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Graham Bond Organisation, jack bruce
Cream, the English rock group has influenced several generations. It wasn’t only the band that made Eric Clapton famous, it was also the band that helped to bring the spotlight over one of the most high-profile bass players of his generation.
You might not like his style but Jack Bruce was an essential figure at the time and one of the main reasons why the Cream trio was so heavily influenced by blues. But before he was a member of Cream, he was a member of the Graham Bond Organisation, which was mainly a jazz/blues group. Ginger Baker, Cream’s drummer, was also part of the group.
The magazine Bass Player decided to look into “Big Boss Man” to explore Bruce’s style.
And here’s the band playing Hoochie Coochie Man: