Posts Tagged ‘bass’

When all I need is a little bass-related fun, I surely love to look for them GIFs and memes of music-related content all over the internets.

It’s easily one of my favorite things. I’m sure this sloth over here agrees with me, especially after dropping the bass so hard:

What about this cat? It looks like it’s getting the willies out of the tune it’s rocking!

Anyhoo, what you really should be mindful of what is the power of dropping that bass… things could get ugly…

Have an awesome Tuesday, folks!

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Monday it is

Posted: October 7, 2013 in Music
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Well… and it’s Monday.

Because today is a special day for the many of us who must show up for work that finances our true aspirations, I decided to share a little bit of fun bass-playing time. Hope you dig it:

It’s not always easy to figure out how to get your left hand to obtain that flowing feeling while playing a bass. I decided to give you guys a help by making the video below, hope you enjoy it!

The great Esperanza Spalding

Posted: October 1, 2013 in Music
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Esperanza Spalding is one hell of a bass player! I particularly love her technique and style…

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According to the musician’s wikipedia page, Spalding is particularly fond of different types of music and is greatly interested in Brazilian songs. Esperanza says that “with Portuguese songs, the phrasing of the melody is intrinsically linked with the language, and it’s beautiful.”

Some of the bass players that have influenced her include Dave Holland and Ron Carter. She loves jazz music and believes that the genre should be brought back to the people. According to Spalding, in the early days, jazz was “popular dance music” and “the music of young people who considered themselves awfully hip.”

Check out Esperanza showing what it’s all about alongside Wayne Shorter in the video below and click here for more info on her music.

No Treble, the all-bass-players magazine, featured a very interesting article on how a bass player doesn’t need just a bass. If you are a beginner and you would like to learn the dos and don’ts to avoid any headaches ahead, this could be a very interesting first read, especially if you have no idea of how much you’ll be spending to get all the gear you need.

Here’s a quote:

Investing in a new instrument is a lot like moving into a new house. You have a budget in mind, a good idea of the amenities that you want and need, and a few sources to help you find the perfect place. Finally, you find the right home; it’s in your price range, you sign the lease, and prepare for the move in date.

And then, something hits you: You need to hire movers, guilt trip your friends into helping, and prepare a few pizza orders.

For the whole article, click here and enjoy!

It’s a hard thing to come by the perfect method of practicing C scales… But I think I might have found a way to teach you just the easiest one! Check it out:

I’m not sure how well you like the grunge era, but one of my all-time favorite grunge bands has to be Alice in Chains. I had the chance to meet Mike Inez during this year’s NAMM show and let me tell ya’, he’s one hell of a sweet guy! He sure can rock out some awesome tunes as well. Here’s a quick bio:

Mike Inez (born May 14, 1966) is an American rock musician best known for his role as the bassist of Alice in Chains. Inez has also worked with other popular musical acts such as Ozzy Osbourne, Slash’s Snakepit, Black Label Society, and Heart. He is of Filipino descent.

Check out Inez playing with AIC back in 1996: