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On Bass: Developing Your Solo Voice

June 16, 2015
How can you make your solos sing?
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On Bass: Prep Like a Pro

May 26, 2015
Try a form chart to help you learn a song inside and out.
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On Bass: On Compression

April 23, 2015
Don’t write off compression—embrace it and use it to your advantage.
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On Bass: Slap Bass Fundamentals

March 17, 2015
Before you go slaphappy, get a firm grip on the basics.
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On Bass: Music Wants Its Slap Back

February 24, 2015
If a bassist slaps in the woods, is it musical?
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On Bass: Advice for Guitarists … from a Bassist

January 19, 2015
Savvy advice for guitarists—from a bass-playing musical director’s perspective.
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On Bass: When Your Go-To Lines Aren’t Enough

December 23, 2014
If you’re a bassist struggling to compose an interesting and unpredictable bass line, try these tips.
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On Bass: The Wrecking Crew—Basses You Need to Get the Job Done

November 24, 2014
Though seasoned bassists can coax a variety of tones from a single instrument, sometimes it’s necessary to bring an arsenal.
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On Bass: Drummers Get Personal

October 30, 2014
Three world-class drummers wax poetic on what’s most important to them in a bassist.
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On Bass: Doubling (aka A Tale of Two Basses)

October 6, 2014
Three world-class bassists talk about being proficient on both electric and upright.
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