Magnatone Giveawya

September 2014

On Bass

The Importance of Being Social

January 9, 2013
Ask yourself what you’re trying to accomplish with your social media page. Do you want a record deal, studio gigs, a touring gig, or to give lessons?
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First on the Scene

December 10, 2012
Other players are supposed to be able to follow us. We set up chord changes like drummers set up sections of a song with fill. It is one of our primary functions. We always have to be first on the scene.
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Me and Victor

November 5, 2012
No boundaries for this game-changer: Victor Lemonte Wooten. Photo by Steve Parker In the religious world, it would be referred to as “illumination” or “enlightenment.” I call it the
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Mastering the Groove

October 8, 2012
Mastering the art of grooving requires practicing your bass lines to sit in front of the kick drum, behind it, and right on it. Sometimes, a tight relationship between
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The Right Bass for You

September 5, 2012
We’ll address the three basics for tailoring your custom needs in an off-the-rack world: tone, playing situation, and budget.
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The Space of the Bass

August 10, 2012
What is the sound you hear in your head when you think of the word “bass”?
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Aiming for Perfection

July 9, 2012
Steve Cook combats a truckload of technical difficulties at a recent outdoor festival: No signal due to a faulty DI, a funky mix from having to re-route his signal,
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What Would Duck Do?

June 8, 2012
While many of us know about the beginning and end of Duck’s incredible musical life, it’s the middle that will have bassists grooving for years to come.
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Tools of the Trade for Bassists: Eighth-Notes

May 11, 2012
I believe the single most important piece of advice is to obsess over playing eighth-notes well.
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A Lesson for Substitutes

April 6, 2012
If you have ever wondered about the process—or want to be ready for this situation—please read on.
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