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Taking the Backseat

May 17, 2011
Available on DVD, the documentary Bring on the Night offers a revealing look into the world of top-tier touring. Shot in 1985, the film shows a young Branford Marsalis
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New Gear Time: Before You Buy

April 19, 2011
When G.A.S. gets the best of you—or maybe you actually need a new piece of gear—how can you ensure that what you’re hunting will become a keeper? The answer: Try it out the way it will actually be used.
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On Bass: The Call

March 15, 2011
It’s the event we all dream of—the one point in our musical time line that can define a career. That magical phone call (or email or text) asking if you’re
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On Bass: Caring For Your Hands, Pt. 2

February 15, 2011
In caring for your right hand when playing bass, the foremost goal is to develop a relaxed and natural position.
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Learning From The Most Unlikely Sources

January 17, 2011
Being with others breeds new ways of thinking.
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Caring For Your Hands, Part 1

December 21, 2010
Proper fretting hand placement and care for bassists
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Amp or No Amp: The Great Debate Continues

November 16, 2010
Pros and cons of going straight through the PA
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What Kind of Bass Are You?

October 20, 2010
A bass can be deeply telling about its owner
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Your Thing, Their Thing, and the Whole Thing

September 21, 2010
Finding the thing that sets you apart
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Going Beyond the Amp

August 17, 2010
Facing the challenges of a PA head on.
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