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Victor Brodén

Victor Brodén

Victor Brodén is a Nashville bassist and producer who has toured and recorded with more than 25 major-label artists, including LeAnn Rimes, Richard Marx, Casting Crowns, and Randy Houser. His credits also include Grammy-winning albums and numerous television specials on CMT and GAC, as well as performances on The Tonight Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. You can reach him at vbroden@yahoo.com.

ARTICLES

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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On Bass: The Song Guys

July 23, 2014
Killer chops are great, but keeping the groove and subtlety top-of-mind when laying down the low end is all-important.
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On Bass: Covering Your Basses, Pt. 2

May 9, 2014
It’s possible to coax a wide variety of tones from a single passive bass using only your touch and its onboard controls.
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On Bass: Covering Your Basses

March 25, 2014
If you’re serious about playing bass for a living, it’s important to be intimately familiar with a number of different musical styles.
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On Bass: Why Bassists Make Great Musical Directors

January 13, 2014
Does being at home between the rhythm section and the melodic instruments make bassists uniquely qualified to listen objectively?
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On Bass: Layering the Low End

November 28, 2013
Two basses on one song? The technique is more common than you may think.
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