December 2020

Bass

ARTICLES

Bass

Practice Makes Music: Creative Ways to Learn from Your Favorite Artists

June 27, 2020
A guide on how modern R&B and pop could unlock your inner practice addict.
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Pino

Palm-Mute Like Pino

March 28, 2020
What does it take to be an R&B bass icon? Here’s how Pino Palladino changed the game.
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falbo

Falbo Guitars Double Cut Boxer & Intuition Bass Demos | NAMM 2020

January 20, 2020
The visionary builder busts out a pair of Fishman Fluence-voiced axes that feature his Intention bridges—a hybrid fretted/fretless bass and a rock-solid cutaway guitar.
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On Bass: Deconstructing a Hybrid Rumble

May 19, 2017
Victor Brodén takes a close look at bassist Ethan Farmer’s right-hand approach, which blends techniques that can noticeably juice up the low end’s sonic space.
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On Bass: It’s All in the Approach

January 17, 2017
Overplaying bassists aren’t typically held in high regard, but there are ways to let your creativity shine through while still maintaining a solid foundation.
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The Rumble Seat

The Rumble Seat: A Bass Groove Toolbox

February 13, 2016
Invent a whole new low-end vocabulary by combining cues from classic George Porter Jr. and James Jamerson licks with modern rhythms and beats.
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Video Lesson - The Rumble Seat: A Fretless Bass Manifesto by Juan Alderete

November 21, 2011
PG columnist Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta, Racer-X, Big Sir) talks about the basics and philosophy of approaching the fretless bass in his December 2011 print magazine column, which can be read in its entirety online and for free here.
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The Rumble Seat: A Fretless Bass Manifesto

The Rumble Seat: A Fretless Bass Manifesto

November 15, 2011
I was determined to find what this fretless sound was all about.
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The Rumble Seat: Five Essential Techniques for Bass

The Rumble Seat: Five Essential Techniques for Bass

August 16, 2011
These simple ideas have helped me improve consistency in my time, sound, fluidity, and other fundamental aspects of my musicianship.
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Digging Deeper: Groove is in the Heart

Digging Deeper: Groove is in the Heart

August 16, 2011
How much control do you have when it comes to note placement?
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