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  • Rufus Reid to headline CCM Jazz Showcase

    Jazz bassist Rufus Reid is joining the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music faculty’s Jazztet and the university’s 18-piece student Jazz Ensemble this weekend for a night of standards and original works. The performance takes place this Sunday, May 31 at 7 p.m. in the Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. “Rufus Reid has been... »

  • The Gary Burton Quartet Revisited, with Steve Swallow

    The Gary Burton Quartet has announced tour dates in support of their just-released album, Quartet Live. The quartet consists of leader/vibraphonist Gary Burton, bassist Steve Swallow, guitarist Pat Metheny, and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Tour Schedule: June 19th at the Calvin Theatre in Northhampton, MA (413-586-8686) June 20th at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA... »

  • Primus covers Metallica: Master of Puppets

    Check out Les Claypool and Primus taking Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” in a direction only they can: »

  • David Ellefson’s Rock Shop: Best Case Scenarios

    David Ellefson’s Rock Shop: Best Case Scenarios

    David Ellefson‘s Rock Shop Webisode continues with “Best Case Scenarios”, with a focus on how he travels with his gear. Travel is on David’s mind these days, as he kicks off the tour with his band, Hail! »

  • Larry Graham’s Rock School

    Larry Graham’s Rock School

    Check out this video from an early 80s BBC’s “Rockschool” program. Larry Graham breaks down simple (but awesome) bass lines. We love how the guitarist jumps in on cue, followed by Larry doing the same: Anyone know if this video exists in any commercial format? »

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  • Lesson: Double Thumb Technique

    There are a ton of Youtube videos out there with amazing bassists using this technique. Want to learn how? As a disclaimer, this takes a lot of time to get to a functional level, I spent 4 months of consistent practice before I was able to use it. That being said, the technique is totally... »

  • Charnett Moffett: The Art of Improvisation

    The Art of Improvisation is the latest release by bassist Charnett Moffett and features him on both electric and acoustic bass. Charnett is joined by Will Calhoun, Eric McPherson, and Charnette Max Moffett on drums, Yungchen Lhamo on vocals, Scott Brown on piano, Pat Jones and Steve Barnes on guitar, and Robert Joseph Avalon on... »

  • Bootsy Collins: live bass solo

    All we can say is this: It’s Bootsy! Oh yeah, and try not to look at the guy behind him. »

  • Hot Rocks 1964-1971: New Rolling Stones Bass Tab Book

    Hot Rocks 1964-1971: New Rolling Stones Bass Tab Book

    Alfred Music Publishing has just announced two new songbooks for bass and guitar, featuring the music of The Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks 1964-1971 is a companion book to the band’s release of the same name, the best-selling compilation album featuring “19th Nervous Breakdown”, “As Tears Go By”, “Brown Sugar”, “Get Off of... »

  • LMMS: Free Music Production Software

    Are you a fan of drum and bass techno music? Have you ever caught yourself thinking you could do something like that? Do you need a programmed drum-beat to practice your new slap riffs or to use in a one-man-band performance? LMMS – the Linux Multimedia Studio – provides the platform to do all this... »