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  • Lesson: Pulse and Escaping from Meter

    As bassists we have unique musical responsibilities in an ensemble whether it’s a symphony, jazz jam or rock group. We’re the foundation – the pulse. There is a pitfall that we must be careful to avoid and it’s ingrained in us through a lot of standard music education: we are bound by meter and notation.... »

  • Lester Cole and his Ken Smith: Cool Jazz

    This is Lester Cole from Cancun, Mexico, playing some cool jazz on his gorgeous Ken Smith bass, improvising over backing tracks in E min7 and having fun: Check him out on Youtube and Myspace. »

  • Flea Joining Thom Yorke for Live Performances

    Flea Joining Thom Yorke for Live Performances

    Flea will be teaming up with Thom Yorke on October 4th and 5th at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. “In the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting a band together for fun to play the Eraser stuff live and the new songs etc… to see if it could work!” Yorke said, via Radiohead’s... »