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  • Useful Apps for the Traveling Bassist

    Useful Apps for the Traveling Bassist

    I’ve been traveling quite a bit this year, and I’ve come to rely heavily on a few different apps on my iPad and/or iPhone. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites that I haven’t touched on here already. (If you want to check out my previous recommendations, you can check them out here).... »

  • Nathan Navarro and Dylan Patrello (aka Dot): Follow Me

    Nathan Navarro and Dylan Patrello (aka Dot): Follow Me

    Bassist Nathan Navarro teamed up with singer Dylan Patrello to form the electronic duo Dot, even though the pair live in different parts of the world and come from different musical backgrounds. “Dylan and Nathan collaborate online while being thousands of miles away as Dylan is most often in Texas and Brazil while Nathan spends... »

  • Top Ten: The Hottest Bass Videos and Gear, Mod Shop, Practicing with a Looper, and Talking About the Blues Bass Scale

    Top Ten: The Hottest Bass Videos and Gear, Mod Shop, Practicing with a Looper, and Talking About the Blues Bass Scale

    Gear. Videos. How-to’s. Readers can’t get enough of them (neither can we). Last week, Evan Marien’s “Soulseek” took top honors, with Viz Maurogiovanni’s solo performance of Fauré’s “Pavane, Op. 50” and the duet of Grant Stinnett and Michael Manring performing “Money Talks” making the list too. Our gear coverage ranged from old school cool to... »

  • Bill Wyman Releases Rhythm Kings Collectors’ Edition Box Set

    Bill Wyman Releases Rhythm Kings Collectors’ Edition Box Set

    In the early ‘90s, Bill Wyman left the rock and roll dynasty known as The Rolling Stones to form the Rhythm Kings. Today, a new box set chronicles the band’s entire recorded career. The Rhythm Kings Collectors’ Edition Box Set contains all four of their studio albums released from 1998 to 2001, including the 2-CD... »

  • Way Down: Playing Bass with Elvis, Dylan, the Doors and More – The Autobiography of Jerry Scheff

    Way Down: Playing Bass with Elvis, Dylan, the Doors and More – The Autobiography of Jerry Scheff

    Hard to believe the musical career of Jerry Scheff can fit into a 256 page autobiography, but somehow Scheff managed to do it. The pro session bassist has penned a memoir covering his 45 year career with some of the biggest names in popular music, set for release in March, 2012. In Way Down: Playing... »

  • Doug Johns: “Pocket Fulla Nasty” – Live

    Doug Johns: “Pocket Fulla Nasty” – Live

    What the world needs is more Doug Johns videos… especially like this one. Here’s Doug with drummer Chris Ceja, performing “Pocket Fulla Nasty” live at CPE Sound in Chicago, IL. The tune can be found on the 2008 release of the same name. Be sure to check out our interview with Doug (after the video,... »

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  • SuperMegaUltraGroovy Updates Capo App for iOS

    SuperMegaUltraGroovy Updates Capo App for iOS

    SupreMegaUltraGroovy has updated their Capo app for iOS with version 1.2. Designed for learning, the music app allows for independently adjusting the speed and pitch of any song in your music library. Capo 1.2 adds several features, including mono re-mixing for isolating the left or right channels, which comes in handy for students working with... »

  • Hal Leonard Releases Sheet Music Direct for iPad

    Hal Leonard Releases Sheet Music Direct for iPad

    Hal Leonard has brought their digital sheet music store to the iPad. Sheet Music Direct for iPad is a three-in-one app, allowing access to the publisher’s more than 100,000 songs available for purchase, as well as a sheet music viewer and score library. Past Sheet Music Direct customers can access all their previous purchases through... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: Old School Fender, Roland Field Recorder, Arium 050, New Pigtronix Pedal and The Bass of the Week

    Bass Gear Roundup: Old School Fender, Roland Field Recorder, Arium 050, New Pigtronix Pedal and The Bass of the Week

    The latest bass gear coverage, all in one spot. 1. Roland Introduces R-26 Field Recorder Roland has released the R-26 Portable Field Recorder featuring dual built-in stereo microphones, two XLR/TRS inputs, and an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic. The device allows for up to six channels of simultaneous recording and has Roland’s patented... »

  • Slayer Returns to the Studio

    Slayer Returns to the Studio

    Slayer is once again working on a new album, to be the follow-up to 2009’s World Painted Blood. The news was broken by drummer Dave Lombardo via Twitter. Fronted by bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, the metal giants had begun preliminary work on a new record earlier this year when guitarist Jeff Hanneman suffered from a flesh-eating... »