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How To Apply Your Transcriptions
Ask Damian Erskine

How To Apply Your Transcriptions

Q: Can you give an example of how I might explore using the things I’ve transcribed in some way? I’ve been transcribing a lot this year (as a music student), but I’m not sure how to apply it or get anything from it. A: I spent years transcribing tunes, solos, melodies and bass lines before I ever really figured out...

Josh Cohen: Let it Snow / Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Bass Videos

Josh Cohen: Let it Snow / Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Josh Cohen is helping us get into the holiday spirit with an excellent medley of two tunes: “Let it Snow” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Happy holidays!

At The Drive-In Release New Music, Announce 2017 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

At The Drive-In Release New Music, Announce 2017 Tour Dates

Sixteen years after their last release, At The Drive-In announced they have an album of all new material coming out. Even more exciting is the fact that they will be taking their show on the road. The band, fronted by Omar Rodríguez-López and anchored by bassist Paul Hinojos, will perform a handful of dates focusing on the East Coast as...

Reader Spotlight: Eric “EQ” Young
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Eric “EQ” Young

Meet bassist Eric “EQ” Young, who as a high school student saw Larry Graham perform, and the rest is history. Eric spends his time performing for ConFunkShun and working as a solo artist. He’s this week’s reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Singer, songwriter and virtuoso bass player Eric “EQ” Young couldn’t be happier with how the year...

Bass Transcription: Walter Becker’s Bass Line on Steely Dan’s “Gaucho”
Transcriptions

Bass Transcription: Walter Becker’s Bass Line on Steely Dan’s “Gaucho”

This month I chose the self-titled track from Steely Dan’s 1981 record, as a focus of study. I had never heard this group before, though my friends told me all the time there are a lot of good studio musicians on the band’s records. I never was interested in their music until recently when I found this record at a...

Julie Slick: Adrian Belew Power Trio “E” Bass Playthrough
Bass Videos

Julie Slick: Adrian Belew Power Trio “E” Bass Playthrough

Back in October, Julie Slick’s playthrough of the Adrian Belew Power Trio’s “B3” blew us away. Now she’s posted an even crazier video for the song “e”. Slick plays seemingly impossible lines with ease while her friend Ben paints his room (and her). Prepare to have your face melted. Video by Ben Hallman.

Bob Marley and the Wailers “Live!” Album Reissued
New Albums

Bob Marley and the Wailers “Live!” Album Reissued

Bob Marley’s historic Live! album has been reissued in a three-LP set with never-before-released music. The original album, released in December 1975, was compiled from the second of two performances at the Lyceum Theatre in London on July 17 and 18, 1975. Driven by the genius bass lines of Aston “Family Man” Barrett, the band’s period captured on the recordings...

Bass of the Week: Yamaha Billy Sheehan Acrylic Attitude LTD3
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Yamaha Billy Sheehan Acrylic Attitude LTD3

This week we’re checking out a cool one-off that Yamaha built for bass shredder Billy Sheehan. Based on his signature Attitude LTD3 model, the bass brings together some interesting elements tied around Sheehan’s band The Winery Dogs. “Before The Winery Dogs’ touring cycle in support of their second album Hot Streak, Billy asked us to build him an Attitude LTD3...

Talking Technique: The One-Finger-Per-Fret Controversy
Talking Technique

Talking Technique: The One-Finger-Per-Fret Controversy

Some people are afraid for their fingers, while others swear by it: the one-finger-per-fret position. Is there is a reason to fret “one-finger-per-fret”? Not if done right. Is it worth getting it down? Yes! [Read to the end for “Practice-with-me” videos.] I definitely recommend having a solid grip (so to speak) on the one-finger-per-fret method. Practicing this way has numerous...

Ted “Blyss” Gould: Sometimes it Snows in April
Bass Videos

Ted “Blyss” Gould: Sometimes it Snows in April

No Treble columnist Ted “Blyss” Gould shared this solo bass cover of Prince’s “Sometimes it Snows in April” over the weekend, and it knocked me out. “A tribute to the Prince who is probably the most influential artist of my life,” Blyss shared. “I started playing around with the bass-only version of this classic Prince tune last night. Still working...

Guns N’ Roses Plot 2017 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Guns N’ Roses Plot 2017 Tour Dates

If you missed the Guns N’ Roses reunion, you’ll have another shot to see the band in action in the coming year. Duff McKagan and crew have announced 2017 dates for their “Not in This Lifetime” Tour. The trek will take them across the U.S. and Canada with a special stop in St. Louis, Missouri. The band hasn’t played the...

Weekly Top 10: New Bass Gear, Scale Excercise, Top Videos and More
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top 10: New Bass Gear, Scale Excercise, Top Videos and More

The week closes once again with our celebration of the top 10 reader favorites of the week. From new gear, to expert columns, to the top videos and more, here are your favorites from the week of December 10-16, 2016. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Fender Unveils American Professional Series Basses Fender has unveiled the American Professional...