This week’s “Ask” column is all about ear training. In response to a reader’s question about the “Two Types of Solfege,” Damian breaks down the pros and cons for each, and how to apply it to your routine.
Mohini Dey recently shared this exciting video of her performance with guitarist Evgeny Pobozhiy and his tune, “Road to the Himalayas.” I’m really digging this track, and I especially loved Mohini’s solo around the 3-minute mark.
Baroness has returned with their fifth album, “Gold & Grey,” which expands their sound by incorporating elements of jazz, prog, and math rock - and featuring the work of bassist Nick Jost.
Tim Fletcher is back with his sixth entry of the “Unsung U.S. Bassists” series. Check out his transcription and analysis for Chris Ethridge’s bass line on “Hot Burrito #2” by The Flying Burrito Brothers.
Dead & Company took the stage at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. earlier this month. This clip from the second set of show #2 features on great jam, backed by bassist Oteil Burbridge.
Rancid has announced a new tour for this September that will cross the U.S. with a single date in Canada. They’ll be joined on every date by Pennywise, with a host of other bands joining for certain shows.
Rush may be done performing, but they’ll be seen around the world once again thanks to a new film called “Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence.” The movie documents parts of Rush’s 2015 R40 tour, will get a one-night-only cinematic screening.
One look at this bass and you’ll know its inspiration. However, Rick Wilson of Moonshine Custom Guitars went way beyond replicating the paint job from Eddie Van Halen’s infamous Frankenstrat. The four-string tribute takes every little detail about the guitar and its scars into consideration.
Any Ray Brown video is good to me, but this is one of my favorites. This clip of the late jazz master performing the Charlie Parker blues "Now's The Time" starts as a duet with a young Christian McBride.
Jazz bassist and composer Avishai Cohen has released a new album called “Arvoles,” which translates to “trees” from the ancient Ladino language. The project is described as a reflection of his life over the last few years.
Boss has introduced the 200 Series of pedals, including the DD-200 Digital Delay, the EQ-200 Graphic Equalizer, the MD-200 Modulation, and the OD-200 Hybrid Drive.
Tim Lefebvre shared this on Twitter saying, “This one time gig led to many good things.” That gig was a date on Late Night with David Letterman in 2012, with Donald Fagen. It is cool to see Tim along with his other bandmates in Wayne Krantz Trio!