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Rocco’s School of Funk
Bass Videos

Rocco’s School of Funk

Time to learn some fingerstyle funk. Tower of Power’s bassist Rocco Prestia shows us the way.

News

Berklee announces new online bass courses

Berklee School of Music is offering three online bass courses for their Spring term. Jazz Bass, taught by Jim Stinnett, is a 12-week course focusing on constructing and improvising jazz bass lines, studying standard chord progressions, and studying the work of jazz bass legends including Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Ron Carter and Christian McBride. Anthony Vitti is teaching Rock Bass,...

News

Metallica’s HOF bass drama continues

Let’s see if we can keep this straight… First, Robert Trujillo was playing with the Metallica for the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (we think). Later, it was Jason Newsted. In fact, Newsted shared in an interview that he was playing and Trujillo was sitting. Not so, according to a Warner Bros. Records spokesman, who...

Nathan Hughes: Glove
Bass Videos

Nathan Hughes: Glove

We thought Geddy Lee was the master at the whole playing-bass-while-singing thing. But that was before we stumbled upon this video of Nathan Hughes. Holy smokes.

New Albums

Performing This Week: Jeff Beck DVD with Tal Wilkenfeld [new release]

Performing This Week: Live at Ronnie Scott’s, a DVD performance filmed during a series of 2007 performances at Ronnie Scott’s club in London. The band includes Tal Wilkenfeld on bass, with Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, and Jason Rebello on keyboards, and guest appearances by Joss Stone, Imogen Heap and Eric Clapton. Interviews with each of the band members are included...

Bass Gear

New F-Light Bass from Rees

Cambridge, England-based Rees Electric Guitars is releasing a new, lightweight bass guitar. The Rees F-Light bass is a 4-string, 34-inch scale bass guitar, weighing in at just 6 pounds. The bass uses Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound P-Bass pickups and comes in a variety of wood colors and fretboard wood options. Rees is promoting this as a highly portable bass, perfect...

Events, News

Billy Sheehan joins Rotosound for Musikmesse

Rotosound has just announced Billy Sheehan is making a guest appearance at their booth next month at the musical instrument trade fair, Musikmesse, in Frankfurt, Germany. Billy will meet fans and sign posters for three days, from April 2nd through the 4th. Billy is also promoting his new album, Holy Cow, releasing on April 14th.

New Albums

Mike Stern’s New Morning: The Paris Concert [new release]

A new DVD featuring the Mike Stern Band’s May 2008 performance at the New Morning club in Paris, France was released this week. Bassist Tom Kennedy performs along with Stern, drummer Dave Weckl, and tenor saxophonist Bob Franceschini. New Morning: The Paris Concert is filmed in high definition, contains 112 minutes of footage including the band’s performance, soundcheck clips, and...

Events

Golden Gate Bass Camp

The Golden Gate Bass Camp is celebrating its 14th year of bass camps in California this July, with 8 days of instruction and concerts at the Valley Center for the Performing Arts, Holy Names University in Oakland California. The Bass Camp, held from July 5 through 12th, features David Murray, Robert Hurst, Kristin Korb, Michael Manring, Mark Dresser, David Young,...

Marcus Miller: Teen Town
Bass Videos

Marcus Miller: Teen Town

Today’s video features Marcus Miller playing Jaco Pastorius’ “Teen Town”. Enjoy: