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John Ferrara: Ben Franklin’s Hair
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John Ferrara: Ben Franklin’s Hair

Consider the Source bassist John Ferrara has just released his second solo song, entitled “Ben Franklin’s Hair.” What does the title have to do with the incredible two-handed tapping melody? Not much. “I don’t know why I named it that, don’t think about it too much,” Ferrara admits. “The song was inspired by Romance era composers like Franz Liszt and...

John Ferrara and Seth Moutal: Mouth Say Tongue
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John Ferrara and Seth Moutal: Mouth Say Tongue

Bassist John Ferrara and percussionist Seth Moutal have released their second composition, and it’s mesmerizing. “This one is an original composition with me tapping polyrhythms and doing auxiliary percussion with my feet, and Seth playing a hand drum and aux percussion with his feet,” Ferrara shares. While that sounds complicated, it’s a natural and great feeling groove. “Mouth Say Tongue”...

John Ferrara: Song For Ramida
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John Ferrara: Song For Ramida

John Ferrara has been wowing us with his killer bass playing in his trio Consider the Source, but now he’s stepping out with a new solo project. The first piece available is “Song for Ramida,” named for his god daughter. “It’s my first solo venture outside of Consider the Source,” he explains. “My main interest has always been treating the...

Consider The Source: Many Words of Disapproval
Bass Videos

Consider The Source: Many Words of Disapproval

Consider the Source have just released a dramatic new music video for their song “Many Words of Disapproval,” and it’s killer. The song features a rolling, tapped bass line from John Ferrara in 5/8. The song comes from their album, World War Trio, Part II + III.

Consider the Source: Reckoner
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Consider the Source: Reckoner

Besides rocking out their own brand of sci-fi/Middle Eastern/fusion music, Consider the Source has been performing some incredible sets of Radiohead songs. Here’s a great clip of the trio tackling “Reckoner” from In Rainbows. Bassist John Ferrara lays down a lot of the ground work with arpeggiated chords on his five-string plus a heavy bass line on using foot pedals...

Consider The Source Release Free Album, Announce Spring Tour
Concerts & Tours

Consider The Source Release Free Album, Announce Spring Tour

Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band Consider the Source is celebrating their 10th anniversary in style this year. The band, who have just returned from a two-week trek of India, are releasing a free compilation album spanning their career. Past is Prologue: 2005-2015 includes tracks from each of their studio albums as well as a bonus from their early years. The...

Consider the Source: God Only Knows
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Consider the Source: God Only Knows

This is the Beach Boys like you’ve never heard them. Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band Consider the Source sat down with videographer Jody Miller to document their quirky yet infectious rendition of “God Only Knows.” Bassist John Ferrara handles bass and melody with two-handed tapping while double-neck guitarist Gabriel Marin and drummer Jeff Mann perfectly fill out the arrangement. Be...

Double Album Completes Consider the Source’s “World War Trio”
New Albums

Double Album Completes Consider the Source’s “World War Trio”

It’s not often you encounter sci-fi Middle Eastern fusion music, but when you do, it’s probably being played by Consider the Source. The band has released parts two and three of its crowdfunded World War Trio as a double album that clocks in at more than two hours long. (Part One of the trio was released in October 2014.) The...

John Ferrara: Two-Handed Tapping Lesson and Playalong
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John Ferrara: Two-Handed Tapping Lesson and Playalong

We recently got to interview Consider the Source’s John Ferrara, who gave us the scoop on the band’s latest album, World War Trio, Pt. 1. It’s made up of a six-part epic song called “Put Another Rock in That Bag” that the bassist kicks off with some blazing two-handed tapping. Ferrara shares some insight on this new playalong and lesson...

Consider the Source: An Interview with John Ferrara
Interviews

Consider the Source: An Interview with John Ferrara

As we become more connected, a deeper mixing of culture and ideas is creating some innovative music. One example is Consider the Source, and a style they call “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”. Check out our interview with bassist John Ferrara, who talks about that and more