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Junior “Braguinha” Ribeiro: Groove

Here’s Brazilian bass player Junior Ribeiro (also known as Braguinha) laying down a mean groove and soloing over it. The only bad thing about this video is that it’s way too short!

Gear Review: Boss RC-20XL Loop Station
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Boss RC-20XL Loop Station

Until recently, due to limited budget, I’ve been using the free software looping solution, Mobius. A couple of weeks ago I came across the Boss RC-20XL Phrase Recorder in my local music store. It is the relatively inexpensive (approx. $250) two-pedal ‘middle sibling’ of the Loop Station family; the smaller unit being the one-pedal RC-2 and the much larger unit...

Alec Harrison: Last of the Light
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Alec Harrison: Last of the Light

Alec Harrison is a young and talented solo bassist from England who currently lives in New Zealand, where he is writing material for his new album. He released a solo album in 2009 called Last of the Light, which features 5 original songs played on his piccolo bass. Here is the title track:

Robin Koerts: Funk Soul Scream
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Robin Koerts: Funk Soul Scream

Robin Koerts is perhaps most famous for his amusing parody videos of Mark King and Michael Manring, but as the following video shows he definitely knows how to play the bass himself.

Lesson: Building an Improvised Composition for Solo Bass with a Looping Device
Bass Lessons

Lesson: Building an Improvised Composition for Solo Bass with a Looping Device

One exciting way of use a looping device with your bass is to enhance a composition. A recorded phrase can become a backbone over which to improvise. For example, a phrase can take the form of a tapped rhythm (e.g. using muted strings), a short rhythmic phrase lasting only one or two bars or a longer phrase dependent on your...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Digitech JamMan Delay Looper Pedal

Digitech has introduced yet another looping pedal to their JamMan line called the JamMan Delay Looper. Utilizing an SD expansion card, the pedal is capable of storing up to 16 hours of CD-quality audio loops. It also features 16 seconds of stereo delay time, a tap tempo footswitch, and an expression pedal input for changing each of its eight delay...

Live looping: Thinking Outside the Box
Bass Lessons

Live looping: Thinking Outside the Box

I was in a music retail outlet recently where I purchased a Boss RC-20XL Loop Station. A great piece of kit, a glowing review of which I will post separately. What occurred to me, as the eager shop assistant demo’d the device, was that live looping may have become a little typecast in the minds of many musicians; i.e. a...

Bass Lessons

Creative Looping Within Your Means

If you can plug it in or mic it up, you can loop it. That is the conclusion I’m fast coming to when experimenting with live looping technology. Although another very important rule of thumb is, “Keep it simple, stupid” :) I wanted to put a few short thoughts together on having a creative mindset when using the looper, using...

Looping Lesson: Programming the Behringer FCB1010 with Mobius
Bass Lessons

Looping Lesson: Programming the Behringer FCB1010 with Mobius

This is a lesson based around use of the popular Behringer FCB1010 MIDI foot controller surface for hand-free control of the freely available and very capable, Mobius looping software from Jeffrey Larson at Circular Labs. The Gear The Behringer FCB1010 Foot Controller has 100 memory positions to store MIDI controller data for up to 5 separate MIDI devices, and provides...

Bass Videos

Darren Frate: 2:42

What I love about spending hours browsing random Youtube videos is when you come across someone whose videos have few views but who clearly has talent and ability. Darren Frate‘s video was one of those instances for me. He seems to be one of those people who has it all, his videos both display melodic sense, rhythm, technique and composing...

Bass Gear, NAMM 2010

Gear Watch: Digitech JamMan Stereo and JamMan Solo Looper Pedals

Loopers rejoice! Digitech has introduced the new JamMan Solo and JamMan Stereo Looper pedals. The Stereo looper features true stereo loops as well as reverse playback, and the Solo is designed “for the guitarist or bassist looking for a full-featured looper in a compact form.” The pedals feature storage of up to 35 minutes of CD-Quality loops in 99 loops...

A Lesson on Live Looping for Bass
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A Lesson on Live Looping for Bass

Guest contributor Russ Sargeant shares this live looping lesson with us, on bass using Mobius software and the Behringer FCB1010. Introduction Solo musicians have a new powerful weapon in their arsenal, or rather access to technological advancements on an established idea. Live Looping has been around since the days of the tape delay machine. One of the most famous advocates...