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Shame, Shame, Shame: Live Cover with MarloweDK
Bass Videos

Shame, Shame, Shame: Live Cover with MarloweDK

MarloweDK, aka Thomas Risell, is more commonly found teaching in his videos. So it is a nice treat to see him laying it down in a live performance. Here, Thomas is performing the Shirley & Company tune “Shame, Shame, Shame”, in what he calls a “relaxed gig.” Thomas adds, “Almost no guitar on this I’m afraid, microphone in the ‘bass...

MarloweDK: Slap Bass Jam / Funky Filter Fun
Bass Videos

MarloweDK: Slap Bass Jam / Funky Filter Fun

When Thomas “MarloweDK” Risell tries out new gear, cool stuff happens. Here’s MarloweDK test driving a MXR M82 bass envelope filter.

MarloweDK: GR2 Envelope Filter Test Drive
Bass Videos

MarloweDK: GR2 Envelope Filter Test Drive

I recently picked up the GR2 Envelope Filter from 3Leaf Audio and decided to give it a spin in front of the camera. This is a great little pedal that offers a lot of possibilities. For the demo, my set up includes: Bass: Sandberg California JJ Strings: Dunlop Nickel plated Medium gauge 45 -105 Amp: TC Electronic RH450 Cab: TC...

Slap Bass 101 – Part 6: Octaves
Slap Bass 101

Slap Bass 101 – Part 6: Octaves

Continuing our series on slap bass, today we’ll combine several of the elements from the first five lessons in this series, and add “octaves” to the mix. FYI, in this lesson, I’m paying a Shergold Modulator bass. If anyone know where to get modules for it, please let me know in the comments below. Check out the entire Slap Bass...

Slap Bass 101 – Part 5: Funk/Rock Scale Basics
Slap Bass 101

Slap Bass 101 – Part 5: Funk/Rock Scale Basics

Today, we continue the Slap Bass 101 series, adding the basic “funk/rock scale” – the minor pentatonic, with trills, to what we’ve learned so far. Check out the entire Slap Bass 101 series: Part 1: Slap Bass Introduction Part 2 – Building on the Basics Part 3 – Left Hand Slap & Hammer-Ons Part 4 – Right Hand Pluck/Pop

Slap Bass 101: Part 4 – Right Hand Pluck/Pop
Slap Bass 101

Slap Bass 101: Part 4 – Right Hand Pluck/Pop

In this lesson, we’ll build on the concepts in Part 3 and add the right hand pluck/pop. Next time: Funk/Rock Scale Basics! In case you missed them, here are Parts 1-3: Part 1: Slap Bass Introduction Part 2: Building on the Basics Part 3: Left Hand Slap & Hammer-Ons

Slap Bass 101: Part 3 – Left Hand Slap & Hammer-Ons
Slap Bass 101

Slap Bass 101: Part 3 – Left Hand Slap & Hammer-Ons

This week, we continue building on the foundation established in Part 1 (the basics) and Part 2 (building on the basics), and add left hand slap concepts and hammer-ons. Next: Right hand pluck and pop

Slap Bass 101: Part 2 – Building on the Basics
Slap Bass 101

Slap Bass 101: Part 2 – Building on the Basics

Last time, we covered the basics in my introduction to slap bass lesson. This week, we’re going to build on the concepts of the introduction, covering basic thumb slapping, ghosted notes, muting and offbeat bass lines. Next: Part 3 – left hand slap and hammer-ons.

Lesson: Slap Bass 101
Slap Bass 101

Lesson: Slap Bass 101

By popular demand, I’ve been working on a new lesson series for beginning slap bass. This week, we’ll break down the basics. Part 1: Slap Bass Introduction This lesson covers basic thumb slapping, ghosted notes, muting, hammer-ons and plucking/popping: Next: we’ll build on these concepts with Part 2 – Building on the Basics.

An Interview with Thomas Risell, the Man Behind MarloweDK
Interviews

An Interview with Thomas Risell, the Man Behind MarloweDK

If you’re a bassist who spends any time on Youtube, there’s no doubt you’ve run into at least one video by MarloweDK. After watching all his great playalongs and lessons for over a year, we decided it was time to find out more about the man himself, Thomas Risell. Here’s our interview… We know you attended the Copenhagen Music Conservatory....

Breaking Down Willie Weeks’s “Voices Inside” Solo
Bass Videos

Breaking Down Willie Weeks’s “Voices Inside” Solo

I’ve been listening to the Donny Hathaway Live album a lot lately, focusing a lot on the last track (“Voices Inside”) and the awesome solo by Willie Weeks. So, I was thrilled to see marlowedk breaking it down in a recent video playalong video: Off to practice!

News

MarloweDK shut down by copyright police

One of our favorite bassists for lessons and awesome videos, MarloweDK (Thomas Risell), has been shut down by YouTube. We’re really bummed. Almost as bummed as the man himself: ARGGGRRRR!! MY YOUTUBE ACCOUNT IS CLOSED!! ON COPYRIGHT ISSUES (my play-alongs), most of my videos were hosted there and are not available right now BUT DON’T DISPAIR! I still have the...