Columns: How Tos, Advice & Lessons for Bass Players
This week a reader sent Damian this question: “I’ve noticed that are a lot of stock endings for songs... How do you know which one to play?” Damian responded with a column that focuses on musical vocabulary – and fluency with the language of music.
A 40-year bass veteran is taking all the right steps to hitting that next level of playing. He reached out to Damian for advice on how to “break out.” Check out what Damian has to say.
Peat Rains is back with the 3rd installment of his tour diary with You Bred Raptors? In this column, he covers their stops in Austin, Texas, Monterrey, Mexico, Houston, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Damian almost skipped this week’s “Ask” question... but then he decided to go for it, thinking this could actually ignite some really interesting conversations. The question is this: “What Do You Want To See Happen For the Future of Bass Playing?”
Ryan’s new “Bass Players to Know” starts this way: “Four years, three records, and a legacy that lives on forever.” The bass player is Cliff Burton. Check out what Ryan has to say, and share your favorite tracks featuring Cliff.
Peat Rains is on the road (again) with You Bred Raptors? Here is Part 2 of his 2019 road diary series.
For this month’s “Custom Shop” column, Jake Serek takes a look into the work of Justin Abernethy of Abernethy Guitars. Justin has had an interesting career, to say the least.
This week’s “Ask” column focuses on a question from a reader who is struggling with keeping time and staying with the music over multiple bars. Damian offers advice with a range of tactics for helping solve this problem.
This week’s “Ask” question was sent in by a reader who is pretty new to the bass, and pretty frustrated with his bass teacher. So he reached out to Damian for advice. Check out what Damian has to say about the student/teacher relationship.
Peat Rains is on tour again with You Bred Raptors?, and he’s back with a brand-new tour diary series. Here’s part 1 of the 2019 series, with Peat sharing stories from the road.
This week, a reader asks Damian for advice on how to strengthen the muscles in my fingers to help avoid injury. Damian puts together a great roundup in this column on player health.
A reader asked Damian to define the idea of a beginner, intermediate or advanced player. While Damian doesn’t necessarily see how this is helpful to a person, he did offer up some background and advice for this week’s “Ask” column.