The way that you read music has changed over the years. There are still plenty of gigs where you will be reading physical, paper charts but since the introduction of apps such as ForScore, many musicians are using their iPads ...

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I use some of this stuff only in the studio and some come with me to every gig. There are some lifesavers in there that may be useful for you to consider...Feel free to comment with your essential recommendations! Markbass Bass ...

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When modes have names like ‘Super Locrian’ and ‘Phrygian’ you’re not to be blamed if you're totally confused by them. However, when you strip them down to their bare bones, a ‘mode’ is just another word for ‘scale’ and a ...

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Setting Up your bass is like fine tuning a car for optimum performance. A very expensive bass with a poor set up is a disaster. Conversely a nice set up on a cheap, beginners bass makes it a joy to ...

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I’ve long been a fan of reading music off actual real paper but the more I started seeing musicians bring iPads to gigs the more curious I became. Eventually, I joined the dark side and it’s been a revelation. This post ...

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Harmonics sound great in solo bass music but I want to show you a few chord shapes that can be used in songs. They are especially effective used in endings or occasionally over certain chords. As bass players, we provide the foundation for ...

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“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Sir Isaac NewtonYes I have just started a bass blog post with an Isaac Newton quote but Newton was a genius and even he credits ...

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