Feb 02 2016

Teach Me Bass Guitar – Lesson 15

Lesson 15 Lesson 15 of the Teach Me Bass Guitar focuses mainly on the technique of two-handed tapping. Roy refers to this technique as a “Spice”, meaning a little is okay, but too much can be a bad thing. Two-handed tapping is more of a “Look at me” style of playing, not something you would make a …

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Jan 22 2016

Orange Amplification Unleashes The O Bass

Orange Amplification unleashes the O Bass, the latest brainchild of Ade Emsley, Technical Director and Lead Designer. It first made an appearance at the 2014 Winter NAMM as a demonstrator piece, hidden from view backstage. However Orange has been inundated with production requests following videos of prototypes posted online.   With its impeccable smooth lines …

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Jan 16 2016

Sheehan & Wimbush To Appear At Winter NAMM 2016

Arguably two of the most respected bass players in the world today, Billy Sheehan and Doug Wimbush will be appearing together on the Rotosound booth at Winter NAMM 2016.   Billy is one half of the dynamic rhythm section of super rock trio Winery Dogs who have just released their second album ‘Hot Streak’ to …

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Jan 13 2016

Getting Back into the Groove

For the past couple of months I have gotten way off track with my writing and bass playing and desperately need to get back into the groove. It is evident here as I haven’t written a new post in quiet some time. My bass studies have, unfortunately, suffered the same fate.  Truthfully I hardly touched my bass for …

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Oct 01 2015

Call For Submissions

Call for Submissions Looking to get your album reviewed?  Want to be featured in an “Artist Spotlight”?  Got a new piece of gear and want to write-up a review for it?BassRamblings is always on the look out for quality content to feature.  I invite you to submit your Music, Bio, Post Ideas, Guest Postings, or …

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Sep 23 2015

Grooving with Hybrid Techniques – Enrico Galetta

Grooving with Hybrid Techniques is an all new bass instructional book by Italian bassists Enrico Galetta.  The 55 page book covers five techniques:  Standard Slap, Double Thumb, Flamenco Slap, Muting and the Hybrid Style.  “Grooving with Hybrid Techniques” includes 100 exercises, plus 72 audio tracks and is available in standard book form or digitally as …

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Sep 02 2015

Brian Wroten: Artist Spotlight

Brian Wroten is an American acoustic bass guitarist and composer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Master’s Degree in Music Composition from the University of Tasmania, Hobart.   Wroten’s debut album “Tasman” was written and recorded while earning his Master’s Degree in Composition at the University of Tasmania.  Recorded at …

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Aug 26 2015

The New Cool – Bob James and Nathan East

Long time collaborators Bob James and Nathan East have created a true jazz masterpiece with their latest effort “The New Cool”.  Yamaha Entertainment Group label president Chris Gero equipped a state-of-the-art Nashville studio with Yamaha gear and gave the two free reign to create.  The result is an unexpected classic jazz album showcasing the amazing …

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Aug 19 2015

Timothy J Wilson: Artist Spotlight

Meet Timothy J Wilson; Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist.  Hailing from White Plains, NY, Wilson is currently based in Atlanta, GA where he has quickly made a name for himself. On his latest release, “Lovesongwriter”, Wilson lays down some serious bass grooves, ranging from silky smooth to full-out funk.  A true musician, his talents don’t end with just …

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Aug 12 2015

Tonic: The Music Improvisation Card Game

Tonic: The Music Improvisation Card Game is finishing up it’s Kickstarter campaign this week, having more than doubled its original pledge goal. Created for all musicians, playing any style, on any instrument.  Tonic is a new card based game, developed as a new way for musicians to learn & practice improvisation in a way that …

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