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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Jul 20 2015

Slow and Steady Wins The Race

Lately I’ve been feeling like I have hit a plateau in my learning.  You know the place, you keep practicing but don’t seem to make any progress.  This is a frustrating place to be, to say the least. I’ve been here many time and have learned to recognize it as such, but still, I have been struggling …

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Jun 24 2015

Darren Michaels – Seasons

Darren Michaels newest release “Seasons”, presents the solo bassists as a singer/songwriter. Approaching the album with the idea of capturing the magical timbre of vocals and acoustic guitar but with bass, Michaels has created a highly personal, somewhat unconventional, set of solo bass tracks.   Brimming with ethereal vocals, gorgeous melodies, and soulful emotion, the thought-provoking songs on …

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May 26 2015

Teach Me Bass Guitar – Lesson 14 Review

The Journey Before I get into my review of Lesson 14 of Teach Me Bass Guitar I would like to talk a little about my journey so far. Looking back I am realizing that it has been more than 5 years since I started My Journey with Teach Me Bass Guitar. In that time I …

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May 07 2015

Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily’s D+Evolution

On May 5th I was fortunate enough to join an eclectic crowd in San Francisco at the Independent featuring Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily’s D+Evolution.  The show was an amazing mix of performance art and music, melding Jazz, R&B, Funk and Rock layered on top with performance pieces by Esperanza and her band.  Sticking strictly to …

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