[25 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
Welcome to the April-May 2012 Issue of Bass Sessions®!

Bass Sessions® is a monthly online magazine exploring various facets of Bass music. Each month, this “webzine” will feature articles by composers, teachers, or performers. Visitors to the site can learn about the featured authors’ publications, background, or performance/workshop schedule. A free printable music sample will be included in at least one of the articles [...]

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[25 Apr 2012 | 8 Comments | ]
Interview: Bassist Steve Morgan of Klaus and Pure Worship

by S. K. Wallace Location:  Dallas, TX   Current Gigs:  Klaus and Pure Worship, Daron Farmer, First Baptist Dallas Day One Band, freelance studio and live work   “Other people I’ve worked with on occasion include Jennie Riddle [recipient of 2010 Dove Awards for Songwriter of the Year and Worship Song of the Year for [...]

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[25 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
String Boil

by Stefon Pizzuto       Several months back we discussed different types of general maintenance techniques that every player should be able to execute on their instrument in order to keep it performing at its highest level of quality. These included neck relief, string height adjustment, and intonation. All were relatively simple to do, even [...]

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[25 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
Dead Notes

by Michael Dimin       Listening to some of my favorite bass players growing up I was always amazed by what I thought was a barrage of notes being played at breakneck speed. Being an impressionable teenager, I thought that good chops were priority one in determining the talent level of a musician – especially a [...]

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[8 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Studying the Diatonic 7ths

by Stefon Pizzuto In previous lessons we have discussed the construction of chords and chord progressions and learned how they relate to the bass guitar. We also talked about substitute chords and potential bass lines we could play over them. Today we are going one step further by studying the diatonic 7ths of the major [...]

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[8 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Many Keys, One Position

by Michael Dimin In previous articles I have spoken about the availability of 5 keys in any single position on the neck, of 15 keys available in the money position and in expanding your palette by actually limiting yourself to playing in one position. Let’s take this one step further. How would we approach one [...]

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[1 Dec 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Interview: Bassist Perry Orfanella

  From the Glacier to the Jazz: Keeping Cool with The Neptunes   by S.K. Wallace   Perry Orfanella was coming in from the cold (and the freezing rain) on the lower deck of the MS Amsterdam just as I was preparing to step out to view the spectacular Hubbard Glacier. It was one of [...]