Bass Guitar gaining popularity from video games

It’s rare that I get to write about video games and bass guitar together, but the recent news about the new Fender Precision bass guitar controller got me thinking about the bass guitar becoming more accessible with video games. The Guitar Hero and Rock Band video games have introduced classic rock songs anywhere from 30 … Read more

The Trouble With “Bass”

Bass players out there have a problem with bass, and I don’t mean the instrument itself. I’m not referring to our role in the band; whether we grind out root notes or solo into the stratosphere, and I’m not even referring to the opinion of the instrument by the general public.

I’m talking about the actual word “Bass”. The problem doesn’t exist until you write it down, then our beloved instrument also looks like the name of a fish.

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Why Play a 5 String Bass

Have you ever been curious about making the switch to a 5 string bass guitar? I present several reasons why I think they’re the coolest – read on to see why. A little over a year ago, a friend of mine started shopping for his Christmas present – a new bass. He’s left-handed, and explained … Read more

Respect for Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris

Let me start out by saying that I am not a fan of Iron Maiden, while I respect their talent and longevity – for some reason their music never rubbed off on me. So why is it that I respect their bassist Steve Harris? It’s neither the music he plays or the fact that he … Read more