Teach Me Bass Guitar Goes Digital!

bass musician magazine praises teach me bass guitar digital bass lessons

It’s hard to believe that almost 4 years ago I put up my first Teach Me Bass Guitar review of the 20 lesson DVD set. After sampling two of the lessons, I listed a bunch of pros and cons and left it up to you to decide if investing in the self-paced bass instruction course … Read more

Kate Davis is Really All About That Bass

Kate Davis smiling with her upright bass

I became acquainted with the tune “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor about six weeks ago when I co-worker shared me the Youtube link to the song. I listened to the song with some interest…being a bass player I’m “all about that bass” myself so the title alone had my attention despite the fact … Read more

Switching to a Six String Bass 25 Years Later

Bass gear diagram and infographic for Jason Raso

For musicians, their main instrument isn’t just a “tool” that they reach for to unleash music and melody upon the world – it also becomes an extension of themselves. When it comes to bass players, most of us tend to settle pretty early on a particular number of strings. Five and Six String Basses Come … Read more

Basscast Episode 001: Bass, Business, Marketing & Lifestyle

“The one where we introduce ourselves and stuff.” This “Basscast” is about what it takes to make a living as a bassist in the current music industry. The main categories up for discussion are Bass – Business – Marketing and Lifestyle. We’ll talk about everything from what it takes to be a better performer, musician … Read more

Jason Raso Bass Composer & Performer Interview

Jason Raso is a Guelph, Ontario based bassist, composer and instructor who has 8 discs to his credit, the latest of which is called Slingshot performed and recorded with the Jason Raso Quartet. He blends jazz with elements of funk but (perhaps surprisingly) comes from a foundation of rock music that influenced him early on … Read more