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How To Play Ghost Notes On Bass

In my honest opinion, no matter of the style you play, you can’t go not knowing how to play ghost notes on the bass. The ghost notes are the flavor, as well as the cherry on top that make the bass so groovy and fun to play. Bass closely flirts with drums all the time,...

The Pros and Cons of Custom Building Your Bass

This is a familiar story that I end up discussing often with my musician friends. I wanted to share it with you all and hear your opinion too. Some of us get tempted to build our own instrument, usually by hiring a local luthier to do it. The question is: is it worth...

Points To Remember When Buying New Bass

New bass day is probably the happiest day for every bassist. You’ll be spending weeks and even months preparing for this day. In the process you’ll spend lots of time reading reviews, watching youtube videos and comparing prices and specs. Here’s how not to lose your...

Top 5 Halloween Bass Songs

Halloween is almost here and I wanted to share with you ideas for halloween bass songs to learn that would be perfect for the occasion. You could include the performance of these songs as part of your Halloween party or throw in a song or two in your Halloween gig...

How To Find The Pocket

The famous “pocket”. You must have heard about the mythical “pocket” all bass players are talking about. It’s interesting that everyone has heard about it, but not many can tell you what it is. It’s something that you need to feel, that comes naturally as you play and...

Top 5 Inspiring Slap Bass Videos

Hey bass rebels, I’m back with a new post. The slap bass was my holy grail when I was starting out, and it is something I always wanted to learn how to do (I’m still trying hehe). I remember all the metronome beeps and sleepless nights trying to nail the slap licks...

Bass Players Shouldn’t Use Pedals…

Should bass players use effect pedals? It’s always interesting to see reactions guitarists have when they see a bass player laying down a huge pedalboard on stage or in the rehearsal studio. They must be thinking that bass players shouldn’t use pedals at all,...

Why Did You Start Playing Bass?

Bass is not really an instrument you just pick up and start learning. In fact, fifteen years ago I didn’t have a clue I’ll end up playing bass, but eventually I did, and I’m loving it! I’d guess the guitar and piano are the most popular instruments...

The Biggest Obstacle To Learning Bass

When thinking about what could be the biggest obstacle when learning how to play bass, the first thing that comes to my mind is – staying inspired. I guess this is true for all music instruments, including bass guitar. If we are not inspired, then we won’t pick...

What To Do When You Make A Mistake Playing Bass On Stage

You’re on stage and you’re rocking out. The crowd is so into your band and they are dancing and bobbing their heads to your bass groove. You are in the moment and you are truly enjoying it! What follows is horror: the chorus of the song starts and you suddenly...