Top Ten Most Recognizable Basslines

Whether you love or hate the song or band, you hear two second (if that) of the bassline and immediately know what song it is, and who’s playing it. And usually, if you go into Guitar Center, there’s a really good chance you’ll hear someone play one of these lines, albeit badly. And if you’re…

Top Ten: Bassists You Should Listen To

Maybe it’s because I’m feeling nostalgic now that David Letterman has announced his retirement, and with that comes the retirement of his infamous Top Ten List. Maybe it’s because I enjoy sharing my opinion on bassists you should listen to, and like reading a lot of angry retorts. But maybe, as a musician that works hard to continually improve, listening is one of the easiest things we can do to achieve that goal. And with that in mind, I present to you yet another TOP TEN list, but this one’s a bit different. These are guys/gals that you probably haven’t heard of, but you owe it to yourself to listen to them.

Top Ten: Influential Bassists

As someone that’s been a working musician for a number of years, I’ve found that I try to keep my mind – and ears – open to all sorts of music, as you never know when inspiration is going to hit you and inspire you to new heights. It gives you a more well rounded view of music, which is always good (especially when that music is paying the bills). So with that, here’s a list of the Top Ten Influential Bassists worth checking out.

Ukulele Playing for Better Bassists

Behold! The mighty ukulele! Able to lull mighty beasts to sleep, be slung over the shoulder, and woo the women! It slices, dices, makes one mean cup of coffee and if you act now, it WILL make you a better bassist like it did me! *Insert record scratching* Yeah, you heard that right. Playing ukulele…

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