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THUMBS AHOY! MIX AND MATCH: ADVANCED SLAP
Welcome! For the last year or so we’ve been working on some very advanced slap bass techniques.
Cat Popper has earned her stripes as a bassist with a long list of big names—so a solo career is long overdue. We meet the reluctant star...
The Foo Fighters return with a new album, Medicine At Midnight, with the low end taken care of as always by the great Nate Mendel. Has he fallen for a five‑string yet? Find out here...
LAKLAND Skyline J-Sonic
A classically-styled Jazz with a sonic twist... does that sound interesting? You bet it does, says Mike Brooks
KIND OF BLUE
Fusion artist extraordinaire and sometime Pat Metheny alumnus Mark Egan brings us up to date with his new album, Electric Blue, recorded with his long-time drummer colleague Danny Gottlieb
I SPY…MIX AND MATCH ARPEGGIOS
Hey there, bass players! We’ve recently dedicated two columns to arpeggios, and for good reason. Whether you’re creating a groove or walking through changes, we do our jobs better by gracefully outlining the notes of the chord and clearly defining the harmony.
HONE YOUR SKILLS: DIG DEEPER WITH YOUR BASS THINKING
Last month we looked at inversions, which are chords where the lowest note is something other than the root. Using the third, the fifth, or even the seventh in the bass—in other words, the lowest note in the chord— offers us a whole lot more interesting options as bass players.
BASSIST Of The YEAR
Meet Danny Sapko, voted by you as Bassist Of The Year 2020!
Haim Sweet Haim
“It’s just me, with no bells and whistles,” explains Este Haim of the bass behind her trio’s acclaimed music
Stephen ‘Thundercat' Bruner – 'Bass Traverses Different Worlds'
Want to learn the secrets of the universe? Then you’d better join us as we sit down with Stephen ‘Thundercat’ Bruner, the pre-eminent bassist of his generation. This one goes deep!
China's Next Export: Inflation
With prices rising at the factory gate, consumers abroad may wind up paying more
MARIAH POURS $5M ON WEDDING TO DROWN OUT SIBS!
DIVA Mariah Carey plans to drop $5 million on a fairy-tale wedding with boy toy Bryan Tanaka — but the bridal brouhaha is actually a smokescreen to deflect attention from her bitter siblings’ lawsuits, sources dished.
PANINI ANNOUNCES KOBE REDEMPTION PLANS
KOBE BRYANT’S SUDDEN PASSING IN JANUARY CREATED A LOT OF HOLES. WHILE MOST ARE EMOTIONAL, THERE ARE SOME MORE PRACTICAL THINGS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF. TO THAT END, PANINI HAS ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR THE REMAINING KOBE BRYANT AUTOGRAPH REDEMPTIONS.
MARIAH'S BEAU HAS A BELLYFUL!
Toy boy Tanaka treated like dirt
AFC WEST ROUNDUP
AFC WEST ROUNDUP
Kobe Bryant's Memorial
The Greatest player of all time
BROADCASTING The Blessings
Paula Bryant Ellis, mother to actor Jay Ellis, went from managing multimillion-dollar budgets to producing priceless inspirational content
US LETS AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE BYPASS HUMAN-DRIVER SAFETY RULES
For the first time, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency has approved a company’s request to deploy a self-driving vehicle that doesn’t need to meet the same federal safety standards for cars and trucks driven by humans.
Intel confirms ‘Tiger Lake' is the next Intel Core processor you need to care about
We still don’t know much about Tiger Lake, but it’s the next CPU on Intel’s road map, to replace Ice Lake and Comet Lake.
Remembering Kobe - 1978–2020