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String Breakage Questions

I’ve been testing bass strings to find something that can endure intensive tremolo use and after my most recent ‘D’ string break, I’ve noticed that it is almost always the ‘D’ string that breaks and that it’s always at the … Continue reading

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My solo bass EP is now available…

More than a musical experiment, my Road to Forgiveness solo bass EP is also a personal fund-raising effort, supporting The International Association for Suicide Prevention and our local Quebec City Suicide Prevention Center. The album features my unique and experimental … Continue reading

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New arrangement with alternate tuning.

Here’s a rough one-take demo of my solo bass piece ‘Horizon’. I’ve started messing around with a DGDG tuning to add some depth. Sorry for the goofs and bad intonation, I’m still working on the new fingerings that this arrangement … Continue reading

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Solo bass performance…

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Preparing my solo bass compositions for summer studio sessions.

I’ve been polishing my pieces for solo bass in preparation for my debut album. I’ve been experimenting with alternate tunings to help dressup one piece in particular – I think I’ll be getting some interesting results, once I adapt to … Continue reading

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Thumbpicking Jaco’s ‘Come on Come over’ line…

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Thumbpicking a line with distortion…

Here are basic tracks from a demo of a song from our ‘Road Kill Soup’ project.
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Thumbpicking a mellow solo bass composition…

Here’s another example of thumbpicking using open strings and double stops…
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Bass solo using thumb picking, tremolo and effects…

Here’s a video from last saturday’s performance which should give you an idea of one of the ways you can use thumb picking…
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My first live thumb picking performance…

Last night playing with the Jack Rozz Project at The Bal du L├ęzard was the first time I performed exclusively with my thumb picking technique. I hadn’t been that excited about a show in a long time, and it was … Continue reading

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