Monthly Archives: February 2011

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 Lézard 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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What is this thumb-picking you speak of??

I’ve been a freelance bass player for over 20 years, and in that time I’ve played many different styles of music in varying musical contexts, from weddings to concert halls and everything in between. Whatever the occasion, I’ve always tried … Continue reading

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Why bother??

I’ve been lucky enough to be able to make a living of playing bass. To do so, I’ve always said yes to all opportunities that have come my way and have enjoyed the diversity of experiences that this attitude has … Continue reading

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An MP3 is worth a thousand words…

You can talk about music all day long, and everything said will probably lead your imagination to something you’ve heard before… and when you finally hear the object of discussion, you’re surprised by it.
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