elcome to our redesigned tuition section, in
Bass Guitar Magazine
collates the w it and
wisdom of the
creme de ia creme
of the electric
and upright bass world. W e're fortunate enough
to have som e serious talent on the team, from
world-class music educators to experienced touring musicians, who
between them have laid down the low notes in every studio, club
and arena in the civilised world. Note that w e've divided the columns
according to Beginner, Interm ediate and Advanced level for easy
reference. W hether you're looking to improve your playing technique,
expand your awareness of theory, set up your rig to sound like your
particular bass hero or simply get on a bus and tour, w e provide the
answers you need here. W hat are you waiting for? Dive in.
Joel M clver, editor
Strings for Bass
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Players tell us that
Strings for Bass with NANOWEB* Coating:
- Offer a smooth, natural feel, with enhanced grip*
- Provide greater durability and response, even during
- Retain their tone longer than any other bass string,
uncoated or coated.
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Ellen O 'R eilly is a freelance bassist and vocalist currently
studying at ICMP. Ellen has extensive experience in gigging,
studio and television w ork.
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P A U L G E A R Y
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Paul Geary attended the Berklee College of M usic in Boston and
the M usicians' Institute of Technology. He also heads up the
Academ y Of Contem porary M usic's bass school.
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Rob Statham has amassed over 25 years as a professional
freelance bass player. He has played in a w ide range of musical
settings, including jazz, blues, prog and classical, and he has taught
fo r the past three years at Tech M usic School
Alex W ebster founded the frankly terrifying Cannibal Corpse in
1988 and has guested since then on m usically complex projects
such as Blotted Science. He is the author of the
E x t r e m e M e t a l
B a s s
A L E X W E B S T E R И П Ш Е М
Head of the Bass D epartm ent at B IM M Brighton, Franc has
w orked w ith artists such as Steve Howe (Yes). Lisa M oorish, and
M ike Lindup (Level 42). Franc uses J e ff Chapman basses and
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Say hello to advanced techniques colum nist Philip M ann, star of
studio and stage. Ready to get those fingers flying? M ann up.
P H I L I P
M A N N ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
David Etheridge studied double bass at the Royal College of Music.
Since then he's worked w ith musicians such as Nigel Kennedy and
Martin Taylor. David teaches double and electric bass and is the MD of
two big bands and a 55-piece jazz orchestra.
M ike has w ritten fo r
B G M
since 2004 and has been a bassist since
1987, clocking up over 3000 gigs around the w orld in the process. He
has played for and worked w ith the likes of Bonnie Tyler and Toyah
W illcox, and has a bass collection to rival a small shop.
Steve Lawson is the UK's m ost celebrated solo bass guitarist, w ith
15 years o f touring and 36 solo and collaborative albums to his
name. He also lectures at colleges around the w orld
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