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TUITION
MAKING you A BETTER BASS PLATER
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elcome to our redesigned tuition section, in
which
Bass Guitar Magazine
collates the w it and
wisdom of the
creme de la creme
of the electric
and upright bass world. W e're fortunate enough
to have some 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 we've divided the columns
according to
Beginner
,
Interm ediate
and
Advanced
level for easy
reference. Whether 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, we provide the
answers you need here. What are you waiting for? Dive in.
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Jo e l Mclver, editor
Ellen O'Reilly is a freelance bassist and vocalist currently
studying at ICMP. Ellen has extensive experience in gigging,
studio and television work.
www.lowendlady.com
ELLEN O'REILLY
BEGINNER'S THEORY
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Paul Geary attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and
the Musicians' Institute of Technology. He also heads up the
Academy Of Contemporary Music's bass school.
www.paulgeary.com
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Rob Statham has amassed over 25 years as a professional
freelance bass player. He has played in a wide range of musical
settings, including jazz, blues, prog and classical, and he has taught
for the past three years at Tech Music School.
ROB STATHAM
INTERIDIATETECHNIQUES
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Alex Webster founded the frankly terrifying Cannibal Corpse in
1988 and has guested since then on musically complex projects
such as Blotted Science. He is the author of the
Extrem e M e ta l
Bass
instruction book.
ALEX WEBSTER
I N U D H O R Y
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Head of the Bass Department at BIMM Brighton, Franc has
worked with artists such as Steve Howe (Yes), Lisa Moorish, and
Mike Lindup (Level 42). Franc uses Jeff Chapman basses and
Elites strings.
www.francoshea.com
FRANC O'SHEA
ADVANCED THEORY
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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.
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PHILIP MANN
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
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David Etheridge studied double bass at the Royal College of Music.
Since then he's worked with 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.
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M ike has w ritten for
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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.
MIKE BROOKS
COVER BAND PRB
Steve Lawson is the UK's most celebrated solo bass guitarist, with
15 years of touring and 36 solo and collaborative albums to his
name. He also lectures at colleges around the world.
w w w .stevelaw son.net
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EFFECTS MAESTRO
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