MAKING you A BETTER BASS PLAYER
elcome to our redesigned tuition section, in
Bass Guitar Magazine
collates the wit and
wisdom of the
creme de la creme
of the electric
and upright bass world. We'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
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.
Joel Mclver, editor
Ellen O 'R eilly is a fre e lan ce b a s sist and v o ca list currently
stud ying at ICMP. Ellen h as e xten sive exp erience in gig g in g ,
studio and televisio n work.
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ELLEN O'REILLY BEGINNER'S THEORY
Paul Geary attended the Berklee College of M usic in Boston and
the M u sician s' Institute of Technology. He also heads up the
Acad em y Of Contem porary M usic's bass school.
GEARY BEGINNER'S THEORY_ _ _ _ _ _ _
Rob Statham has am assed over 25 years as a professional
freelance b ass player. He has played in a w id e range of musical
settings, including jazz, blues, prog and cla ssical, and he has taught
for the past three years at Tech M usic School.
ROB STATHAM INTERMEDIATE TECHNIQUES
A lex W ebster founded the frankly terrifying Cannibal Corpse in
1988 and has guested since then on m usically com plex projects
such as Blotted Science. He is the author of the
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Head of the B a ss Departm ent at BIM M Brighton, Franc has
worked w ith artists such as Steve H ow e (Yes), Lisa M oorish, and
M ike Lindup (Level 42). Franc uses Je ff Chapm an b asses and
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FRANC O'SHEA ADVANCED THEORY
Say hello to advanced techniques columnist Philip Mann, star of
studio and stage. Ready to get those fingers flying? Mann up.
PHILIP MANN ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
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David Etheridge studied double bass at the Royal College of Music.
Since then hes 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.
Mike has written for
since 2004 and has been a bassist since
1987, clocking up over 3000 gigs around the world in the process. He
has played for and worked with the likes of Bonnie Tyler and Toyah
Willcox, and has a bass collection to rival a small shop.
MIKE BROOKS COVER BAND PRB
Steve Law son is the U K s most celebrated solo bass guitarist, with
15 years of touring and 36 solo and collaborative album s to his
name. He also lectures at colleges around the world.
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