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16/02/2021

Deep Thinking: Black And White Boy… On Bass

As we’ve spent the last few issues doing some tricky stuff more suited to solo bass performances, I thought that this issue’s ...

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09/10/2020

Deep Thinking: Alex And His Ragtime Bass

Hi everyone, for this lesson, I have taken the liberty of using a piece that I wrote as a study for my UK students before ...

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15/09/2020

Deep Thinking: Cross Hand Exercises

Hi everyone! Many movies have a prequel delivered after the main feature has been released, but this article is the other ...

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17/01/2020

Deep Thinking: Carol Kaye Of The Wrecking Crew

In this Deep Thinking session, we are going to look at a couple of tracks recorded by legendary US session bassist, Carol ...

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02/08/2019

Deep Thinking: Weather Report’s Birdland

For this issue, I have transcribed the opening bass part on the seminal Weather Report track Birdland from the band’s 1977 ...

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11/04/2019

Deep Thinking: Purple Haze

Hi Everyone, this issue’s challenge is to play some Jimi Hendrix. I have transcribed the introduction to Purple Haze as ...

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25/10/2018

Deep Thinking: Sidney Carton’s Steps

This Deep Thinking piece is a solo bass tune with a nod in the direction of Charles Dickens (a ‘nod’ being the important ...

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07/09/2018

Deep Thinking: Sidney Carton’s Steps

This Deep Thinking piece is a solo bass tune with a nod in the direction of Charles Dickens (a ‘nod’ being the important ...

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09/05/2018

Deep Thinking: Addicted To Chic

As mentioned in previous Deep Thinking columns, I have always admired the bass playing of the late Bernard Edwards (1952–1996), ...

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