The Twenty Best Indie-Rock Bassists in Denver, 2016 Edition

The Twenty Best Indie-Rock Bassists in Denver, 2016 Edition
The bassist is an oft-underappreciated member of a band. But the low end is the soul of the music, and a talented, mindful, imaginative and patient bass player can turn a merely good song into a great one by giving it texture. Denver is especially brimming …
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Blues Guitar Prodigy Quinn Sullivan Shares His Top 5 Albums
bassists Michael Rhodes and Tom Macdonald and guitarist Rob McNelley. Quinn Sullivan caught the eye of his hero Buddy Guy at the age of eight, and since this point, the pair has never looked back. As a result of their beautiful friendship Sullivan has …
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Randolph High School bass player honored as Music Student of the Month
Paul has helped mentor younger bassists and always leads by example in orchestra. He is always at rehearsals on time, which in the music world means he is always at least 15 minutes early to a rehearsal. He is willing to go out on a limb to answer …
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PLAYLIST: Singing Bassists

musicPLAYLIST: Singing Bassists
Rush’s Geddy Lee turns 63 today (July 29 th), and not only does Lee have one of rock’s most recognizable voices, he’s also part of the equally unique “Singing Bassists” club. In honor of his birthday, we recognize Lee and some of our other …
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Decoding Lagom – What is Lagom?
I noticed it once while dining with a couple world-class violinists and two bassists. There was a certain air about them that denoted contentment. No one shared any personal achievements until asked. They each spoke an average of 3-4 languages fluently …
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The Bassment: A discussion for bassists or any musician is welcome.
So, TwoFiddyMile and Adieu I’m thinking on what kind of bridge to get for my eventual warmoth build. I don’t know a ton about bridges, and have never really felt the need beyond a standard fender bridge, but since this is going to be a special bass I’d …
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Latest Bassists News

musicScience Proves the Supreme Power of Bassists
Bass players are the butt of many a musician joke. (“Did you hear about the bassist who was so out of tune his band noticed?”) Well, guess what, haters: scientists have found that bassists are the musical key to bandmates and audiences alike being able to …
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The 10 Richest Bassists in Music
Bassists may not receive the appreciation or the spotlight the same way frontmen and guitarists do — in fact, they’re often the butt of many a joke — but that doesn’t mean they’re not making major bank. The Richest has published a list of the 10 …
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Why do some bassists use a pick?
I use a pick because it’s comfortable and I get a nice, even sound from it. I’m not a frustrated guitar player, either — bass is my first instrument and when I decided I wanted to learn to play it, I looked to my favorite bassists for inspiration.
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6 Bassists You Should Know About

music6 Bassists You Should Know About
In an effort to raise awareness about up-and-coming musicians, we started an ongoing series showcasing six musicians. This month features 6 artists who are masters of the low end. While we’re almost certain that we might have missed your favorite …
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List of 10 richest bassists in music revealed
The wealthiest bassists in music in 2014 have been revealed, featuring the less surprising likes of Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and Sting – but there are a few surprises in there. After the 12 highest paid DJs were revealed by Forbes earlier this week …
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Dune In: Jazz music and talks are latest additions to the Magnetic Fields Festival in Rajasthan
I have curated a list of jazz musicians — vocalists, bassists, percussionists — that I think highly of and have worked with. There’s Manta Sidhu, Rahul Rai and Ruben Narain, among others,” says Gupta.
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Latest Bassists News

musicTop 50 Best Bass Players (All-Time)
Who do you think is the greatest bass player of all time and why? Which of the above listed band is your favourite? According to you, How much important is the role of bass player in the success of a band? Share with us all your views in the comment …
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The Most Practical Way to Make a Career Out of Doing What You Love
he grew into becoming one of the best and most respected bassists in the world. I think the moral of the story is this: If you want to do the work you love, become indispensable along the way, so that you can continue doing it for as long as you want.
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LAB GRUPPEN Powers System For “Largest Rock Band In The World” (Includes Video)
Weeks of planning were involved to bring together a team of technicians to realize the ambitious project for 250 drummers, 250 guitarists, 250 bassists, 250 singers, 30 keyboard players, 30 violinists and 30 pipers. Technical supplier Roadie Music Service …
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The ten best jazz bassists of all time

musicThe ten best jazz bassists of all time
In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, though, is the rest of the band. While we’ve already listed the top guitarists and pianists, today we focus on …
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The 10 Richest Bassists in Music
Bassists may not receive the appreciation or the spotlight the same way frontmen and guitarists do — in fact, they’re often the butt of many a joke — but that doesn’t mean they’re not making major bank. The Richest has published a list of the 10 …
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Bassists Julie Slick and Marco Machera bringing tour to New York
“The music is complex and intricately arranged so that it never gets overwhelmingly heavy. And the resulting rhythms and textures can be very hypnotic,” Slick, who has played with progressive rock guitarist Adrian Belew, said. The bassists met in 2011 …
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Science Suggests Bassists Are Far More Important Than Most People Realize

musicScience Suggests Bassists Are Far More Important Than Most People Realize
Laurel Trainor, the study’s lead author, hooked up participants to an EEG to monitor brain activity while they heard simultaneous streams of two piano notes — one high-pitched, the other low-pitched. Every so often …. While I am working to better …
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Sammy Hagar Slams Eddie Van Halen: ‘You’re a Liar’
Sammy Hagar has come to the defense of Michael Anthony after the bassist was at the receiving end of some scathing, hurtful comments from Eddie Van Halen. In a two-minute video titled “In Defense of Mikey,” Hagar stands up for his former Van Halen (and …
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Jazz Listings for Aug. 7-13
Bob James (through Sunday) Mr. James, a stylistically broad keyboardist and composer who helped lay the groundwork for smooth jazz, teamed up with a regular partner, the bassist Nathan East, for “The New Cool,” a duo album coming in the fall. For this …
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