Jan
31

Rocco Prestia

Today’s Know Your Player  is about legendary fingerfunk bassist Rocco Prestia of Tower of Power.  Prestia revolutionized the fingerfunk style in the 1970’s by incorporating complex left-hand string muting.  This muting enables him to play the fast […]

Nov
22

Bass Face: The Silent Killer

Michael League of Snarky Puppy is a great player, but he has one of the worse cases of Bass Face that I’ve ever seen.  His prognosis is not terminal, but without treatment his condition will certainly cause continued hilarity for the forseeable […]

Sep
16

Pi: A Musical Interpretation

Here is an interesting video by The New Scientist in which the first 31 digits of the number π (pi) are played using standard arabic musical notation as the basis for the harmonic and melodic content.  Check it […]

Jun
23

The Dorian Mode

Students often ask about the modes of the major scale.  They have heard or read about them and wonder what they are and how to use them.  I used to give the theoretical answer, (in nerdy […]

May
27

Shredding

Today let’s have some fun and take a look at two of my favorite “Shred” videos by STSanders. STSanders takes the video of famous musicians and replaces the sound with his own playing.  He does a good […]