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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Album Review: Augusto Gentili – ‘Musiche per il Proprio Tempo’

Album Review: Augusto Gentili – ‘Musiche per il Proprio Tempo’

I’d not heard of bassist Augusto Gentili before and – I suspect – few listeners outside of his native Italy have either. However Gentili is a player of integrity and talent and with this, his debut solo album, he has created a modernist piece which is […]

By |November 28th, 2011|Album Review|1 Comment

Life With Stew Mckinsey

A closer look at Stew Mckinsey extended-range bass player extrodinare

By |November 23rd, 2011|Artist Spotlight|0 Comments

Foundations – Ron Carter


Ron Carter


The problem with writing about the bass playing of Ron Carter is the sheer number of sessions he has performed on. As one of the most recorded musicians in music history, his bass playing has allegedly graced more than 2,500 albums. Where then is the listener to begin if they wish to hear the […]

By |November 16th, 2011|Foundations|0 Comments

Modes Part II- Stewart Mckinsey

By |November 15th, 2011|Exclusive Lessons|0 Comments

Album Review – Caçarola – Orquestra de Baixos


Caçarola is a small Brazilian orchestra comprised of six bassists.  Exploring the musical possibilities and expressions of the instrument, Orquestra de Baixos showcases the ingenious use of electric 4, 5 and 6 strings, fretless, acoustic, and double bass.  Although all of the bassists demonstrate a technical command of their instruments, the focus here is on […]

By |November 15th, 2011|Album Review|1 Comment

Modes Part I- Jermaine Morgan

Featured image Photo Credit(Renee Morgan)

By |November 14th, 2011|Exclusive Lessons|0 Comments

Bass Players United Exclusive Lesson- Arran McSporran 2, 3 and 4 finger picking hand technique

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By |November 3rd, 2011|Exclusive Lessons|1 Comment

Gear Review – Circle K Strings

In the never-ending quest for awesome bass tone, many of us players overlook a key component to getting that dream sound. We spend thousands of dollars on basses made of woods we have trouble pronouncing. We may even whip out a credit card or two to snag a rig chock full of glowing tubes or […]

By |November 3rd, 2011|Gear Reviews|1 Comment

Artist Spotlight-Daniel Rey

BPU:When did you get your first bass:

DR:I had my first bass in 2002 after turning 14 years old. I was also into rocker and skater at the time.

BPU:What kind of musical upbringing did you have? Do you come from a musical family?

DR:I’m the first professional musician in my family. My dad, and a couple of […]

By |November 1st, 2011|Artist Spotlight|1 Comment