– ”Is there always a “sweet spot” on the fretboard where you should play a bass figure or part”? – ”The answer is yes” (in my opinion!) I have played ubasses since 2010 (and electric basses since the early 80s) but during my years as a ubassist it has been ~90% focus on fretless ubassFortsätt läsa ”Free October Lesson on Technique: The Ubass Fretboard Map”
Jammin’ with Bass Legend Bakithi Kumalo
In January I was fortunate to once again work with Kala at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. This time I managed to get a nice video from my little jam with Bakithi Kumalo on the classic Wayne Shorter tune ”Footprints”! In 2017 I had my first NAMM experience and met a lot ofFortsätt läsa ”Jammin’ with Bass Legend Bakithi Kumalo”
Summer Ubass Video from Jämtland, Sweden
From the video recording of Jämtlandssången Hi, Time for a new Summer Ubass Video! Making a outdoor Summer video is now almost like a little tradition! 🙂 For the second time it is filmed in Jämtland, Sweden. I really love this region and have spent quite a lot of time there. Last year I didFortsätt läsa ”Summer Ubass Video from Jämtland, Sweden”
Playubass String Test July 2019
The new Kala Flatwound by Gallistrings is one of the featured strings in this test Hi fellow ubassists, The main string types available for ubass players is featured and tested in this blog post But first some background info… When I started to play ubass the original Road Toad Pahoehoe (Black polyurethane) was used exclusivelyFortsätt läsa ”Playubass String Test July 2019”
Playubass goes Dixieland/Trad Jazz at the Classic Car Racing Track
Out of the blue my dear old friend from my music study days in Jönköping, Sweden called me up and asked me if I wanted to SUB for the SOUSAPHONE player in the Dixieland/trad jazz band ”Hejåhå med Peter”. He called last Thursday and the gig was that weekend! The regular tuba/sousaphone player wasn’t ableFortsätt läsa ”Playubass goes Dixieland/Trad Jazz at the Classic Car Racing Track”
Throwback: Jammin’ with Frank Vignola
Back in 2011 i attended a workshop with master jazz guitarist Frank Vignola. A couple of days after the workshop he was going to play a show not to far from where I live. At the workshop he invited the participants to come to the concert and offered the possibility to jam with him, VinnyFortsätt läsa ”Throwback: Jammin’ with Frank Vignola”
Ubass Buyers Guide + 2019 Kala Ubass Lineup
So you’re thinking of buying a ubass, thats great! What ubass should you choose?I have put together a couple of questions (with some answers from me) you can ask yourself as a little ”pre-buy-check-up”! 1. What is your primary goal with the purchase? Travel instrument? First stringed bass instrument? A compliment to your electric bass?Fortsätt läsa ”Ubass Buyers Guide + 2019 Kala Ubass Lineup”
New page: Get easy access to most of my videos from one place!
I just compiled my videos so they’re easy to find. You can watch my Youtube playlist (at the moment 72 videos) and access videos where I play Kala Solid Body Ubasses with EADGC tuning on the new VIDEOS page. Besides this there is also a VIDEO LESSONS page for easy access to my free lessons. Enjoy!
Ubass Adventures: Travelogue from my trip to KALA and NAMM January 2018
Here comes a long overdue travelogue…I know almost a year has flown by… In January I traveled to California for the NAMM show in Anaheim to promote the Ubass alongside Kala. You can read about my experiences from Winter NAMM 2017 here! Petaluma and Kala Brand Music My trip started with a visit to Petaluma,Fortsätt läsa ”Ubass Adventures: Travelogue from my trip to KALA and NAMM January 2018”
New music by Marlowe feat. Solid Body Ubass playing!
My friend Marlowe is a Kala Ukulele Artist that I met in California earlier this year. We decided to do a collab and I recorded overdubs to one of the songs of her brand new album ”Moments”. The song is called Battle Royale and it sure was fun adding ubasses to the track. I decidedFortsätt läsa ”New music by Marlowe feat. Solid Body Ubass playing!”