It’s Christmas time and although it has been a crazy year with the ongoing pandemic I hope some Holiday music can help sooth and heal at least a little bit. I decided to arrange a (fairly) simple solo ubass arrangement of Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber composed in 1818. The arrangement is based onFortsätt läsa ”Silent Night as a solo ubass arrangement!”
Kategoriarkiv: Jammin’ with my Kala UBass!
World Premiere! The Ubass Orchestra of the World goes U•Bach!
NEW Video Interview: Ubassists of the world – Håvard Mathisen Tanner
Håvard Mathisen and me jammin’ at Paddington Station, London back in September Hi, It’s time for a new interview in my Ubassists of the world – series! I started doing these back in 2014 (!) and did a few of them for a couple of years. Now I have a new one for youFortsätt läsa ”NEW Video Interview: Ubassists of the world – Håvard Mathisen Tanner”
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 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”
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 video: Bach on Ubass(es)
A screen shot from the video. Kala California Solid Body with prototype Kala Metal Round Wound strings and Kala California acoustic/electric fretless with Pahoehoe strings Time for some classical music! Playing classical music is very rewarding and it’s fun to do it on instruments that wasn’t even invented when the music was written. ThisFortsätt läsa ”New video: Bach on Ubass(es)”
New video! My version of a true classic – Summertime by George Gershwin
A short background to my version The classic song is, as you probably know, from the opera Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin. It was first performed in Boston in 1935 before it moved to Broadway, New York. I was lucky to be a part of a short summary staging of the opera when IFortsätt läsa ”New video! My version of a true classic – Summertime by George Gershwin”