The new song from Silk Sonic was just released. I decided to transcribe it and record it with my Kala SUB.I use a magnetic mic and this is part of my testing for an upcoming blog post / YouTube-video on using magnetic mics on a solid body UBass. I think the sound is really greatFortsätt läsa ”Song Style Lesson: Skate by Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .paak)”
Upcoming Releases of Original Music for Solid Body Ubasses composed by Magnus Sjöquist
Hi, This is an announcement for two upcoming releases of original music composed by me. The first release has been available on bandcamp.com awhile but will now be released on more major digital outlets. First up is ”Tranquility”. This was composed, arranged and recorded back in 2018. The song features my good friend, principal soloFortsätt läsa ”Upcoming Releases of Original Music for Solid Body Ubasses composed by Magnus Sjöquist”
Silent Night as a solo ubass arrangement!
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!”
How I put on a new set of round wound strings on a solid body ubass
Stringing Guide 1. Remove all the old strings 2. Make sure to tape down the bridge saddle so it doesn’t move 3. Remove string back plate (if you have one) 4. Start with unpacking the E (lowest) string (and next time around the A and so on…) 5. Check and see if any metal washersFortsätt läsa ”How I put on a new set of round wound strings on a solid body ubass”
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”
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 video! Eva Stenström Limited ”Allt under himmelens fäste”
This song is a traditional folk tune from Gotland, Sweden. Eva and I started playing it as a duo on our trip to Brazil back in 2015. We wanted to bring some examples of traditional Swedish folk music on our trip. To make it work in a ubass and vocals setting I played the bassFortsätt läsa ”New video! Eva Stenström Limited ”Allt under himmelens fäste””
First Look: Nik West Signature Solidbody
Yay! Will be a great new signature ubass for Nik West!
Video lesson 10- now for everyone!
Hi, Last summer i released a video where I performed a version of a classic Swedish folk song, ”Visa från Utanmyra”. I also released a video lesson but it was only available for my newsletter subscribers. It’s now available for everyone! Have fun playing this great and beautiful melody and bass part! Link toFortsätt läsa ”Video lesson 10- now for everyone!”