A great read (and listen) for the start of 2013!

Happy New 2013! We’ll kick this year of with a 16 year old article in Bass Player back in 1997! Why, you might think? Well, it’s a really good one. The Bass Player Staff (in 1997) did a compilation of these 30 must have essential bass recordings! Of cause there have been quite a fewFortsätt läsa ”A great read (and listen) for the start of 2013!”

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[Song Teaser-Test Report] Jam Afrique and String test | Part 3

Hi! Time for part three of my string test and a demo of the first part of the new song Jam Afrique (working title). See these earlier posts for some background info. Post 1 | Post 2 Besides the YouTube video below I also uploaded some versions with less instrumentation (and maybe a bit betterFortsätt läsa ”[Song Teaser-Test Report] Jam Afrique and String test | Part 3”

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[Gig Report] Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 23 ”Surfboard”

Hi! On the Brazilian Night concert mentioned in an earlier post we played the Jobim classic ”Surfboard” (Jobim). Why not play along with us! You can hear the original version in a previous post. Let me know if you want a PDF with the bass part! If you play-along please try to mimic the surduFortsätt läsa ”[Gig Report] Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 23 ”Surfboard””

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[Rehearsal Report] Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | Blues: ”Long time no PLAY”

Hi! Yeah! Finally I have once again played with my old friend Mattias Pettersson! We started to play back in the late 90s. We had blues bands and played in the rhythm section in a small big band. Later on we had a band playing a lot of jam based music. I guess it mustFortsätt läsa ”[Rehearsal Report] Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | Blues: ”Long time no PLAY””

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[Style Study – UBass Lesson 8] Jazz: Walking Bass | Part 1

Hi! Ok time for some jazz again! Thanks to Susan C. for your suggestion! In this lesson I will feature the jazz standard ”The way you look tonight” written by Jerome Kern. This song has been covered a thousand times by as many artists. But I have a favorite version! In 1995 one of theFortsätt läsa ”[Style Study – UBass Lesson 8] Jazz: Walking Bass | Part 1”

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[Rehearsal Report] Kala Ubass goes Country!

Let me introduce one of my guitar playing friends, Marcus Måttgård! Please check out some of his stuff on his YouTube Channel. In the photo above we rehearse some country tunes (by Jerry Reed) that hopefully will end up on my CD ”Speaking UBass!?”. The CD will feature different musicians and me playing UBass onFortsätt läsa ”[Rehearsal Report] Kala Ubass goes Country!”

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UBass Lesson | 7 ”Satellit” (Part 2)

Hi! Time for part 2! Now it’s time to learn/play the bass part. Tune up your Ubass (or any bass really!) to 440 Hz and get ready! The video will go through the whole song and then break down the different parts and riffs! Please check out part 1 to get some in-depth analysis aboutFortsätt läsa ”UBass Lesson | 7 ”Satellit” (Part 2)”

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UBass Lesson | 7 ”Satellit” (Part 1)

Hi! Ok now it’s time for part one of my lesson on the song ”Satellit” by Ted and Kenneth Gardestad. (For a short live clip of this song go to this blog post). In part 1 we will focus of the music theory side of the song. Parts Of The Lesson We will look intoFortsätt läsa ”UBass Lesson | 7 ”Satellit” (Part 1)”

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Playing classic Swedish pop on the Ubass!

Hi again! I just got home from two great gigs. This weekend I’ve been playing concerts featuring music by Ted and Kenneth Gärdestad. Ted has been one of the most celebrared Swedish pop artists and has even been said to be the best Swedish artist of the 20th century! These concerts features his music andFortsätt läsa ”Playing classic Swedish pop on the Ubass!”

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Jammin with my Kala UBass | 15 and UBass Lesson 6 | Song/Style Lesson: Reggae

Hi there! Time for a new song lesson! Lets try some reggae bass. It seems like a perfect genre for the nice ‘subby’ low end you can get out of a UBass. To get the best possible sound you really need good amplification. Check out my previous post with some amplification tips. I choose oneFortsätt läsa ”Jammin with my Kala UBass | 15 and UBass Lesson 6 | Song/Style Lesson: Reggae”

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