Hi, I hereby proudly present some new music composed with and for solid body UBasses! “Reflections” (Magnus Sjoquist) started out as a chord progression. The descending chords are played with a simple triplet rhythm throughout. Over this sequence of chords I started to improvise and captured a take. My initial goal was to pick andFortsätt läsa ”NEW RELEASE: ”Reflections” 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”
Free October Lesson on Technique: The Ubass Fretboard Map
– ”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”
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”
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”