Merry UBass Christmas to everyone!

Merry Christmas from playubass! I hope you all have a great Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Right now my family is chillin’ at my parents, just relaxing and havin’ a great time. I have some great things lined up for 2013! Interesting collaborations both playing/music related and instrument specific… I will also do my bestFortsätt läsa ”Merry UBass Christmas to everyone!”

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[Gig Report] Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 30 ”Blue Suede Shoes”

Hi! Back in July I played a little ‘after golf’ gig at a local golf club. We played a couple of sets covering a lot of music in different styles. Here’s one of the songs. I’m using a sunburst Kala S.U.B. UBass. We recorded the show on a Mac with a sound card. Since weFortsätt läsa ”[Gig Report] Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 30 ”Blue Suede Shoes””

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I won one of the popular vote prizes in the Bootsy competition :-)

Hi! I didn’t get the Grand Prize BUT I did won one of two popular prize spots in the Bootsy Funk bass in your space competition 🙂 Best of all the first portion of my song features my fretless acoustic UBass, cool huh 🙂 DR strings, a Bootzilla music download and a one year proFortsätt läsa ”I won one of the popular vote prizes in the Bootsy competition :-)”

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Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 26 In my studio with musicians from São Tomé!

Hi! A while back I did a blog post about rehearsing with musicians from São Tome e Principe for a couple of outdoor shows. We did the shows in the end of August and after those I managed to invite Oswaldo, Guilherme and PA to my home studio for some jammin’. The song featured inFortsätt läsa ”Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 26 In my studio with musicians from São Tomé!”

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Road Toad Music: A big thank you to Owen and Janet!

Hi! Yesterday I got a nice package from the US. It was a string set of the super cool Pahoehoe Dreads! I’m really happy that the maker of the wonderful ukulele basses (see the beautiful koa bass above) that the Kala Ubasses originates from have noticed my love for these instruments and the joy ofFortsätt läsa ”Road Toad Music: A big thank you to Owen and Janet!”

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[Style Study – UBass Lesson 8] Jazz: Walking Bass | Part 2

Hi! Finally part two is done! I decided to make my bass lines based on the backing tracks made by Jamey Aebersold. Please check these out they are really good and makes a perfect practice partner…almost as good as playing live with living breathing musicians in the same room… If you haven’t already please checkFortsätt läsa ”[Style Study – UBass Lesson 8] Jazz: Walking Bass | Part 2”

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[CD Project] Composing a new song for the UBass!

Hi! Inspired by the beautiful surroundings in my hometown and my mothers Malmsjo piano I started writing a new tune that will hopefully end up on my upcoming UBass CD! I used GarageBand on the iPad. I recorded the piano, guitar and more using the ‘touch-screen-keyboard’ on the iPad. I overdubbed real drums and willFortsätt läsa ”[CD Project] Composing a new song for the UBass!”

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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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[Gig Report] Playing UBasses with a worship band

Hi! This past Sunday I played in a worship band at a local church. I have been playing a lot in churches throughout the years but nowadays it’s not that often. This was however not just your typically worship songs and hymns. There was different styles involved from soft ballad type songs (played on myFortsätt läsa ”[Gig Report] Playing UBasses with a worship band”

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