UBass Lesson 1 | Song Lesson 1 – part 1


I have thought about making some UBass lessons for a while.

So let’s kick it off with a pop song divided in a two part lesson.

The song that I will cover here is ”Moon Over Bourbon Street” by Sting.

Part One
First up is the sheet music/TAB and some links to get you started!
In part two I will do a short video explaining how I play it on my fretless UBass.

If you don’t have the fretless model or not a UBass at all…buy one NOW 🙂
…please do they are serious business and really fun to play…but before you get one why not practice the pass part on a standard bass or your upright…that way it’ll be easier to play it once you pick up your UBass :-)))

Suggested working order!

1. Download the PDF (to open/print you need a password – send an email to:
ubasslessons@gmail.com and I’ll send you one!)

Or use the form below!

2. Check out the original Sting version on YouTube

3. Listen/watch to my live version
Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 08

As you probably hear I wander away from the chart from time to time.
My intention was to play it ”as is” (This info is actually written out in some charts to make sure you play exactly as written) but in the spirit of the moment I improvised a bit around the chart to make it a bit more ”my own” AND I think it is a lot easier to make the music swing/groove if you put a little bit of YOU in the parts!

Stay tuned…part two will come soon!

Play Music!

Jämtländsk måne Foto: Magnus S.

Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 08

Phonobel, Fillinge, Sweden http://www.phonobel.se/

Hi! Once again a little video with my UBass. This time in the wonderful company of Andreas Gustafsson on vocals and Bror Engström on keyboard! It’s from a liveshow we did in July. As well as playing the bass part I ”wrestle” with a ”foot-controlled” tambourine that kind of has a life of it’s own, wanting to wander of the stage… Top that with a really mysterious ”music-stand-light” that flickers away like crazy as Andreas sings: ”trapped in this life”…spooky…;-) Thanks to the staff at Phonobel for a lovely evening! Great, keep up the good work!

The Stage at Phonobel
The June 7 bass setup

Tech Stuff

Instruments: Kala UBass (Fretless Spruce), Rob Allen MB-2 Walnut Fretless, Ares 5-string fretted

Effects: VT Bass Deluxe Preamp, Morley Volume/Wah, Boss DD-3, Boss OC-2, EBS DynaComp, FuelTank power supply

Amp: GK Combo (not used this night. I went straight from my VT Deluxe to a BOSE L1 system

Jämtländsk måne Foto: Magnus S.