Category Writings

Super Slapper Larry Graham

Larry Graham the father of funk slap bass playing, never really wanted to be a bass player.  Larry started out on guitar in his mother’s band until their drummer dropped out. To compensate for the lack drums Larry decided to use a bass guitar to emulate the bass drum and snare with his thumb and fingers. This […]

Split Cities Build/Rebuild

Build Rebuild opens up with ‘Year Old Ghost’. You might think you are mistakenly listening to recent AFL Grand Final darlings, ‘The Temper Trap’. Only this is them in the few seconds before they drop through the floor into a giant cheese grater. It’s a quiet-loud arrangement with Zac Ward’s wide array of guitar effects […]

Bass Solos Suck??

I’m not a huge follower or fan of bass soloists. Not just because I’m not good enough to be one myself. I find it difficult to connect and remain interested most of the time they are playing. Same goes for that matter, for other types of instruments too. Their brilliance seems to get lost in the […]

Bassists Look Too Bored

Mark Hoppus is a strange man, but he’s right! Poor bassists. He’s mostly known as the bassist for punk-pop band Blink 182 and as one of the early “celebrity” twitter adopters. He’s a reasonably funny guy too on his TV channel within the Fuse music news-blog -video site. Fuse features cool music news, interviews, opinion […]