If you’re a bassist — you’re in the right place. World renowned bassist and educator Scott Devine in conversation with some of the best and most well respected bass players around the world.
148 - The 10 Commandments to Getting the Gig wtih Scott & Ian
For any aspiring bass player, playing live is one of the best ways to really level up. But isn't getting a gig really hard? Getting your first gig needn't be difficult if you follow the ten commandments laid out in this episode. With these ten tips you’ll have the knowledge and resources to take the stage in no time!
147 - The Gig Triangle with Scott & Ian
Ever heard of the gig triangle? The idea is to use three characteristics (good pay, great songs and the hang!) to help figure out what works and what doesn't work for any particular gig. So, how balanced is your gig triangle? Are you hitting 3 out of 3? In this episode Ian and Scott explore what might be holding you back.
146 - Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Effects Pedals with Scott & Ian
The search for the perfect bass sound has taken bass-kind from the swamps of analog fuzz to today’s age of digital ‘perfection’. In today’s episode Scott and Ian examine the main types of multi-fx and chart the unstoppable rise of the stomp box. Enjoy the episode!
145 - The Ups and Downs of Family Life as a Musician with Scott & Ian
How many times have you wished there were more hours in the day? Demanding gigs, impossible workloads, 24/7 email and social media – no wonder so many musicians struggle to make the shift back to family time. In this episode Scott and Ian offer up their advice for striking a balance between your day-to-day life and your life as a musician.
144 - Groove Vs Chops (which is more important?) with Scott & Ian
In this episode Ian and Scott address the age old question. Groove or Chops? If you’re in team groove then you’ll swear by keeping things simple. But let’s not kid ourselves, players with awesome chops are what got us into bass playing in the first place! Let’s dive into both sides of the argument.
143 - In Conversation with Jacob Collier - Raising the Bar
A Grammy-winning vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Jacob Collier became an internet sensation in the early 2010s with his split-screen cover version of Stevie Wonder’s Isn’t She Lovely, in which multiple Colliers appear in intricate a cappella harmonies.
Since then, Jacob has signed with Quincy Jones’ Management Company, given TED Talks and appeared in NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series, played with Pharrell Williams at Coachella and has even helped Hans Zimmer finish a film score. In this interview, Scott gets the backstory on the creativity behind his incredible musicianship.
Thoroughly enjoy listening to Scott & Ian laugh it up! Love hearing them talking about the topics we love, and nuggets of wisdom . Excellent stuff , guys! I WANT MY CHRISTMAS CARD 😂😂😂
Best bass podcast available
So glad that Scott does this podcast - there are so many helpful tipps and information - simply great!
The much more than BASS podcast
Guys, you are rocking my world. I‘m an avid podcast listener for a couple of years now, but always shied away from bass podcasts. But since Ian Allison joined I am converted. You two are just a brilliant combination!
I love how intimate these conversations get at times. Some of the stuff hits really close to home (like when Scott talked about his shyness/imposture syndrome - that was me to the T, including the decision to just stop it). Almost made me tear up.
You most certainly deliver way more value than a solely bass focused podcast could ever do.
Keep up the good work! Keep putting BASS in the spotlight!
Lots of love and respect!
Looking forward to that X-mas card 😏