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.
179 - Polygamy and Bass?
Every bass player is on a quest to find their perfect bass. While the stars might align for some players who find the one perfect instrument, the rationale for owning not just two, but many different bass guitars, can be pretty easy to argue, as Ian and Scott explore in this episode.
178 - Breaking the Rules
Life is a series of choices. And while there isn't an official rulebook for playing bass, there are a few tried-and-tested traditions that we often feel obliged to follow. But following a rule just because it’s there isn’t always the best step forward. In this latest episode, Ian Allison explores how breaking the rules can sometimes help make you more successful.
177 - Are Bass Solos Over?
We’ve all had that moment when we hear a huge sounding bass solo for the first time, and it just blows us away. We’re talking Cliff Burton on Metallica’s Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth), Jaco with Weather Report or Flea with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Bass solos might be less fashionable than they were a generation ago, but they still draw us in every time. In this episode Ian and Scott talk you through all you need to know.
176 - From Boston To Berklee with Oscar Stagnaro
An integral part of Paquito D’Rivera’s band for many years, Oscar Stagnaro has been a Professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1988. He’s been largely responsible for the school’s development of Latin education, and in today’s episode he tells Scott about his move to the US and his Surf Rock roots.
175 - New Bass Day
Whether it’s your very first bass, or another one to add to your collection, buying a new axe should always be an exciting time. Regardless of whether you got a new bass yesterday or 50 years ago. Today, Ian and Scott come together to celebrate a ‘New Bass Day’ for Ian, and discuss some of their newly found bass heroes.
174 - Making Money as a Musician
The sheer number of different revenue streams available to musicians is higher than it’s ever been in the past. But do you really need god-like knowledge to kickstart your career and grow an income as an artist? In this episode Ian and Scott tackle the topic of how to make money with your music.
Breaking the rules
Love the Podcast Ian. I used to play with a pick and then I lost my index finger on my right hand and now pluck middle and ring fingers, one day will use a pick again maybe. Lol
Love this show
Just the nature of what I listen to can get pretty heavy, political, and sometimes dark. It is so nice to listen to Ian and Scott (2 insanely talented musicians) discuss all things bass in a way that is entertaining, informative, and most importantly for me apolitical and completely neutral and inclusive of everyone that enjoys the bass guitar.
I want to hang with these guys!
Great podcast! As a working weekend warrior musician, I relate to so many of the topics being discussed.