Soundscape: Phil Lynott & early 1980s Bass Gear

Growing up in a country that heavily relies on other nations for its taste in music, it is incredibly rare to find any Irish rock n roll bass player with a high enough calibre and notoriety enough for a young musician to aspire to. From a mere handful, the most arguably important of them all… Continue reading Soundscape: Phil Lynott & early 1980s Bass Gear

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59 in music; The year of the P bass & Fender Bassman

A year can mean a lot of things for a lot of people. In 1959, the heart of the mid century, the world was beginning to go through a seismic shift; Castro and the 26th of July Movement won the Cuban Revolution and Castro took over as Prime Minister, Russia launched the first spacecraft to… Continue reading 59 in music; The year of the P bass & Fender Bassman

Music in context; Tuplet based rhythm & cracking Dor Levin’s WTF Grooves

Concept & Tuplet Rhythm If you’re on Instagram or Youtube and are prone to scourging the depths of their respective catalogues for the most experimental and forward thinking musicians and compositions, then there is a chance you might have discovered WTF Grooves already. I discovered WTF Grooves through Instagram originally about a month or so… Continue reading Music in context; Tuplet based rhythm & cracking Dor Levin’s WTF Grooves

By way of the Drum; an Interview with Diamond Drum Co.

It’s often overlooked how important a really good snare sound is in a song. It is therefore no mystery why so many artists and producers have often laboured over finding that perfect snare sound. It can often be a making or breaking point in the production of a song. I’m not a drummer by any… Continue reading By way of the Drum; an Interview with Diamond Drum Co.

A Study in 4 ; The 4 best new & used Bass guitars for less than a Month’s rent

'Cause it's Saturday night and you just got paid. You want to Rip it up on a Bass guitar but your capitalist junkie boss is paying minimum and you've got about 25 hours a week. You're in college 4 days in the week and have largely survived off Porridge and sweet potato fries for the… Continue reading A Study in 4 ; The 4 best new & used Bass guitars for less than a Month’s rent

Music in Theory #3 Functionality of Rootless chords

This is the third post in a series of specific posts where I just talk about my passion for music theory, different exercises and things that I've thought up that may shed light on something or somethings that musicians are either struggling with or else it's a completely new subject to them or opens a… Continue reading Music in Theory #3 Functionality of Rootless chords

Music in Theory #1 Polyrhythmic Exercise (5/4 over 4/4)

I feel like this is going to be a new series of specific posts where I just talk about music theory, different exercises and things that i've thought up that may shed light on something or somethings that musicians are either struggling with or else it's a completely new subject to them or opens a… Continue reading Music in Theory #1 Polyrhythmic Exercise (5/4 over 4/4)

Music in Theory #4 Understanding Time

This is the fourth post in a series of specific posts where I just talk about my passion for music theory, different exercises and things that I've thought up that may shed light on something or somethings that musicians are either struggling with or else it's a completely new subject to them or opens a… Continue reading Music in Theory #4 Understanding Time