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BGM’s New Look Tuition: Meet the Tutors

We recently introduced our brand-new bass tuition section, the place to come for low-frequency education, no matter what your playing ability, understanding of musical theory, preferred genre of music or career goals. We’ve divided our lessons into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

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Bass Tuition: Your Guide

Each month our tuition pages include tuition for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced players, as well as our Front Line columns from professional touring bass players, and our acclaimed Classic Albums page. And here’s our handy guide to notation: Notation Guide Has your attention been

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Robert DeLeo: Stone Immaculate

Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots is that rare bassist, a man who has played the world’s biggest stadiums but never lost sight of his roots. Joel McIver talks to him about ‘60s rock, the dreaded grunge tag and the curse of GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)…

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Bass Calling: Robert Levon Been

Robert Levon Been of the Call and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club reveals the joys of life as bassist in not one but two bands…

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The Woodshed: Great British Bass Lounge

Joel Graham travels to Manchester for a peek behind the scenes at the Great British Bass Lounge

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Studio Talk: Alex Webster

Cannibal Corpse bassist and BGM columnist Alex Webster discusses A Skeletal Domain

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The Front Line

Want to make it as a professional bassist? Listen up as BGM’s professional bass team reports back from the live stage.

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Troy Sanders: English Castle Magic

Troy Sanders plays bass. He also sings. Not only that, he is the frontman of Mastodon, a band that is quite possibly the most exciting musical force of the heavy rock persuasion operating today. Joel McIver asks the questions; Tina Korhonen takes the shots.

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High Standards: Jeff Berlin

After four decades, jazz fusion legend Jeff Berlin is composing, playing and educating with as much passion as ever. Mike Flynn meets the great man and learns why jazz theory will make you a better bassist – and human being.

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Suzi Quatro: Natural Born Woman

After 50 years in business, all-grown-up rock icon Suzi Quatro is still playing bass harder than any other three bassists put together. Joel McIver heads to Quatro HQ for the full low-down.

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