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Playbassnow is growing – more users , guestteachers and content, that means more organizing is needed and i plan to get the site redesigned soon.

And i want your opinions too – so make a comment with any input you migth have on : Site structure, design,  lessons, things that needs improvement, things that needs to go…

And if any of you are webdesigners, graphic artists, programmers, etc and would like to contribute with your knowledge in making this the best free  hi-quality bass tutorial site, please ad a comment or  write me on info@playbassnow.com

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MarloweDK

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MarloweDK said,


October 23, 2011 @ 11:15 am

Thank you and yes you are absolutely right
For version 2 of the site the existing material will organized so it will be easier to find specific information.
Regarding “programs” it would be fantastic to have this kind of progressive lessons.
Problem is that I personally just have time right now to do selfcontained lessons and not a whole “method”.
And I dont think there is THE ONE method, you gather up bits and pieces over time, when you are ready for them.
I myself have tried 100 hundreds of method books, and get bored after chapter one;-)
We all want that method that will make us great players fast, but….It doesnt exist IMO (or is to boring to strictly follow).
Thats also probably why there exist so many “play like a pro in 7 days” type of scams, ha ha.
That said Ill consider to do some progressive lesson on certain subjects:-)


bailz said,


October 23, 2011 @ 3:34 am

Marlowe,

I love your site and have spent quite a bit of time on here over the last couple of years. The site has grown and the number of lessons is amazing. My only issue is that there may be too much information. Instead of following any kind of routine, I end up stumbling upon a lesson that looks cool and following along to the best of my ability. My suggestion would be to set up general lesson plans. Perhaps different programs depending on an area of skills or difficulty. For example, a scales plan would consist of something like, Day 1: Lesson Scale1 for X amount of time. Day 2: Lesson Scale2 for X amount of time, etc. By the time you finish a given program, it should be pretty solid in the learners mind and hands. I think that by following related lessons in an organized manner, that it would enhance the learning process and help to solidify some fundamentals. I am sure you could even find some more skilled and knowledgeable users to come up with the plans based off of existing lessons.

This is just my suggestion. In any case I will keep visiting, and thank you for all of the work you have put into this site.


MarloweDK said,


August 1, 2011 @ 11:12 pm

Dont ask me, ask your work or proxy or….;-)


Dizzyg said,


August 1, 2011 @ 11:06 am

Hi Thomas

I was able to view videos, (in work, before a move to a new proxy – end of last week). Now I get “WHITE RECTANGLE of DEATH”. I inspected the element and it seem to point to youtube, (blocked in work by firewall). Is this my problem and how come I was able to view last week?

Thanks (Excellent site – a great help)

Mark


MarloweDK said,


July 1, 2011 @ 9:30 am

Thx and yes I need to make Mobile versions


kiathuang said,


June 30, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

Using the browser from my Android device the mobile theme was broken last time I looked at it today. Am typing on it now but only got readable pages when I turned mobile view off.


kiathuang said,


June 30, 2011 @ 11:43 pm

How do you memorize/learn whole song basslines shown in your playalongs so very groovily accurate?


kiathuang said,


June 30, 2011 @ 11:41 pm

An FAQ would be great. Would help folks learn intetesting commonly asked stuff and minimize repeated questions you feel obliged to answer – when you should be relaxing or playing more bass!!


sara t said,


June 28, 2011 @ 4:52 am

Hi Marlowe, a fantastic site, I appreciate your lessons which have been such an inspiration. I am working on slap at the moment and wondered if you have or can direct me to a video which can give me tips on constructing a slap bass solo?


bassistman28 said,


February 24, 2011 @ 3:28 am

can u attach a pop up bass tabs to all the videos and tutorials, some bassist or wona be a gud bassist that what im looking for , its hard for me to get the scales if without the pop up tabs u play. tnx admin hope u can do it. godbless


MarloweDK said,


February 17, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

LOl, yes the “lick of the day” isnt that daily anymore:-) Im working on a dvd right now and other things in my life needs my attention right now. But rest assured, Im not done yet;-)


ALTER said,


February 17, 2011 @ 10:13 am

hey,thanks for a great learning experience.love the site.are you getting to busy for bass lick of the day,as it is more like bass lick of the month.ignore me ive just woke up and a bit cranky.my technique is better than ever from your lessons.many thanks
alter


MarloweDK said,


February 1, 2011 @ 9:52 am

There a lot of Dt lessons scattered around the site, search for Double thumb


Tonyman said,


January 31, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

hey marlowe,
i’m learning the double thumb (L77 my favorite) do you have an exercise lesson for the down up motion?
thanks,
tonyman


more_funky said,


January 29, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

Hey Marlowe,

First, thank you for your generosity and selflessness. You are truly make the world a more funky place (and a better place as a result : )

I was wondering if you had any good lessons for triplets?


monq said,


January 18, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

Hey, thumbs up for this awsome website, giving me a lot of ideas. I was trying to get the bassline of “You got the love” by Joss Stone, slap-stuff, but I’m not sure if i got it right. Maybe somebody could figure it out and upload another nice song tutorial? Thaks a lot!

monq


MarloweDK said,


January 16, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

Good idea, Ill make one soon


Tonyman said,


January 16, 2011 @ 5:12 am

hey marloweDK,
do you have a lesson video for P-bass slap fuck? if not can you please do one?
tonyman


MarloweDK said,


January 12, 2011 @ 9:16 am

Isnt the third finger the same as the middle finger?;-) Anyway, use which ever finger is comfortable for you


Tonyman said,


January 12, 2011 @ 2:34 am

hey marlowe,
i just started to play your slap bass for beginners 1 – 6 when you demo with the right hand you say to use the middle finger to pluck with, but i find that i’m using my third finger instead. is this ok or am i starting to develop a bad habit?
tonyman


MarloweDK said,


January 4, 2011 @ 11:28 pm

Hi Leo, You are most welcome. What “continue listening” button are you referring to? There is a “next” and “previous post” button though


lbonifazi said,


January 4, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

Hey there Mr. D-K:

Thank you for the wonderful Christmas presents, love the tabs they fit perfectly. I am wondering if there is a way to find the “continue listening” button at any given spot on your web site.

Thanks again for the most generous gift.

Leo


MarloweDK said,


December 27, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

Hi Kueva, there is no “special” amp for slap to my knowledge. Go to your local music store and try out different models


kouva said,


December 27, 2010 @ 4:17 pm

hello everyone!!!MarloweDK thanks a lot for your help!:) i have a question.iam a slap hand bassist! and i want to buy an amplifier with slap and funky sound. do you think that Laney RB5 is a good one for this situation? if not,tell me which one is good!thanks a lot!


MarloweDK said,


December 13, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

Apparently not:-)
Still cant see any need to fix, since i cannot see that its broken


asphyxian said,


December 13, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

Oh snap, the codes work in the comments.

Replace the “a href=”your-favorites/”>Favorites”a href=”http://playbassnow.com/your-favorites/”>Favorites</a" code. But don't put the " mark, put the marks.


asphyxian said,


December 13, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

No, you don’t understand. Just replace the code Favorites with the Favorites code everywhere and then everything will be ok.


MarloweDK said,


December 13, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

Ahh I see, the thing is that the function is only active on the specific lessons/posts, not general pages
You click the “add to favorites” on the specific video page/lesson you want to save and then you go to the “Favorites” page whenever yuo want to revisit your bookmarked pages.


asphyxian said,


December 13, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

http://playbassnow.com/category/bass-lick-of-the-day/

Go there and press “Favorites” in the top bar


MarloweDK said,


December 12, 2010 @ 11:17 pm

Thas odd, just added 5 pages to favorites without problems, can you give some specific examples?


asphyxian said,


December 12, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

It look like “Favourites” button uses relational link address and it doesn’t work on some pages, because if I press “Favourite” for an example, on a “Lick of the day” page, it leads me to the page playbassnow.com/bass-lick-of-the-day/your-favourites, which surely doesn’t exist. Just put the full address (http://playbassnow.com/your-favorites/) everywhere in HREF parameter.


funkyjonx said,


November 27, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

Until recently I’ve only played wind instruments, so the whole idea of effects is very new to me, and I would love to learn more about them.

Perhaps a short video showing the changes that are created by some of the more common effects like compression, chorus, etc. would be helpful to others as well. Nothing extensive like a major gear review, but more of a primer.

Thanks for all your great work, fabulous site!


MarloweDK said,


November 16, 2010 @ 9:52 am

I myself dont do covers anymore, maybe other people know?


Crab said,


November 16, 2010 @ 9:13 am

DK I have a problem.
I don’t hear correctly some notes in Runaway by Jamiroquai. There is many covers of this song on You tube, but they’re all different in second part of the song.
Does somebody know how it really goes ?
Thanks.
Crab


MarloweDK said,


November 10, 2010 @ 8:33 am

the link should end with “.zip”, check that the ending is not cut off in the mail, sometimes happens in some mailprograms


mrkarl said,


November 10, 2010 @ 2:46 am

I got the link for your videos, but the link you sent for the transcripts shows me a ‘file not found’ (one of those errors)


Xerxes said,


September 8, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

Mange tak for alt Marlowe:)

I live in Amsterdam and love all your vids, thanks for keeping them free of charge!!

1 thing…. I’ve always wondered how this guy played the piece he plays:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oERTCNQfugc

Check it out, it’s really good, I love it and would love to be able to play it but just can’t figure out how he does it =/…

Warmest regards,

Abel


MarloweDK said,


September 2, 2010 @ 8:08 am

thx man for your offer to help, and remember to pitch your ideas on a regular basis:-). Im not that gear oriented myself, but I would hope to get someone to write about it


mathieuh said,


September 2, 2010 @ 12:37 am

I love your site !
Really helpful

I just want to suggest a gear review. I know it allready exist but not enought test was posted.
I must be happy to see and hear an Orange Amp test or an Ampeg SVT test !

Thanks a lot !

PS : I’m a webdesigner (I have experience on WordPress Theme) But i’m not a professionnal !
If you want I will be able to help ;)

PS2: Sorry about my English :p


Emeka said,


August 3, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

hey marlow,

first of all a big thank you for setting up this sight. its amazing. it has helped me wonders. I cant thank you enough.

I will donate I promise. things are just real tight for me at the mo!!

I emailing to ask if you know where I can get good drum beats? or should I save up for a drum machine?

thanks Emeka

emeka.skerritt@gmail.com


MarloweDK said,


July 27, 2010 @ 8:11 am

Its a 1963 jazz bass, and you can see more details in some of the desktop pictures under downloads HERE


Joeglow said,


July 26, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

Not so much a comment or a request on bass lessons but more of a request of the Sunburst J bass you play. The fading on it looks incredible and I was wondering what year it is and if you have any real good close up pics of it. I’d love to see the original weathering up close.


MarloweDK said,


July 18, 2010 @ 7:47 am

Is coming soon


GOSPELFUNK said,


July 18, 2010 @ 1:27 am

Hi Marlowedk,
I wish you would do a tutorial on how to become great on octave Thumping and Plucking as Graham puts it. I know octaves are every 8th but I need help with this one.

Thanks


MarloweDK said,


July 9, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

There is no order, look at it as tips, tricks and inspirational entities;-)


whoadang said,


July 9, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

hey marlowe!

love the site! is there a way i can view all the lessons from first to last? i’m trying to go through them in some kind of order. thanks!


MarloweDK said,


June 10, 2010 @ 7:06 am

Well my approach to playing blues , is mostly by imitating guitar players, hence the reference to your guitar chops. By the way there is a lot of bluesy licks among my “lick of the day video” videos


nice illusion said,


June 9, 2010 @ 9:13 pm

ok – yeah – but I guess I was hoping for something – well my Blues guitar playing is proficient – but seems like the bass might do something other than that sound – possibly a rhythmic twist………which DKMarlowe seems to have a skill for coming up with..
maybe you could post a couple new takes on G shuffles – making the gen. approach and turnarounds a bit fresh (?)
BB


MarloweDK said,


June 9, 2010 @ 8:14 pm

Im talking about notes chosen, not technique. You can always play licks based the G blues scale / Gm pentatonic


nice illusion said,


June 9, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

Thanks – yeah I can do something as I do on guitar – but that is a little difficult without a pick ! ha ha – really…I am not Jeff BecK!
I guess something that works in the 1-4-5 sound which could be G prog. OR just around G7 (as it IS a short solo, only…)
If I did the guitar-type thing (which is, essentially, what I have done)…it is OK – just trying to get a more comvincing “Bass signature”…could use a clever, doable couple licks which MATCH with the shuffle setting – does that make sense?
really appreciate yer time/effort
thanks again….BB


MarloweDK said,


June 9, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

You mean a 12 bar blues in G or just a static G7 chord?
One thing i dont understand:
You are a guitar player you say , why dont you play what you normally would play on guitar in a blues setting? Just on the 4 lowest strings on a guitar


nice illusion said,


June 9, 2010 @ 10:57 am

DK-
you are ma generous bomb man -
listen I am a guitar player now playing w/ Ron Thompson (a serious blues dude) sometimes…he often asks for a short solo – and I could use something that is say G-shuffle based – rather than the great funk stuff of yours I have been looking at (especially like that line w/ the “James Brown chord”)…can you demo a shuffle solo in G for us – something not tooo tough?
Thanks man -
“Generosity is intelligent self-centeredness”
H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama


Franbass said,


June 1, 2010 @ 2:46 am

hello MarloweDK

I am called Francisco, I am of Argentinean…. Excellent the page… very good exercises… pity that is nothing in Spanish… Not long ago that I touch the low one… I am enough amateur in this. Subi please does not exist any site/clinical in Spanish… some. Podrias to pass some routine to me of exercises to realise daily…? I do not speak English, realises it to the translation with the translator of yahoo jajaja

Me llamo francisco, soy de argentina….
Excelente la pagina…muy buenos ejercicios…lastima que no hay nada en Español…

No hace mucho que toco el bajo…soy bastante amateur en esto.

No existe ningun sitio/clinicas en español…por favor subi alguna.
Podrias pasarme alguna rutina de ejercicios para realizar diariamente…??

no hablo ingles, la traduccion la realice con el traductor de yahoo jajaja


MarloweDK said,


May 22, 2010 @ 6:29 am

First of all congratulations on starting out:)

If you ordered online you should have someone set the bass up for you – a bassplaying friend for instance.
There are some beginner lessons to songs on the site (not by me)
I myself has the Korg, its great, but if youhave an iPhone, amplitube has made a gadget for that (no drums though)


Yorkfield said,


May 21, 2010 @ 11:14 pm

Hi Marlow,
I have just ordered my bass guitar online.
Looking very much forward to learn how to play and maybe getting really good one day.
I’m very happy to have found your website.
Haven’t discovered everything yet, but hope to find lessons for bloody beginners (like me) too :o )

I don’t know if that is possible (because of copyright reasons)at all, but it would be rather nice to have access to bass tabs of some nice songs .. to play along.

Another question I’m looking into right now is what bass effect gadget to get.
I like to have many different effect as well as a built in drum computer.

There are three types I’m thinking of:
1. Zoom B1 FX (approx. 89.- Euro)
2. Korg AX5B (approx. 85.- to 90.- Euro)
3. Korg PX4D (approx. 149.- Euro)

Can someone recommend one, or maybe even another type ?
Thank you very much !
Michael


MarloweDK said,


May 11, 2010 @ 8:42 am

Have thought about that, its just that most of my own lessons (the lick of the day videos) are intermediate /advanced for many. They are mostly on the spot compositions and werent made with any special level in mind. I actually dont have that much targeted beginner stuff, but recently ive started to do more theory type lessons for players on all levels (i wish someone had shown me when i was starting out).
But the next version of the site will have other ways to navigate the site, i promiss you:-)


pbmartin said,


May 11, 2010 @ 4:06 am

Thank you for building a great site, full of great tutorials! Just a suggestion: could you create a track or sequence of lessons and licks that are suitable for beginners, intermediates and advanced players? It would really make navigating all the incredible content on your site a lot easier.


MarloweDK said,


May 8, 2010 @ 7:13 am

Dont know, but in general african musicians have a strong cultural foundation in rhythm – and that is a “must have” for bassplayers:)


Phishind said,


May 8, 2010 @ 4:57 am

How is it that four of the top ten African bass players are from Cameroon? What is it about that area that creates great riddim players? Any ideas?


MarloweDK said,


April 30, 2010 @ 7:36 am

Thank you for your input:
1) Cannot find any lessons from your italian friend , he is just doing playalongs – as i also did in the start;-)
2) Yes, the repeat method is good, i need to remember that.
3)Much more coming:-)


jacek said,


April 29, 2010 @ 6:05 pm

hi !!!
thx for this tutorial website. it’s really good.
my suggestion:
1. if u could show us how to play certain songs, i mean well known songs, and make exercises to them.incorporate some little tricks that u do.
or show how other people play it.i’ll send link to one italian bass player whose playing is really tasty.wish he could be a member of your teaching team :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR5ltYDqM5A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elGpUNgg-LE&feature=PlayList&p=F1AD476C6F1ADCBE&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=16

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2K-eAsXsx4

2.i just started playing bass n some exercises are boring. they dont really sound like music…i loved your exercise for beginners.u played 4 bars n than i repeated. it was gr8.
3.i think its a gr8 idea to teach music theory.carry on, please!!!

thank you:) take care :) )


MarloweDK said,


April 24, 2010 @ 4:17 pm

Good point, ill make it longer, thx:-)


Gigu Neutsch said,


April 24, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

Hi Thomas!

I would suggest to enlarge the “most recent posts” section
on the main side. You have so many new guest teachers
and there are a lot of new incoming posts (which is great).
But sometimes it´s nice to have a certain post, which you
might want to see more often, some days longer easy to reach.
Or you might miss some good post returning after a 2 weeks
holiday….
Cheers Gigu


elinfoot said,


April 20, 2010 @ 10:52 am

Hi ,

I’m new to bass but not to guitar.The things that are giving me the most difficulties (I thought it would be really easy,I was wrong) is the right hand technique (I’d love to see some more on that),arpeggios and linking them together in a progression and that confusing extra B string .
Ultimately ,I’d love to play funk,jazz fusion and world music (particularly latin and african) on the bass

Thanks a lot

Eric


hsullman said,


April 20, 2010 @ 1:25 am

Hi Thomas, Outstanding site you have. Since are moving towards the fusion side, “Beneath the Mask” by Chick Corea Electrik Band is one of my favs. Also Jean-Luc Ponty and Scott Ambush with Spyra-Gyro are great. All tips aside, you are right that playing on front of real people can be the best and worst critics. Hopefully your getting more beers than your buying!

thank you for all your efforts…Howard


MarloweDK said,


April 12, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

I use the Multi-level navigation plugin for wordpress and there is no way to turn off the links of the parent menu items.
I dont think i can use the javascript trick unless i use a html generated version of the menu, and since i frequently change things i like to keep it dynamic
Otherwise im open to suggestions:-)


gwideman said,


April 12, 2010 @ 8:41 am

Hi again Marlowe:
I just took a quick look at the html for your generated menus. I’m guessing that somewhere you have to configure those menus with target URLs right? Assuming there’s not some obvious option to say “no link”, you can set the link to “javascript:void(0)” so the resulting output is href=”javascript:void(0)”, which essentially disables the link.


MarloweDK said,


April 12, 2010 @ 8:02 am

Yeah i know, but havent figured out how to disable topmenu links, its a dynamically created menu. Ill keep it mind for next update thx


gwideman said,


April 12, 2010 @ 12:34 am

Hi Marlowe,
Many thanks for all the time and energy you put into your YouTube vids, and now here.
Web-page-related suggestion: Your drop-down menus (Lessons, Pages, Links etc) activate on hover, but also have a hyperlink. This means that if user tries to click, they see menu appear, but soon the menu disappears because the page reloads. I think it might be better to have no link, and either have menu appear on click, or hover. Just a minor issue, but confused me until I saw what was happening in the browser status bar.
– Graham


ajcrm125 said,


April 10, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

Marlowe,
Thanks a ton for the recent lessons you’ve added on the major scale. It’s nice to have a change of pace where you explain the theoretical stuff in more details. I think this was the first series of lessons where I actually heard you speak. :)

Keep it up.. I’m an intermediate bass player and I need some more of the theory.
THANKS!


MarloweDK said,


April 5, 2010 @ 7:04 pm

youplayalong is a site for everybody. Ive only done a few “how to play” a certain song, and “use me” is not among them – its fairly easy so you should have no trouble figuring it out


Jim S said,


April 5, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

Am I correct that you do not offer transcriptions or slow versions of your work on the “play along” site? My band has asked me to learn “use me,” and it would be great to see a transcription (if you did one and I just have not found it). Thanks.


MarloweDK said,


April 2, 2010 @ 10:04 am

Im not that much a tone “fiddler”, use two settings on my bass – all full or favoring the bridge pickup and turning the tonecontrol down


MarloweDK said,


April 2, 2010 @ 10:02 am

Yes, its always good to take actual music that uses scales, rather than just run up and down them


JRandorff said,


April 2, 2010 @ 7:51 am

Hi there! I’m new to the site and have been enjoying your video lessons. I’ve been playing professionally for about 10 years now and I very much enjoy your wordless approach to getting your ideas across… it makes the universal language of music come across without verbal hinderances.

Anyway, I would love to see some ideas on setting tone. The idea that I had was to record a lick/groove into a looping unit and then run that through your various effects, changing their respective parameters and hearing the real-time tone shaping.

Regards,
~~James


slagheap said,


April 2, 2010 @ 6:04 am

hello, marloweDK. love the site so far, certainly a lot to try to digest. btw, i think the unison line from stevie wonder’s ” sir duke ” is a great use of pentatonic construction. by playing that in various keys i first began to learn about pentatonics.


MarloweDK said,


March 25, 2010 @ 8:23 pm

60 for 1 lesson, an hour with me on Skype.
Or via a video lesson from Ashbury music hall with written material and evaluation of your homework – you upload videos where yuo play the asssignment i gave you and i judge and correct if needed


derek trull said,


March 25, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

I mean how long before I got to pay the 60 dollars again??


MarloweDK said,


March 25, 2010 @ 8:26 am

A month? No, an hour;-) Sorry , I dont really understand the question


derek trull said,


March 25, 2010 @ 12:04 am

was just wondering if I started taking the 60 dollar lessons how long does it last like one month or what thanks


derek trull said,


March 24, 2010 @ 3:56 am

yes sir
jusk keep it in mind I think pino has a lot of great licks thanks


MarloweDK said,


March 23, 2010 @ 11:31 pm

Thx Derek and i like john mayer trio (with pino) a lot, but i think ill do some other cover tutorials first at least


derek trull said,


March 23, 2010 @ 10:49 pm

hey I would just like to say thank you for taking time out to do all this work I have been playing bass for about three years and you my friend are a pro man I love the blues and I have studied all your vids I cant quite play them as well as you but I live some one who can break it down so simple any way my ? was have you ever listin to the JOHN MAYER TRIO they play a lot of blues and pino is a great bass player I was wondering if you would cover some of there stuff if you had the time thanks and God bless


MarloweDK said,


March 17, 2010 @ 10:56 pm

Most my videos are hosted on blip.tv but some older ones are hosted at youtube. I think its you who have problems and im not moving 400 videos because of you;-) Try watching them on another computer just too see or update your Flash player


TobiasAddict said,


March 17, 2010 @ 7:15 pm

I always have problems to watch your videos: someone are OK but I can’t watch the other and I don’t know why. If you could host your videos on an other site, that may change it. I hope my English don’t trouble you

Thanx for your site and keep grooving


MarloweDK said,


March 17, 2010 @ 9:39 am

low action and fretnoise:-)
This is not the right forum for that question mind you;-)


clevey said,


March 17, 2010 @ 9:30 am

Thanks for all you do. Brief question…..

You make this look so effortless. Do you have your strings very low to the frets, even though it may cause some fret noise when plucking, or is the action normal height and your hands just do the work?
-Chris


MarloweDK said,


March 12, 2010 @ 1:49 am

Its about experience, studying others basslines and playing a lot, to make up good basslines oneself.
So its a good idea and there is allready backing tracks with some of the licks, :-)


MarloweDK said,


March 12, 2010 @ 1:45 am

Sounds like a case for Gigu Neutsch


soporific said,


March 11, 2010 @ 5:48 pm

Just an idea..
Playing licks and songs is good for getting a wide musical vocabulaire on the bass, but in what way is it effecting your own style. As a more or less beginning bassplayer, I find it sometimes hard to come up with my own grooves. So maybe it’s an idea if you (mDK)make like a backing track, and the visitors can record and post their own bassline with that. I think it would be nice to see the diversity of ideas of different players.

Have a good one! Kors


Phishind said,


March 11, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

I am a big fan of Bakithi Kumalo, Sipho Gumede, and afro beat. It is not easy to find assitance in learning this type of music; mix meters, phrasing, lyrical/vocal bass melodies, etc. Could you do some lessons on this style of bass playing.


MarloweDK said,


March 10, 2010 @ 11:47 pm

Dont worry about speed, practice and make it sound good in the tempo you can manage, only when that is relaxed yuo may increase. This is not the olympics;-)


KhanguruMc said,


March 10, 2010 @ 9:53 pm

Hello, my name is marc and would like to say thank for your helps MarloweDk and guest Teacher’s.

The most difficult for me is my right hand ,I can’t go really fast picking with two or three fingers and most grooves in the site are relatively fast and when the grooves in the video is slow down sometimes I can follow but sometimes it’s still to fast for me.I know that I have to continued practicing and not be decouraged .In the past I have over practicing my right hand the wrong way , very crisp tobe more faster and develop a tendinite (dont know if is the wright name in English).

my question is :is it possible to integrate some
good exercises for right hand to improve my speed without sacrify a relax hand.

Sorry for my poor English language.

Thanks for your attention.

I love so much this instrument.

Marc.

khanguru65@hotmail.com


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