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albertos said,

March 9, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

Marlowe, just brilliant!!!

MarloweDK said,

December 26, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

Thank you Hannes , and a happy new year to you:-)

Hannes said,

December 24, 2013 @ 12:52 am

Merry Christmas, Thomas! Another year has passed, and like every year, please find my little contribution to support your great work…and please keep doing whatcha do :-)

MarloweDK said,

December 1, 2013 @ 11:39 pm

Bruno, you are most welcome and im gratefully looking forward to your present:-)

2rad said,

November 29, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

Hello Marlow, I have sent you a gift for my yearly or so contribution to your very much appreciated efforts. There is a nice little box on its way from Canada.

MarloweDK said,

October 26, 2013 @ 1:11 am

Most notation programs do that, i use guitar pro and sibelius ( for nicer notation)

grunz7 said,

October 25, 2013 @ 11:45 am

Hi – I am looking for a notation programm that can also handle deadnotes. Maybe even open source? Can you suggest something?

MarloweDK said,

October 17, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

My Slap bass app is now updated to iOS 7

MarloweDK said,

October 17, 2013 @ 11:13 pm

Den er opdateret nu:-)

MarloweDK said,

October 17, 2013 @ 12:34 am

Den er sendt til apple , så det er inden for denne uge tror jeg, det har varet noget tid pgr af en tredjeparts plugin.Tak:-)

wazaaa said,

October 15, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

Hvornår er opdateringen klar til ios 7, så man kan få købet app’en

MarloweDK said,

October 5, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

Only have a Pbass strung with flats for old school sound, i prefer round wounds, but thats just me

Thedwick said,

October 5, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

Do you string any basses (other than upright) with flatwound?

MarloweDK said,

September 26, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

No Im afraid the app is for iPhone only for now

perutxo said,

September 26, 2013 @ 12:57 am

Hi, can I play beginning slap bass on an android tablet? thanks

MarloweDK said,

September 25, 2013 @ 1:05 am

Well, the update should come pretty soon, stay tuned

stewo13 said,

September 24, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

Hi Marlowe
I have the DVD and the iPad version of slapbass I like the iPad version more after the update to IOS7 it
crashed every time at the end of loop I hope they get it fixed because I like to practice the licks

arkangelsk_7 said,

August 1, 2013 @ 12:03 am

the pc version is fine thanks very much!

MarloweDK said,

July 29, 2013 @ 10:43 am

Sure ill send new link today ( or do you want the ipad version? )

arkangelsk_7 said,

July 29, 2013 @ 3:53 am

Hi Marlowe, i bought the dvd digital version some months ago but i lost the copy an didnt have backup is it posibble to download it again? thanks and best regards!

awesome2000 said,

July 15, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

Hi Marlowe. Any chance of getting tabs for your funk bass strumming riff on youtube. Its really good and I’d love to learn it!!

oneshed said,

June 20, 2013 @ 6:13 am

Hey Marlowe/Thomas, wish you a happy, funky Birthday – thanx for all your work an please don´t stop. All the best from Gemany!

Bootsy17 said,

June 20, 2013 @ 1:33 am

Do you have a transcription of L348. I cannot fin dit on your website. HI’d be happy to buy it. Thanks.

fotp said,

May 12, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

Hey, what do you think about Rodenberg pedals ?
Just ordered the GAS 728B on thomann, hope it will be worth it !

fotp said,

May 12, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

Hi, who is your sandberg reseller ? thx

funkyjonx said,

April 17, 2013 @ 4:10 am

Does anyone have pro tips or pointers for smooth slides? I find that I hear the individual frets/note much more than I would like.

mikeepatrick said,

April 17, 2013 @ 3:08 am

Just really, really wanted to thank you, dude. Groove on, brother…

Dug said,

February 20, 2013 @ 1:48 am

would someone be so kind and do a tutorial on “i’ll be there” by Marcus Miller? just thought i’d ask!!! thx Marlowe, i luv it here!!!

MarloweDK said,

February 16, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

Thank you Patricio, your suggestions have been noted, and yes im looking into the ipad too:-)

Patricio said,

February 16, 2013 @ 8:06 am

Hi MDK, Wow waht a great DVD… just spent a few hours learning the first few lessons… great quality and well taught… I’m very pleased with my purchase.
If any improvment could be made I would only say could there be a ‘repeat’ funcion so that you can get a lick to play continually? or what aboutt a not showingthe BPM so that we can use the correct tempo using the drum patterns… overall a wonderful job… I look forward to more downloads in the future…. especially for IPad

MarloweDK said,

February 15, 2013 @ 6:33 am

Great to hear, enjoy it:-)

Soulburn said,

February 15, 2013 @ 1:01 am

Finally I donwloaded the DVD, its simply amazing. I wait for more material like this. Thanks you very much! Cheers from Argentina

MarloweDK said,

February 7, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

Thank you, and yes, i will make something else for the next dvd

arkangelsk_7 said,

February 7, 2013 @ 5:57 am

HI, I bought the DVD, the digital version and i think you did an amazing job man, thanks, and I was wondering if you are gonna make a second one, maybe one about riffs and stuff, best regards.

MarloweDK said,

January 27, 2013 @ 11:40 am

Check your mail Pudsy;-)

pudsy440 said,

January 26, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

Marlowe, yeah, I’d like to get a copy of your slap bass DVD, can a person just donate the amount with paypal? + shipping of course. :)

MarloweDK said,

January 26, 2013 @ 9:45 am

Hey Pudsy, say again? Or write me at info@playbassnow.com

MarloweDK said,

January 26, 2013 @ 9:45 am

The download server is very fast, so you may have a problem in your end. Try downloading at another time of day perhaps? Another thing is, that the file is very big – almost 1 gb, so be patient when downloading. If you run out of download attempts write me at info@playbassnow.com , and ill renew:-)

Soulburn said,

January 25, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

Hi Marlowe, I bought the digital version. but i’ts my 4th attempt to donwload the .zip file.. the file donwload only a few megabites and then cutt off.

There ir another link to download?

Thanks, and sorry for my bad English, I’am from Argentina

pudsy440 said,

January 25, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

Hey MarloweDK, do you take paypal for your video there bud? :)

MarloweDK said,

January 22, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

Yes , good idea with whole songs, must get so ething like that for the next one:-)

Pccrazy said,

January 21, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

I bought the digital version. Very good content. Love it. I just think the latest tracks could be complete songs, after all exercises practiced.

areagray said,

January 21, 2013 @ 6:55 am

hi marlowe – the minor tetrachord videos have disappeared on the page. could you pls reinstate? thanks!

MarloweDK said,

January 2, 2013 @ 9:06 am

Thx, Let me see if i can find it

areagray said,

January 2, 2013 @ 3:01 am

L284 is absolutely lethal. I love it. The backing track didn’t come with the video pack I had ordered – any change you could post just that? Thanks again for everything…

MarloweDK said,

November 27, 2012 @ 8:15 am

Nosksha: No, but unless you are playing a right hand bass, you just mirror the videos. I actually think that some computer programs or settings can accomplish that, try and search google


November 27, 2012 @ 12:50 am

Marlowe, do you have any videos/tutorials for left handed bass players just starting out?

MarloweDK said,

November 25, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

Registering works now!:-)

YLF said,

November 14, 2012 @ 12:16 am

Hi. Just have to shout L306 DISCO’ISH BASSLINE IN D just gave me a boner to play it. Disco-bass is soooo hot ! Thanks for the Fun Marlowe <;D

Guy said,

October 31, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

i received my DVD today and went over it. Never done much slap bass, but i’m having a blast learning. You can’t beat the DVD. you make it easy the way the format is. I would recommend this beginner slap bass DVD to anyone who wants to learn all the little tricks involved in doing slap bass the right way.Thanks Marlowe for the time you put into it.I appreciate it. Guy

MarloweDK said,

October 24, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

Thx Guy, and please post your review or opinion here:-)

Guy said,

October 24, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

Thanks Marlowe for putting out the Slap Bass DVD.I just ordered it and i am looking forward to start going over it.I appreciate what you do to help us out.Thanks.

Major said,

October 18, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

Thanks for the great dvd. I received it in Brazil – no problem

ArtPMex said,

October 14, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

Thanks Thomas for the reading charts! It gives me a great chance to practice.
Also a nice one can be found here:

MarloweDK said,

September 29, 2012 @ 10:22 am

Hey Slinky, Im glad you can use it:-)

MsSlinky said,

September 28, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

Marlowe….awesome dvd on beginning slap bass..thank you so much…your site as always rules….

sjsslimgator said,

September 28, 2012 @ 12:23 am

need tutorials Thomas of Peg, and Kid Charlemagne. Chuck Rainey is amazing!!

MarloweDK said,

September 15, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

You are most welcome, give a shout when you have reviewed it:-)

Lynch said,

September 15, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

Just logged on to give you a thank you on the new DVD I just ordered. I prefer that type of hard copy over lengthy downloads but can’t wait to get it. I play Blues primarily but its time to expand.

MarloweDK said,

August 25, 2012 @ 7:57 am

Good idea, ill think about it:-)

MarloweDK said,

August 25, 2012 @ 7:56 am

Yes, mostly i rake with the index finger

pralle said,

August 23, 2012 @ 8:41 am

Hi marlowe! Could you plaese make a tutorial on GCS’s “Release Yourself”. Just like your great tutorial on “hair”. Would be very aprreciated!

The Bucket said,

August 20, 2012 @ 9:00 am

Hi Marlowe, when you rake do you use just 1 finger or do you use both depending on whatever finger was used last? So, would you always use your index to rake for example? I presume that this would be a hybrid of Strict Alternation and Raking, always playing the lower string you are descending to with your index, for example? Thanks a lot.

vlado said,

August 6, 2012 @ 12:33 am

I just wanted to say that I improved as a guitar player, by practicing many of your basslines for the last few months. I rarely pick up the bass these days, but your lessons were awesome;) Cheers!

enty said,

August 5, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

I received my Sadberg MarloweDK bass yesterday, via bass direct.co.uk….what an awesome bass. You gotta hear the tone of these basses live, rather than on-line. The pickups and tone control is unreal. Really well done Thomas, you and Sandberg nailed this. The ageing is the best I’ve seen too. Happy 😉

MarloweDK said,

July 31, 2012 @ 7:24 am

Good to hear Dave, thank you!

Dave said,

July 31, 2012 @ 1:39 am

Marlowe, just got the new Beginning slap DVD today.. great stuff so far. Thanks!

MarloweDK said,

July 27, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

I love blues, but i myself would almost rather play guitar in a blues band;-) Great to hear you are so active.
No i dont really do Skype that much right now, have enough fleshnblood students as it is

Smaz said,

July 27, 2012 @ 9:20 am

Indded – I’m in 4 bands at the moment! Mainly playing blues stuff, and gigging 2 – 3 times a month which is a bonus :) You still doing Skype lessons? Might stop by for one or two for some tips… :)

MarloweDK said,

July 27, 2012 @ 8:06 am

Sure thx Smaz, busy and happy:-) You are playing a lot too i hope?

Smaz said,

July 26, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

Hope all is still going well Marlowe 😉

MarloweDK said,

July 26, 2012 @ 8:33 am

Its youtube videos, so try to update your flash player or try another browser

vseplesky said,

July 26, 2012 @ 1:07 am

Hey Marlowe,
I’m having trouble watching your videos. Just started yesterday. When I hit play, screens goes white. It still play, and audio is OK, but no video. Any idea what’s going on?

MarloweDK said,

July 21, 2012 @ 11:01 am

Great it turned out allright, and thank you again for the donation:-)

bbsv088 said,

July 21, 2012 @ 4:11 am

Hey Marlowe: It turns out my paypal was setup using another email address and the transcript did get sent to that address. Thank you so much!!!

MarloweDK said,

July 20, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

Hi bbsv088, I have not recieved any paypal donations from that email adress vincent.thlin@gmail.com within the last 3 months
Or did you use another email adress?
You can also send me your paypal reciept to info@plabassnow.com, so we can get it sorted

bbsv088 said,

July 19, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

Hi Marlowe: Thanks for all the inspiration. I had donated through paypal and still not getting email for the transcripts ( might had even donated twice). Could you double check on that, thanks!!!

MarloweDK said,

June 24, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

Thx man, i had a great day:-)

oneshed said,

June 21, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

Hey Marlowe, a little late but nevertheless, i wish you had a happy, funky Birthday yesterday – thanks a lot for your work an inspiration!

DieEnte said,

June 3, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

Hi Bassplayers, i just wanted to share this Link from Stefan Redtenbacher Hompage who has transcribed over 80 Songs and uploaded them for free download. Enjoy. http://www.stefanredtenbacher.com/basscharts/

pudsy440 said,

May 31, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

Couple good tips here for listenin’, Hank that is cool old tune with a dynamite bass line, thought it was James Jamerson at first and your stint on that talkshow Marlowe, really cool, very good playing!

MarloweDK said,

April 27, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

I dont know the song so i wouldnt know;-) But in general you need to be really good to play busy

hank said,

April 27, 2012 @ 2:29 am

just heard the bassline to Gene Chandler’s “Groovy Situation” Grooving bassline! My question is…Do you think it’s too busy and would play something that busy in your band. I totally dig it but I imagine some people may think it is overdone. I’d like to read your thoughts. Keep up the great work!

MarloweDK said,

April 26, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

Thx Tonari, it was also a great experience to do

Tonari said,

April 26, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

Hi, Marlowe! I found on Youtube many recordings from Talkshowet Meyerheim, and in every video you are playing so cool lines. You are the best!

MarloweDK said,

April 25, 2012 @ 10:55 pm

Relatively low but without too much fretbuzz

MarloweDK said,

April 25, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

No I dont think so, sorry

TheNextBen said,

April 25, 2012 @ 11:19 am

Hi Marlowe.
What action height do you recommend for slapping on jazz bass (I know action is a VERY subjective matter) but anyway… thanks a lot.
Lots of respect to you!

losgood said,

April 25, 2012 @ 10:03 am

Hi Marlowe,
Is the You Play Along site going to be back up at all?

MarloweDK said,

April 15, 2012 @ 9:42 am

Lots of licks in Major, just transpose to F, on bass its easy. Search the site for Major

ttonkin said,

April 15, 2012 @ 2:06 am


Do you have a lick in F major (on your site) that would sound ‘right at around 134 BPMs? Thank you for your great work. Just joined the site.

MarloweDK said,

April 12, 2012 @ 9:36 am

Favorites working again!:-)

Mike A said,

March 25, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

Hi Thomas

I just wanted to say thank you for everything you make available to us . I have been practicing bass for 8 months now and have learned so much from you. I have a Marcus Miller sig bass and I am loving it .

MarloweDK said,

February 18, 2012 @ 12:28 am

Well, we may have problems, ive tried to contact the webmaster, we were supposed to move the site, but right now i dont know what has happened. Ill try to solve it

kenclade said,

February 17, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

I’ve learned so much from you Marlow, thanks so much! Much Love back to you!

Guy said,

February 17, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

When i click on the youplayalong site i takes me to a site called Playtomic.Its like the youplayalong site has disappeared and this site took its place.

MarloweDK said,

February 15, 2012 @ 10:52 pm

Dont know what is going on actually, we may have problems, but im trying to get hold of the webmaster

Rain-baud said,

February 15, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

Hi Marlowe You Play Along seems unavailable, any kind of problem?
404 – File or directory not found The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

MarloweDK said,

February 8, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

Spike| Well, thank you for the thumb(s) up:-)

MarloweDK said,

February 8, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

Hmm, the link has gone missing, let me locate it and get back to you

Murdy said,

February 7, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

Hey Marlowe,

I bought the L253 in order toget the backing track. However, there is no backing track without the bass. Is there a way to get this?

hank said,

February 7, 2012 @ 3:17 am

Thanks Marlowe! I guess I better start saving up. I can’t wait to get one. I’m positive if I get one then my playing automatically gets funkier right? :)

MarloweDK said,

February 6, 2012 @ 11:31 am

Hank: my sig bass will be presented at the Frankfurt musik messe in march. I dont know of the price but i guess it will be priced in the same range as Sandbergs California models. There is a couple of american retailers, check Sandbergs site.

soporific said,

January 31, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

Hi guys!

Harry Popper said,

January 30, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

hi, GospelBassMan

GospelBassMan said,

January 30, 2012 @ 3:05 am

Hello community!!

hank said,

January 28, 2012 @ 4:59 am

Will your bass be mass produced? Do you think it will be affordable (relatively speaking) Will it be offered online for us Americans that wanna buy it?

chooty said,

January 25, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

Thank you very much.

MarloweDK said,

January 24, 2012 @ 8:22 am

Im really not into playalongs these days, more fun (and meaningfull for me) to do original music

MarloweDK said,

January 24, 2012 @ 8:21 am

My sig bass is going to be released at the Frankfurt musikmesse in midmarch. I dont know anything about price yet

rfarina said,

January 24, 2012 @ 4:27 am

Hey MarloweDK! Thanks for all you do! I’ve gotten into more funk over the last year thanks to your lessons and playalongs. How about a playalong of December 1963 (oh What a Night) by Franki Valli and the Four Seasons?

hank said,

January 23, 2012 @ 2:34 am

Hey Marlowe, any words on when your signature bass is being offered on the market? Any idea on the price range? Really excited about it but I’ve only read one article about it.

Dug said,

January 16, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

hey thomas! i was hoping to get a tutorial request from you. it from the “funky filter fun” vid you did. i would like a tutorial from the 2:45 part to the end 3:17. i luv this groove. i’ve learned alot from u here!!!! thanks mdk!!!

MarloweDK said,

January 9, 2012 @ 12:30 am

Its hard but better than in the Us i think. Anyway thats why im also ‘working’ the internet;-)

Ithump4u said,

January 8, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

I see that you live in Denamrk. It has a very high tax rate. What’s it like trying to make a living there playing music? Here in America clubs don’t pay any more than they did years ago.

jmart0688 said,

January 6, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

Any thoughts on Bootsy’s Funk University?

MarloweDK said,

January 6, 2012 @ 11:07 am

Pick and choose, thats how i got better, learning a little bit of new stuff everyday and in the end putting it all together. Sound that you have the basics down, so its just a matter of what inpires you and your general ambition. But regarding this site, v2 will be a bit more easy to navigate, i promise:-)

jmart0688 said,

January 6, 2012 @ 6:21 am

hey Marlowe this is a very great site and an awesome thing that you are doing. its a little overwhelming . Im not really sure where to start. Ive been playing for a while. alot of natural knack. ive cover the understanding of major and minor scales major and minor arpeggios and have a solid form in slapping and popping. lots of louis johnson, bootsy, an flea style stuff. recommendations on where to go from here?

MarloweDK said,

January 3, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

Well, for live shows my tc electronic rh450 amp has a builtin DI, that also works great for recording.
For dedicated DIs there is the REDDI and the Avalon U5

colinmt said,

January 2, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

Hey MarloweDK, Happy New Year! Can you recommend a good direct box or DI for live shows? Thanks.

ArtPMex said,

December 27, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

Dear Thomas,
Can you give us a guideline to properly setup the compression on the bass?

MarloweDK said,

December 22, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

Sure thing, give me a day or two, merry christmas:-)

voke_ said,

December 20, 2011 @ 11:14 am

Hey Marlowedk, is it possible to post the remaining tabs for the beginner slap bass lessons? Thanks a lot man. Your lessons are great

MarloweDK said,

December 7, 2011 @ 8:32 am

We are moving to a new server these days, so some things might not work optimally yet, for instance the “add to favorites” dont work right now

pudsy440 said,

November 28, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

has any other member here noticed that playbassnow loads faster than it used to?? I’m finding it much faster lately, I haven’t changed anything computer wise. Just curious. :)

MarloweDK said,

November 12, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

Well, i use different fx depending on the gig,and sometimes nothing at all. You can get far with just a octaver and autowah. Maybe add a fuzz/distortion of some kind

niftywiz said,

November 12, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

Sir..plz advice me a Effects processor for Live performance.

Mr Tibbs said,

November 12, 2011 @ 12:35 am

WAZZUP Marlowe DK, Awesome Job with Larry Graham and the others…Keep Doin Your Thing Brutha!!!:-)

brainlock1 said,

November 11, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

Hey Marlowedk, I don’t know how I missed the Larry Graham meeting that you had back earlier in the year, (both the interview and actually playing his bass onstage) but I just wanted to say congratulations! I could see how much respect he has for you and what an honor it was to see that come to fruition! Thanks for all you do…
Bryan in Kentucky

MarloweDK said,

November 9, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

Finn: Its hard to find good Band in a box patterns, i usually just use the “Funk 70s style”. Ill think about tutorials. In the mean time guest teacher Paul Wolfe has done some

soporific said,

November 8, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

Thnx @jazzperdk. That’s an amazing video and Mr DK is the main basscat:-)

Finn said,

November 8, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

Hey Thomas,
I just downloaded Band in a Box, and I’m having a little trouble making a good backing track, could you possibly do a tutorial, or maybe link me one that you found helpful?
I also had some questions regarding tetrachords, is there a way I could message you about them?


Rain-baud said,

November 4, 2011 @ 12:45 am

Sébu’s still working on his website, this url works better (the first one is a dead link now)


Rain-baud said,

November 3, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

SEBU’s website !! for french spoken bassists, beginner’s lessons here

bongofour said,

October 30, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

Hi all;
Can anyone help me with “Fly me to the moon” – Frank Sinatra?

MarloweDK said,

October 22, 2011 @ 10:06 am

Its ready soon but only with slap technique but im not explaining anything.
Its more in the style of ‘lick of the day’ with slow closeup version and tab

Finn said,

October 20, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

Hey Thomas,
When is your DVD coming out, I’m really looking forward to it. Will it just be slap technique stuff, or theory too?

jazzperdk said,

October 11, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

A guy mixing the play-alongs to a band. Marlowedk you got the bass part :) So creative!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tprMEs-zfQA

KarloweDK said,

October 1, 2011 @ 2:57 am

THOMAS: It is good to return to PlayBassNow. I finally purchased high-speed internet for my house, so I can now take my bass out of the case and learn/play along, instead of just watching you while I sit at the library.

SvN said,

September 4, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

Hi Thomas! I was trying to find some ideas over Mr Magic (D aeolian I believe) and I stumbled across this solo
I am struggling to understand most of the phrases. I spotted some diatonic third progressions and chromatisms. If you have enough time can you tell me which are the other interesting ideas the soloist is using? thanks!

wadespychaj said,

September 3, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

anyone out there have the tab to lesson 285, no big deal if it’s not out there, bought all the lesson and transcribes but would really like that one. Cheers!!!!!

hank said,

August 19, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

Just heard the band Lakeside “all the way live” for the first time and immeadiately thought “Marlowe would rip this song up!”

utero said,

August 16, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

Where can i find the tabs?

vlado said,

August 8, 2011 @ 5:16 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DpDxT2q9QE&list=FL7ug8JQ6QoS4&index=1 if ANYONE can transcribe this to me, I’m going to give him million dollars. Thanks.

guiguizor11 said,

July 31, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

tres bon site , merci a tous pour vos vidéo 😉

woody69 said,

July 28, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

hi marlowe, thanks for the great videos, me and my lad were going to learn lead guitar, but after watching your playing were now hooked on bass!great inspiration for us both, regards , dave and alex

MarloweDK said,

July 19, 2011 @ 7:36 am

Ill keep it mind for a dedicated video, but I generally talk about it in some of my scale/theory videos.

tmac said,

July 18, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

Can you give any tips on phrasing? Just knowing scales is just half the battle to being able to improvise.

sinek said,

July 18, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

hello to all,… i newbee on this site,… and with the bass,… so ,.. i lets see , hear, try, practice, .. heh

bass8687 said,

July 8, 2011 @ 3:21 am

Tearing it up on the stage with L.G. awesome Marlowe

bass8687 said,

July 8, 2011 @ 3:15 am

Happy Birthday

pudsy440 said,

July 7, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

I don’t log in for a couple months and find out you’re now side by side with L.G. … nice!! 😀 What a thrill!

bassfish said,

June 30, 2011 @ 9:40 am

생일 축하드려요!! That’s happy birthday in south korean… HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

hooky said,

June 20, 2011 @ 3:25 pm

I’ll join them: Happy Birthday, gently bassmaster!

Rain-baud said,

June 20, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

Happy birthday !

MarloweDK said,

June 20, 2011 @ 9:06 am

Thank You Oneshed and You are most welcome:-)

oneshed said,

June 20, 2011 @ 5:50 am

Hey Marlow/Thomas – wish you a happy, happy Birthday – and thanx for this great website – your birthday, but we get the presens every day – thx again

Rain-baud said,

May 30, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

hum.. Marlowe… can you have any informations about the “beagle tail metronome that pudsy use on some vid? need the same, neeed, neeeeeed !!! lol
(by the way, brigitte bardot should appreciate…)

MarloweDK said,

May 26, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

Its actually a mix between the rh450 and a Avalon U5 directbox plus a little bit of camera sound to get a slight ambience

Zyrkus said,

May 26, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

hey marlowe, how did you manage to get that sound in dvd example? is that just the rh450? its just awesome!

colinmt said,

May 26, 2011 @ 8:08 am

Hey Marlow, Any chance you could show us how to play “Still Alive And Well”. I’ve watch your previous video many times but there are some great riffs which are difficult to catch – thanks 😉

jenmonique77 said,

May 10, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

ah yeah I went to getting to know your fretboard one of my faves and flash wasnt enabled i logged in to comment and voila the video was loaded

toshiko said,

May 9, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

Is anyone else unable to see the blip.tv hosted videos? I’ve got the specified flash player installed… I went to blip.tv and I can watch the vids there in html 5 though…

ArtPMex said,

May 1, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

Just made a donation.
Can’t wait to dwnl the files.
Great Work Thomas!!

MarloweDK said,

April 19, 2011 @ 9:35 am

Its up to the indvidual guest teachers to do transcriptions of their work, and remember its a free service – which still require time and work.

guillaume said,

April 19, 2011 @ 7:35 am

Hi Thomas ..
Wonderful site, great musicians, great licks but why not asking the guest teachers for making tabs and transcriptions dowloadable as you do now for yours ?? It seems to me it would be very useful for all .. Thanks for your incredible work.. Cheers

Mark777 said,

April 16, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

Hi Marlow, what do you use to generate your drumsound ?

Joeglow said,

April 13, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

Oh, I thought that was a gigging band, it’s just a cool fun jam band. Awesome.

MarloweDK said,

April 10, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

Well, its just a “practice” band

Joeglow said,

April 9, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

Thomas, I thought you had a fusion band?

MarloweDK said,

April 2, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

I boost bass and treble a bit , thats all. Eq is only a small part of sound – type of bass, old/new strings, recording effects like compression and of course most importantly the bassplayers talent and touch:-)

YLF said,

April 1, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

Hi Marlowe. Is there any chance to find a note from you about equalization tips ? In short words : how to get the typical sound of some bass-heros ?

vlado said,

March 18, 2011 @ 4:12 pm


pralle said,

March 15, 2011 @ 10:08 am

Hey Marlowe! In case you have the time could you plz do a cover of T.o.P.’s song Ebony jam? Love your youplaylong stuff! Greetings from Germany

Maadmusica said,

March 10, 2011 @ 8:26 am

Dude! i deeply admire what you have going on here.. much love from Miami.

MarloweDK said,

March 9, 2011 @ 11:17 am

randal1:If you have noticed im playing 4 string licks on my 5 string;-)

randal1 said,

March 9, 2011 @ 4:48 am

Hey Marlowe, I just upgraded to a 6 string bass a month ago. Could you do some more licks with your new 5 string?

spectrumgt said,

March 6, 2011 @ 3:12 am

Just checking in, Marlowe, got back into bass after years away from it and your website is perfect, glad I found it!

soporific said,

March 4, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

Maybe bedrosian is american, but with armenian roots i think, looking at his name.

MarloweDK said,

March 4, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

I live in Copenhagen, but the only gigs I have right now are with danish pop act named “Love shop” – a great band. But not much funk or impro in that setting though;-)

Lezhnij said,

March 4, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

hey, MarloweDk!
which city in Denmark do you live in? Are there any clubs where one can see you playing?

MarloweDK said,

March 4, 2011 @ 11:01 am

2rad: I just didnt want to use a “skin color” analogy;-)

MarloweDK said,

March 4, 2011 @ 11:00 am

Play it like a 4 string, play all the songs you know on it, without using the B string. When thats comfortable add a low note here and there

2rad said,

March 4, 2011 @ 6:29 am

hey marlow, btw, just flipped my Fender Jazz 4 to a Fender American Deluxe 5. Wow what a beautifull instrument. Training hard just to get the Low B thing going, and fretting properly. String spacing is very different and i keep missing… Apart fomr your “4-5 video” with your new F Bass (Canadian like me), any other important pointers?

2rad said,

March 4, 2011 @ 6:25 am

Yeah, but guess what? He’s an American from Vermont!!!

MarloweDK said,

March 4, 2011 @ 6:21 am

Hey 2rad: Nice playing, but that kind of vibe is a bit too “european” for my personal taste;-)

2rad said,

March 4, 2011 @ 5:43 am

Hey Marlow, i don’t know if you know this guy, but you have to go check him out at http://arambedrosian.com/, i have never ever ever seen a bass player like this. Trust me you will appreciate this a lot.

wadespychaj said,

March 3, 2011 @ 3:15 am

Hey cool, send it to wspychaj@gmail.com lesson 267. Thanks much!

stevieP said,

February 27, 2011 @ 11:44 am

Yeah, I have a transcription for lesson 267. How do I send it to you?

wadespychaj said,

February 26, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

Hey anyone out there have a transcription for lesson 267, super nice groove. I’m pretty sure I’ve got it, the the trans would be nice!

bassistman28 said,

February 25, 2011 @ 7:18 am

im from ph 2

Edgar said,

February 24, 2011 @ 5:22 am

Hi MarloweDK can I PM you?this is Edgar from Philippines..good noon!

bassistman28 said,

February 24, 2011 @ 3:23 am

to know more clearly thats i wana see tnx to this site i learned a lot so much kip it up

bassistman28 said,

February 24, 2011 @ 3:22 am

i hope u have a pop up tabs on the video just for to clear the chords. tnx

toshiko said,

February 24, 2011 @ 12:19 am

Hey all, I’m not sure if this is old news, but I’ve been using a pair of those kung fu balls (iron baoding balls). They are awesome for working out your hands and fingers. A real nice exercise and calming for the nerves as well!

Rain-baud said,

February 21, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

Information found on jimdunlop.com : winding length is between 37″ and 37 1/4″ so can fit all basses

MarloweDK said,

February 19, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

Dont know, dont have a through body jazz.

Rain-baud said,

February 19, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

Please don’t mind my spelling mistakes 😉
(bloody keyboard!! argh!)

Rain-baud said,

February 19, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

Hi there hi Marlowe i need information please: are dunlop strings long enouch ti fit on a string thru body US Jazz Bass V ? My d’addario nickel plated just fit but I need longer… and the dunlop are cheaper than the d’addario super long scale.

MarloweDK said,

February 16, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

Good point, that should be more visible, thx

Kevin said,

February 16, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

Maby I am Blind.. but i can`t se MarloweDK`s mail ? is it awaileble i am from denmark and wants some private lessons

waypoint said,

February 8, 2011 @ 6:49 am

Hello all! Peavy w/EMG passives, raising them closer to strings. What is optimal distance fm string to p/u?

electrofro said,

February 7, 2011 @ 11:09 am

hello folks, just now i received my new bassamp tc electronic 450 basscombo! great, awesome…wish you all an nice sunny day…,cheeers electrofro

MarloweDK said,

February 3, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

Use a mixer

MarloweDK said,

February 3, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

Something happened with the profile, we are working on correcting, thank you:-9

Murdy said,

February 3, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

Does anyone know how to record from the Pandora externally as well as internally? IE recording the bass from the Pandora and the voice at the same time?


toshiko said,

February 3, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

Hi Thomas, Scott’s latest (soling on I VI II V) has Adam’s profile above it.
This site is the greatest! If only the whole internet used your model of awesomeness!

niftywiz said,

February 2, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

Hello everybody !i have a Fender Squier jazz bass.i want to upgrade it.Please suggest something.

Mr Tibbs said,

February 1, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

Cool…I look forward the DVD..Have a Wonderful Week…

MarloweDK said,

February 1, 2011 @ 9:51 am

Thx man, a solo cd isnt pending but a DVD might be;-)

Mr Tibbs said,

February 1, 2011 @ 4:11 am

WAZZUP Marlowe?…I trust that all is well with you. I was wondering if you had any plans for a solo CD release. I would love for you to complete the YT10 D minor dorian scale exercise. That is a truly HOTTT Groove Brutha.

YLF said,

January 29, 2011 @ 1:30 am

welll… time to have a break, goodnight players, especially all you 102 guest visitors, subscribe ! you fools! Thanks Marlowe, you made my night !

YLF said,

January 29, 2011 @ 1:19 am

DELANO is cool (aww…shit)

YLF said,

January 29, 2011 @ 1:13 am

i just have install DELANO mics on my Leduc Bass. I’m pretty psiko since that.

YLF said,

January 29, 2011 @ 1:08 am

that’s cool. (No I will try to avoid say “cool”, but it will be hard

MarloweDK said,

January 29, 2011 @ 1:06 am


YLF said,

January 28, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

Do you think chat in the shout nox can be cool ?

YLF said,

January 28, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

Hi bassplayers ! Hi Marlowe. Again a cool random lick tonight, L246 lick is sooo cool… all licks are cool here, anyway :)

MarloweDK said,

January 28, 2011 @ 9:20 am

Hmmm, I ill look at the problem shortly

Jan Stankiewicz said,

January 27, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

Spambots. I guess the forum probably needs some kind of human verification system during the registration process. Perhaps CAPTCHA?

soporific said,

January 27, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

Marlowe.. something’s going on in the forum.

cyanide said,

January 26, 2011 @ 11:59 am

yeah, it must be great, I have only washburn bass, it’s cheap but i still love it, bass guitar is one of the best instruments ;]

MarloweDK said,

January 25, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

Its nice to be prepared for every occation and I like to look at them too:-)

cyanide said,

January 25, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

Hi MarloweDK ^^ how mamy basses do you use? they are all great and they must be expensive, too :]

MarloweDK said,

January 23, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

The Pandora px4d is too noisy for live use IMO

niftywiz said,

January 23, 2011 @ 7:35 am

can anybody help to edit Pandora px4d for live use?

rustydent said,

January 15, 2011 @ 4:23 am

Hey niftywiz – nothin’ wrong with a P-bass! A J-bass is a slightly different animal; thinner neck, different pickups. If you want a different tone, you could try 3rd party pickups (diMarzio, Lindy Fralin are both excellent). It’s not too difficult to change them.

Icebreaker said,

January 14, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

Excellent site and resource. Subscribed last week – looking forward to receiving the transcripts and tabs!

lucionk said,

January 14, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

Man this stuff has givin me months of ideas and inspiration. God bless you Marlowe

niftywiz said,

January 14, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

Hello Everybody !!i hv got a Fender American P-bass from my friend. i want to upgrade it to JAZZ BASS. is it possible? please guide me.

jenmonique77 said,

January 11, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

any recomondations on a recording interface for a pc

joobass said,

January 11, 2011 @ 6:45 am

Hi MarloweDK! I’ve been learning alot from here,u’ve done a real great job!Am wondering whether you can help analyze the percussive part at minute 2:02 of this link:
please? I think it’s very cool stuff 😉
Thank You very much!!

niftywiz said,

January 9, 2011 @ 5:17 am

i need your advice to upgrade my Fender Squier jazz bass (California series)

niftywiz said,

January 9, 2011 @ 5:13 am


MarloweDK said,

January 8, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

If you turn down the treble the hiss gets softer, but a PA system has all frequencies

niftywiz said,

January 8, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

Onething more…when i practicing with my home amp or my home theatre (Computer speaker) no hissing is there.

niftywiz said,

January 8, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

thnx for yor advice bro..

MarloweDK said,

January 8, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

Try taking a patch , go into edit mode and turn things on and off. But IMO its not suited for pro use – it would also be wishful thinking considering the price. One of my bass friends tried it live and the soundman complained over the noise, So..

niftywiz said,

January 8, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

is there any amp setting with less noise and for live playing?

MarloweDK said,

January 8, 2011 @ 11:11 am

you can of course edit the patches and turn of domr effects to make it less noisy. Its the amp sims that hisses the most

MarloweDK said,

January 8, 2011 @ 10:55 am

the px4d is a cheap headphone practice amp good for yuotubevideos but not for live or other pro use. It has a lot of noise/hiss as you say

niftywiz said,

January 8, 2011 @ 8:04 am

Hello evebybody..2days back i bought a pandora px4d.Yesterday i used it on stage.My problem is i am getting a constant hissing sound on all pathes.Please help me.

kefran said,

January 7, 2011 @ 7:33 am

Hey Guys , I am looking for ” Wanna be starting something ” bass line …but … the way Michael jackson shows it in the the documentary ” this is it ” very very groovy … can someone pull out a video ?

kefran said,

January 7, 2011 @ 7:31 am

posso falhar brasileiro um poquinho , pero es melhor a falhar ingles para todo o mundo a comprender

daniel coutinho said,

January 5, 2011 @ 8:24 pm


daniel coutinho said,

January 5, 2011 @ 8:04 pm


daniel coutinho said,

January 5, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

algum brasileiro on ai?

Bass_Guardian said,

January 1, 2011 @ 6:09 pm


websitemaker said,

December 29, 2010 @ 10:23 am

video missing in http://playbassnow.com/bass-lick-of-the-day/slap-groove-i-a/

electrofro said,

December 25, 2010 @ 10:54 am

hey MarloweDK, thanks for the great website. i’m hooked…

Happy Jack said,

December 24, 2010 @ 6:29 pm

Thanks for trying to make me a better bass player in 2010 – maybe in 2011 you will succeed!

Merry Xmas Marlowe.

MarloweDK said,

December 24, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

God jul! (Merry Christmas in Danish):-)

electrofro said,

December 24, 2010 @ 11:56 am

feliz navidad!

colinmt said,

December 24, 2010 @ 6:18 am

Hey Thomas, Happy Holidays! Thanks for a great web site and fabulous resource for bass players. Good health and continued success in the new year.

MarloweDK said,

December 21, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

I try to have a light touch in both hands,

BassKase said,

December 21, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

Hey Marlowe, when paying a fast 16th note grove on one note in the style of Prestia, how would you describe your left hand plucking pressure? Very light or more toward the hard percussive side? Everything as relaxed as possible on the right hand, wrist, arm? Trying to minimise the periodic cramping when playing a tune using this technique. Thanks for you advice!!

electrofro said,

December 20, 2010 @ 8:55 pm


MarloweDK said,

December 20, 2010 @ 7:54 pm

Long hair? Look at this;-)

pralle said,

December 20, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

Hey Marlowe. Just wondering if you, as a musician, ever had long hair? Greetz and have a nice christmas.

electrofro said,

December 19, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

amazing shit! awsome site… i love it, nice bass teaching…

cheeeers, electrofro

holybassness said,

December 17, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

Have you heard the song Amerika by Jaco Pastorius?

MarloweDK said,

December 17, 2010 @ 11:10 am

Great thx Mr Tibbs:)

Mr Tibbs said,

December 16, 2010 @ 5:59 pm

WAZZUP MarloweDK. Playbassnow.com is a “VIRTUAL GOLDMINE”. The Ttetrachord Lesson’s have helped me tremendously. I will be making my first donation to the site very soon. Thank you so Much. Keep Doin Your Thing Brutha!!!

MarloweDK said,

December 13, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

Yes. in this case its muted by not fretting the notes in the left hand

jenmonique77 said,

December 13, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

hey when a note has an x through it is that muted just looking at lick 5 transcription

JFunk said,

December 13, 2010 @ 2:09 am

I think i speak for many of your subscribers when i say thank you for the “classic” transcriptions!Happy Holiday to you and all your loved ones!

kefran said,

December 11, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

Bought Bassida album yesterday , I love your site MAn !!!! thank you for the discovery.

kefran said,

December 11, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

Great link Marlowe , Thanks !!

hank said,

December 11, 2010 @ 12:58 am

Marlowe!!! Just ordered my 1962 Fender P Bass..It’s a reissue becuase I don’t have $10 grand for an original. Do you think I’ll sound like James Jamerson now:)

MarloweDK said,

December 10, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

I make some of the loops in Garageband on my macbook

MarloweDK said,

December 10, 2010 @ 9:19 am

these are good – Bobbys backing tracks

igmiliapa said,

December 10, 2010 @ 2:53 am

I was wondering if anyone knows a resource when you can download or buy “backing tracks” for practice?

holybassness said,

December 10, 2010 @ 12:49 am

so do you have a program or an internet site at all? what do you make them from?

MarloweDK said,

December 10, 2010 @ 12:47 am

Some i make, others are just from drum mcahines and samplecd loops

holybassness said,

December 10, 2010 @ 12:44 am

where do you get all of your click tracks?

axisd3 said,

December 5, 2010 @ 1:05 am

wow what a site!!! so worth the donation!!!! best out on the web without a doubt. thanks again for the time put into this

MarloweDK said,

December 3, 2010 @ 10:14 am

Well thanks for the thumbs up “KarloweDk”, ha ha

MarloweDK said,

December 3, 2010 @ 10:13 am

Usually i just play to a rhythm device, but i will think about it

KarloweDK said,

December 3, 2010 @ 4:07 am

THOMAS YOU RULE !!! You are Europe’s coolest bass “cat”.
Greetings from the state of Michigan, USA

KarloweDK said,

December 3, 2010 @ 4:05 am

ROGIER: Actually he DOES have some background mp3 files. Begin with… oh… I think it is called “D7 Groovy Bass Lick” I have found 3 mp3 files that MarloweDK has placed with the videos… below the screen.

rogier said,

December 2, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

Hello Marlowe, it would be great if you could add a mp3 with only the drum section to your licks.
Would this be a possibity ? regards Rogier

Mattmatic said,

November 25, 2010 @ 9:45 am

Marlowe Greetings from The Netherlands! Keep up the funky stuff ;D

rocksteady said,

November 21, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

Hi Marlowe. Greetings from Poland. Love your work.

losgood said,

November 12, 2010 @ 12:09 am

Marlowe, I just saw your playalong video of “Car Wash”…man, that was fun to watch, not to mention listen to!

MarloweDK said,

November 11, 2010 @ 8:38 am

Hi Adenilson, i will look at it and maybe do a lesson when time permits

adenilson said,

November 10, 2010 @ 11:02 pm

goodnight marlowedk
a video lesson YTJ04 P BASS SLAP # 2

It’s really nice.

redspade said,

November 9, 2010 @ 10:58 pm

I personally dont like acoustic amps. If you want a nice amp, I suggest ibanez swx35 or the tranzamp b20

jenmonique77 said,

November 2, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

anyone have any opinions on acoustic bass amps like the b100 or b200?

mtomlins said,

October 31, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

Just joined PBN.com and this is a marvelous resource! Thank you for being so generous!

jenmonique77 said,

October 31, 2010 @ 3:34 pm

I like the random lick button, maybe you could add a forward and reverse button to skip to the next lick of the day, lesson, etc. just a thought.

MarloweDK said,

October 29, 2010 @ 8:35 am

Hi Adenilson: Box? Cube? Are asking ask about my tc electronic AMP or my Korg Pandora px4d headphone AMP? Its hard to understand when you use other words, especially since i have different gear

adenilson said,

October 29, 2010 @ 1:44 am

I asked if you can pass the settings of the box or cube.

ie treble, bass settings buttons on the cube.

to have an awesome sound.


MarloweDK said,

October 28, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

I always play with a bit of compression, and more when recording, it “tightens up” the sound

BassKase said,

October 28, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

Hey Marlowe! Can you comment on your use of compression? Do you use it and if so for what styles? Finger funk, slap, etc. Thanks so much for this sight!!!!

soporific said,

October 28, 2010 @ 7:15 am

I think the language barrier is more deceiving Adenilson. Don’t judge, but go practice that bass!

MarloweDK said,

October 28, 2010 @ 12:11 am

?? I didnt understand your questions, so I repeated some your keywords so you could explain again ; “Bom som? Box Down? ”
I guess maybe you asked about some gear of mine, but it wasnt clear. But I answered, read further down in this box my friend

adenilson said,

October 27, 2010 @ 11:48 pm

Hello marlowe
you’re pretty good at bass, but one thing I tell all who ask veses something for you, because you ignore me?? just naturally respond .. thank you.
I promise that I will not ask anything more.
had another vision of you … But appearances can be deceiving …


MarloweDK said,

October 27, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

Yes, the navigation sucks, its one of the reasons for a new version of the site. Band reherseals will come as I …rehearse:-)

jenmonique77 said,

October 27, 2010 @ 3:21 pm

are you making a new playbassnow website? if so the drop down boxes for example “lessons” is longer than the page view and i have to scroll down then open it again to see the bottom half. On another not I love this site its really become a treasure trove. If you get a chance Id like to see some more band rehearsals. thanks

MarloweDK said,

October 27, 2010 @ 11:43 am

theres a problem with that, but that will be history soon, as we are making a new site:-)

soporific said,

October 27, 2010 @ 8:32 am

Hi Marlowe. I’m trying to chance the website-link in my profile, but as soon as I clicked the “update profile” button, the old link is back. Does it take some time for it to change? Thnx!

pedrebass said,

October 26, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

I understand bom som as “good sound” 😉

MarloweDK said,

October 25, 2010 @ 5:37 pm

Bom som? Box Down? como?

BassKase said,

October 25, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

I just picked up a Pandora this weekend and Wow what a fantastic practice tool. I can plug my Zune into it and use the bass canceling function. That’s 120 gigs of backing tracks to play along with and my wife can’t hear a peep. Thanks for the recomendation Marlowe!!!!

Carbonfiberbass said,

October 25, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

Lykkelig eier av en stykke rebelhead, hvem sier at lykke ikke kan kjøpes for penger!!!!

adenilson said,

October 24, 2010 @ 11:11 pm

alguém poderia me passar o ajuste da caixa de baixo para dar um bom som

adenilson said,

October 24, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

Hello marlowedk pass me the regulation that you use in your box down?? please ..

adenilson said,

October 24, 2010 @ 11:08 pm

ola marlowedk
passa pra mim a regulagem que voce usa na sua caixa de baixo ??? por favor..

Carbonfiberbass said,

October 23, 2010 @ 6:12 pm

Someone have any experience with markbass equipment. I bought a littlemark top for over a year ago but i can`t really say that i am pleased with the sound. I think it sounds to britle and harsh

adenilson said,

October 23, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

regulagem para slap

adenilson said,

October 23, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

could someone pass me the tuning of the box down to give a nice sound

mickeyblueyes said,

October 23, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

hi Marlowe. Great site! wondeirng if you could provide me with the tabs of Almost Cut My Hair by Crosby SN&Y. can’t find them anywhere. cheers

BassKase said,

October 22, 2010 @ 2:17 pm

Listening to Betty Davis’first album from 1973 with Larry Graham on bass. Raunchy funk!!!!!

MarloweDK said,

October 22, 2010 @ 4:43 am

I didnt take any original bass out, i just played on top

freddyboi22 said,

October 21, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

Hey Marlowe! I was just wondering how you went about taking the bass out of the original recordings so you can play over them? I know about the right/left speaker mix but a lot of times there is still quite a bit of low end remaining. Any tips? Thanks

MarloweDK said,

October 21, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

A scale is just a selection of notes – the musical building blocks: Change the order or skip notes, change the rhythm, be musical….

BassKase said,

October 21, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

While trying to make myself use different modes for fills the fills end up sounding a lot like scales. Any thoughts on how to break up the fills to make them sound less like scales. Also, would these kind of questions be better suited for the forums?

MarloweDK said,

October 21, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

You should only apply enough left hand pressure to get a full sounding note. My right hand plucks around 5 – 7

BassKase said,

October 21, 2010 @ 3:50 pm

Hello Marlowe. What an incredible sight!! Can you comment left hand pressure as well as how hard or light you pluck with the right hand fingers? Maybe on a scale of 1-10 and mainly on quicker licks. Thanks much!!!!!

MarloweDK said,

October 21, 2010 @ 1:38 am


bass1962 said,

October 21, 2010 @ 12:47 am

Marlowe, Do you know anything about the Tobias Toby Pro 5 string?

paulty said,

October 18, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

Opening page is great Thomas, very helpful! I really like it that way! :-)

Bassss13 said,

October 17, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

Marlowe, please do advance to the advanced slap bass techniques.. Yesterday i performed at my school and I played one of you slap licks.. everybody liked it! Thank you so much for all the great effort you put in this!

MarloweDK said,

October 17, 2010 @ 9:23 pm

Maybe its the end of “beginner/intermediate” slap, and we are moving into “advanced”;-) Gonna do some narrated breakdowns of some of my most popular licks

jenmonique77 said,

October 17, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

click on the tc electronic button for a nice interview with Thomas Risel

pralle said,

October 17, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

Hey Marlowe!
Just wondering if there are more lessons of the slap lessons to come. They were great!

adenilson said,

October 17, 2010 @ 11:40 am

Hello marlowedk
My name is Adenilson, I would like you to talk to me the adjustment of the buttons below the box that you use to make this sound pretty cool.
sorry to bother you
Adenilson, sao paulo, Brazil

kefran said,

October 17, 2010 @ 12:04 am

primus anyone?

MarloweDK said,

October 14, 2010 @ 9:30 am

Yes, Jamersonshook can play:-)

hank said,

October 14, 2010 @ 1:48 am

I found a great tribute to the Funk master James Jamerson. If you get a chance check out “Jamersonhook” on youtube. He plays with one finger just like JJ did. He’s got a great feel.

Miha MKRT4AN said,

October 8, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

THx! :)

jenmonique77 said,

October 7, 2010 @ 8:45 pm

hey Miha MKRT4AN thanks for your lessons

MarloweDK said,

October 7, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

When you find it, send it to me:-D

DiMarco said,

October 7, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

Analyze this one plz I need a slow version to understand what’s going on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVQEe8OI3zk LOL

MarloweDK said,

October 7, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

The flash version is unfortunately missing

jenmonique77 said,

October 7, 2010 @ 3:16 pm


MarloweDK said,

October 7, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

Im not teaching in schools in the UK, so i wouldnt know.

jacek said,

October 7, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

could you tell me what books are you using in teaching beginners on bass guitar in musical schoo???i’m talking about the national curriculum… i just started learning in poland and i have really old book thats why im curious what books are you using in uk… thx :)

MarloweDK said,

October 6, 2010 @ 8:06 am

Ill make a list of basses soon

El nene said,

October 5, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

Gracias por estar ahí. Menudo curro que os habéis dado. Un Saludo

Marry28 said,

October 5, 2010 @ 10:45 pm

Hi Thomas, could you tell me how many bass guitars have you ever had? just for curiosity. Your vid’s are helping me so much. Thnx from Barcelona!

MarloweDK said,

October 5, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

Glad to be of help:-)

StupidWhiteMan said,

October 5, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

thanks god there is such man like you-)

MarloweDK said,

October 3, 2010 @ 10:24 pm

Muito obrigado:-)

adenilson said,

October 3, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

My name is marlowedk Adenilson live in Brazil, and I want to thank this wonderful site, I confess that you are great on bass, you’re perfect in the low boy. I would like you to touch but his arrangements are hard for me their techniques. but just have to thank.

JimUS1 said,

October 2, 2010 @ 6:03 pm


MarloweDK said,

October 2, 2010 @ 5:50 pm

I may be able to convince him to do a lesson or two;-)

JimUS1 said,

October 2, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

Thomas,will Bobby Vega be doing any tutorials on this site?

MarloweDK said,

September 30, 2010 @ 10:14 pm

You are welcome:-)

YLF said,

September 30, 2010 @ 9:30 pm

Hi Marlowe. I see you connected, so I just have to SHOUT : THANK YOU !

jenmonique77 said,

September 30, 2010 @ 8:59 pm

playbassnow is my mecca thanks for all who work on it

rogier said,

September 30, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

Hello Thomas, thanks for this great site !!. How do you like the Jamirquai White Knuckle Ride bassline ? would be great if you could post it on this site.

Gary said,

September 29, 2010 @ 6:30 am

Yeah, i think i’ll learn better if the teacher is a girl.. 😛

Thank you Thomas for the files, got it and started out last night to kick on a learning habit of 30mins a day practice. 😀

MarloweDK said,

September 28, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

Lol nooo, but Im spreading the word as good as I can:-)

soporific said,

September 28, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

Lots of people on your site the last couple a days Marlowe! Is there some new female guestteacher I don’t know about;-)?

MarloweDK said,

September 28, 2010 @ 11:02 am

I dont really do requests right now, but in the future i might do some “how to play” a certain riff, song…
If there is a general need, i will of oblige:-)

garyreal said,

September 28, 2010 @ 4:49 am

Is it possible to request for a particular bass riff if i donate?

Rthm said,

September 13, 2010 @ 5:17 am

hey…just wondering…im trying to find a nice rock/blues-sounding drum machine (freeware is preferred). anyone know anything good?

theRicketyBones said,

September 7, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

thanks, soporific. i was just trying to find more info on it (price, reviews, etc.) so i knew how to compare it to other basses/brands.

soporific said,

September 7, 2010 @ 9:00 am

If the headstock says JBP, it’s probably a JB Player Artist:-) I found a websitelink, but it’s not working.

Mattmatic said,

September 7, 2010 @ 8:50 am

Hey Thomas! I just want to say, nice work nice site. Keep it up!

theRicketyBones said,

September 7, 2010 @ 1:07 am

Hey, can anyone help me with figuring out what bass i have? i got it used, and its amazing. all the headstock says is ‘JBP Artist’. it has gold hardware, j-p pickups and 24 frets. i cant find it anywhere. anyone think they can help help?

kefran said,

September 6, 2010 @ 5:00 am

Guys, I am looking for a lesson on Boogie down bass line of Al Jarreau…

MarloweDK said,

September 4, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

Sure Doublebass diaries will be back , I just have a busy period right now, its good – its with music:-)

Donnacha said,

September 4, 2010 @ 11:05 am

Hi Marlowe, anymore double bass diaries coming? I’m having withdrawl symptoms…Thanks for all your hatd work..loving it

Niccassandra said,

September 3, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

Hey guys, wana ask for some opinions. I play alot of Jamiroquai, Nickelback, Alter Bridge kinda stuff, is a CORT GB74 good enough? =)

gianni said,

August 27, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

Re Drum machine:Hey guys, why don’t you try this site, you can even build songs with chords and different instruments: http://www.jamstudio.com/Studio/index.htm.
Thank you Marlowe and the other guest teachers, this site is great!

Harmless Ted said,

August 26, 2010 @ 11:01 pm

Re drum machine. If you can’t afford band- in-a-box, try Hammerhead rhythm machine. HHRM is freeware: http://www.threechords.com/hammerhead/download.shtml

MarloweDK said,

August 25, 2010 @ 8:19 am

Help you? Just use the site:-)

adenilson said,

August 25, 2010 @ 1:44 am

hello teacher, my name is Adenilson and wish you could help me because I am unable to buy.
I live in Brazil and already I play bass, but I have a lot to learn, you’re very good.
thanks for attention.
my email is
adenilson.tristao @ hotmail.com
if you are sending, send with subject


bluescatt said,

August 23, 2010 @ 12:07 am

Hi all Im looking for a a machine to play drum beats while I practice, Nothing crazy. can anyone recomend one?

thanks; Greg.

paulty said,

August 19, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

Thanks, I appreciate all that has been said on this issue, and thanks Thomas, I will be sending a donation very soon to help with your excellent site! :-) PT

MarloweDK said,

August 18, 2010 @ 8:49 am

Oh shit!, didnt think of that. Just turned it off, so everything should be allright now:-)

BassDcypl said,

August 18, 2010 @ 2:52 am

@Marlowe, yes but some have the long ad after. And ya can’t just watch you once, so I have to wait for the ad to end before I can watch it again. This is not a problem for me.

boabyp said,

August 18, 2010 @ 12:46 am

Hi Thomas, It’s good to be back…ahhh…and relax. :-)

pyra_ohms said,

August 17, 2010 @ 11:40 pm

I just found this site and i am very exited to take my bass playing to the next level. Finally i can understand what i have been doing the last 10 years. With the lessons provided, i no longer have to guess the notes as i finally can understand how and why given notes relate. looking forward to more content. Thanks!

MarloweDK said,

August 17, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

15 – 30 second wait? I havent had preroll ads for 4 or 5 months!

BassDcypl said,

August 17, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

@paulty, not a big fan of the ads myself, BUT it is worth the 15 to 30 second wait, if you can’t get rid of them.It could be worse, at least Thomas isn’t wearing a clorox t-shirt with a cheerios baseball cap, not to mention a “home depot” bumper sticker on the bass! Either way somebody else is paying for the site so you and I don’t have to.

MarloweDK said,

August 17, 2010 @ 7:54 am

Is it the ad in the video window just before the video? These can be turned off by clicking them in the top right corner. The ads do help to keep lessons free.

paulty said,

August 16, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

I passed a comment elsewhere on your site but, do please, please get rid of the stupid adverts for washing powder!!!! they detract severely from your valuable work…… we do not need this rubbish on your most excellent site!

MarloweDK said,

August 15, 2010 @ 11:08 am

A new one is coming during this week:)

Filoubass said,

August 15, 2010 @ 1:32 am

Hello Marlowe, I´m really looking forward to the upcomming lessons… my skills grow with every lesson, they´ re great! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and showing things in a way easy to understand, easy to follow.

MarloweDK said,

August 14, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

Hi Filoubass, there will be 10 “beginner/intermediate” bass lessons in the total I think (but after lesson 5 you are of course not a beginner any more ) – Introducing new concepts in the new lessons, with the knowledge allready gained in the previous lessons.

Filoubass said,

August 14, 2010 @ 11:36 am

Hey MarloweDK…will there be a 7th (8th…9th…10th) Slap Bass Lesson? Or is it finished as a “Basic Lesson”?

bass343 said,

August 11, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

How’s everyone?

soporific said,

August 11, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

Hey bass343:-)

MarloweDK said,

August 11, 2010 @ 8:36 am

Thx Toshiko, link fixed now

bass343 said,

August 11, 2010 @ 12:02 am

Hey guys

toshiko said,

August 10, 2010 @ 10:57 pm

sorry… in your embed statement

toshiko said,

August 10, 2010 @ 10:56 pm

Hi Marlowe, L209 is missing in action. The link to blip.tv is ok – the problem is in your .

MarloweDK said,

August 10, 2010 @ 12:03 pm

I dont really do song tutorials unless its something I have to learn anyway, but ask Sebu, he is doing a lot of Marcus Miller tutorials

Tonderai said,

August 10, 2010 @ 8:50 am

Hey Marlowe,

I got a request. I am trying to figure out how to play Blast by Marcus Miller. Is it possible to make a tutorial on that on please.

I appreciate your hard work, keep it up.

Azazel said,

August 10, 2010 @ 12:43 am

Hiya Thomas! I dropped a big ‘ol donation on you because I’ve been using your youtube stuff for a week, and loving it. Looking forward to 300 videos and such, thumb is bleeding nicely, so will be back at it in a few days :)

MarloweDK said,

August 6, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

Thanks man and remember that doublethumbing is kinda like playing with a pick.

madbassman said,

August 6, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

Marlowe,you are the best teacher the internet has to offer.The tone and technique are tops.I must admit that doublethumbing has proved to be quite frustrating and a great challenge

adenilson said,

August 1, 2010 @ 1:00 am

mande resposta para adenilson.tristao@hotmail.com

adenilson said,

August 1, 2010 @ 12:59 am

boa noite professor, uma pergunta … é aconselhavel eu deixar as cordas nao trastejando mas bem proximo ao traste? isso pode melhorar o desempenho meu? e melhorar?

Funkatron said,

July 30, 2010 @ 11:33 am

okay, i tried that and it works. thanks!

MarloweDK said,

July 30, 2010 @ 9:18 am

Just checked , the link works fine. When you copy/paste, always check that you copy the whole link

Funkatron said,

July 30, 2010 @ 2:26 am

Hey marlowe, i received my awesome donation gifts, thanks. But the link to the transcripts isn’t working. The videos downloaded perfectly, however. Keep it funky.

adivin said,

July 29, 2010 @ 10:22 pm

Yes, it was in the spam folder. Thanks!

MarloweDK said,

July 29, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

Adidvin: Mail sent yesterday close to midnight to adivin3@cox.net, check spam folders., mail did not bounce so you should have it.

adivin said,

July 29, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

Just a heads up Thomas, I donated yesterday but have not received an email from you yet. Thanks.

sulfur said,

July 28, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

Hi, marlow. I just discover. The Site. and tried one lesson. you very good and clear.However, Watching video takes long tome. I’m interested in downloading the “300-$20). But I don’t have credit card. Is it possible to use Money Transfer by Western Union? to download these videos?

Jake Martin said,

July 28, 2010 @ 5:54 am

It’s good to see such an awsome bassist teach so freely. Many people don’t realize how rare that is. I’m Jake, and I’ve been playing for 7 months now and your videos have helped me alot. I do have one question, can you go over the modes and improvisation. I know the modes, I just don’t know how to apply them. Thanx

MarloweDK said,

July 27, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

The strings are new on this one, thats helps a LOT

macdaddy said,

July 27, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

To be specific, #4, the beginner slap bass lesson. I can’t get that crisp, “chink”, edge, especially on the plucked notes, no matter what I do.

MarloweDK said,

July 27, 2010 @ 8:09 am

Name an example video of mine

macdaddy said,

July 27, 2010 @ 1:13 am

Marlowe…just found the site…like it a lot, but, have to ask, what gives your sound that extreme high end? I love it, but I can’t get even close to it with my rig. Please help.

franzmen said,

July 26, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

hi! its good to find a bass playing site like this one! tnx MarloweDK! im just a beginner and i believe i can learn a lot from you!!! tnx much again!!! kip up d good work!!!

MarloweDK said,

July 21, 2010 @ 10:58 pm

Thx and you are most welcome:-)

Mue said,

July 21, 2010 @ 10:23 pm

yo marlowe, you’re doing a fantastic job. i got myself a bass last year on my 30th and started playing. i’m still trying. not at least because of you and your inspiring tunes. keep on funkin !!! ;))

tribal-sol said,

July 17, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

I play a 5 string like a 4 string…that is what a drummer told me one gig. I don’t really play a lot of “low” stuff, but I play most stuff down a string (E on the 5th fret b) save my shoulder a lot. and I only have to play open string when I want that open string sound. everything is a bit fatter sound because I’m play on the thicker string

MarloweDK said,

July 17, 2010 @ 12:59 am

Had a 5 string once, but never really “got close” with it, but maybe one day – dont really need it though

curvedspace said,

July 16, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

Hiya, Marlowe. It seems you have a preference for 4 strings over 5. I’ve never played a 5 string bass, but I’m curious how you, with so many bass options, always play a 4- or do you? Peace…

Redbutton said,

July 12, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

Would love to see a video where you put your iPod on “shuffle” and take the first 4 or 5 random songs that come up, then discuss how you quickly figure out the key of each song, and also how you decide what scale(s) to use when soloing in those keys. Thanks!

MarloweDK said,

July 11, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

You can add to “Favorites”, and the lessons ARE organized into categories (will be better in the next website version though). Thx for the suggestions though:)

pralle said,

July 11, 2010 @ 12:42 pm

Hey marlowe, absolutely great site! Wanted to thank you in this spot for all your effort. I’ve got one suggestion to further improve the site: Since people who use the site collect a ton of favourite lessons after a while it would really help if you could organize them in some kind of folder system to get a better and wuicker overview over the lessons (for example slap lessons in a slap folder or theoretical stuff and so on… you get the idea). Thanks again for your great work.

trilby said,

July 9, 2010 @ 11:00 am

Thank you, I forgot about that one. I’ve only been learning walking jazz bass for a year, any favourites?

MarloweDK said,

July 9, 2010 @ 8:07 am

You are most welcome, Trilby:-) I will do some lessons on walking bass soon. I do have one on simple blues HERE, it covers many of the walking principles though

trilby said,

July 9, 2010 @ 7:37 am

Hello Marlowe! Thank you very much for your help, my bass playing has improved so much thanks to you. Do you have any tips for walking bass? Or know any other sites which covers this specifically?

MarloweDK said,

July 8, 2010 @ 8:39 am

Its A way to build stamina, any line with many notes you play without pause is stamina building;-)

bassamundo said,

July 8, 2010 @ 2:06 am

L289 16th note stamina.Do you think it is the best way to build stamina or just a good diagnostic to show where you are?

74Ric said,

July 7, 2010 @ 7:53 pm

115 vs 210 vs 212

MarloweDK said,

July 4, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

Thx, but I’ll try my luck without dotmarkers:-)

MarloweDK said,

July 4, 2010 @ 8:43 pm

I said: I swapped a Warwick FOR a doublebass, it was a Streamer by the way, never got to be friends with it .

Sir Krisis said,

July 4, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

To improove finding the clean notes on the upright Iused a white Edding marker and put a small dot on the side of the fretboard. As it is an ebony fretboard one can wipe the dots of with your fingers or after a time they just wither away. I know this is not professional, but it helps at hte beginning, especially when sliding a few notes up one string.

Sir Krisis said,

July 4, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

I didn’t mean Warwick upright basses, rather something like Steamer, Corvette or Thumb. With uprights I wouls always preffer the “real thing”, I started off on a cheap chinese bass and practised for 2 years, before getting a german Mittenwald one last year.

MarloweDK said,

July 4, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

Thx man, yes to play the upright is a fight, but its fun. Warwick basses? I swapped a Warwick for the double bass;-)

Sir Krisis said,

July 4, 2010 @ 10:30 am

Sry I’m no drummer either, I’m like you. I was just hoping someone had an idea.
I watched your upright diary yesterday and I was glad to see, even you had to battle with this physically challenging instrument. But thanks to the vid I recognized, that I also had the bass set up too high. But when listening to you, I think I might need some new strings, if only they weren’t so expensive…
So cheers out to you Marlow and guest teachers, keep this page going it is the best bass related page I know on the web!!!
PS: Marlow what do you think about Warwick basses?

MarloweDK said,

July 4, 2010 @ 12:09 am

We are not drummers, so why dont YOU find a link for the rest of us;)

MarloweDK said,

July 4, 2010 @ 12:08 am

SInce 4 or 5 months, a “secret” place to put my “dangerous copyright infringing” videos;-)

Sir Krisis said,

July 3, 2010 @ 2:45 am

>Give me a link pls.

HaHaHaa said,

July 3, 2010 @ 1:14 am

since when do you have “bassplayalong” youtube channel!? for everyone else who doesn’t know… it’s very nice!

Sir Krisis said,

July 2, 2010 @ 7:09 pm

Addition to my previous post it would be nice, to have one where only are heard, no additional musicians.

Sir Krisis said,

July 2, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

Hi there!
Is the a site like this one for drummers too???
It would be nice, so we could play along to the beats. Initially I found this one: http://www.freedrumlessons.com
Does anyone have alternative suggestions??

MarloweDK said,

July 2, 2010 @ 8:45 am

Since most pop/rock songs are built on the major scale, then i would say the Natural minor, but for more jazzy stuff the other two is worth visiting

heavyduty said,

July 1, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

Hello Marlowe. Lately I’ve been working on my various Major and Minor triad arpeggios based on their chords relative to the Major key, including Major, Minor, and Dominant 7th arpeggios as well. Which of the Minor keys would you recommend as a good starting point for understanding the Minor key, based on the popularity of songs written from that key? Would it be the Natural, Harmonic, or Melodic Minor? And why? Your site has definitely improved my playing ability. Thanks.

rogier said,

June 28, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

Just bought the TC electronics Staccato 51 , very nice sound !

Haze said,

June 28, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

Great site !I will donate in a couple of days when into the new month :)

Peter said,

June 28, 2010 @ 6:33 am

I would give both my arms to be able to play like you :)

MarloweDK said,

June 27, 2010 @ 10:01 pm

Ill keep it in mind for future lessons thanks, by the way for walking bass i have some tips in this video

heavyduty said,

June 26, 2010 @ 11:30 pm

Thanks for the speedy reply. You are “The Man.” Sometime if you get a chance, how about showing some examples of basic walk ups (or walk downs} to some common chord progressions. Ex. a I IV V, or a ii V I, for instance. Chromatic vs. Diatonic, etc. When is one better suited than the other? Examples like that. Anyway, thanks for all the help you give us. It is greatly appreciated.

MarloweDK said,

June 25, 2010 @ 11:48 pm

Yes, i usually look at the key first.

heavyduty said,

June 25, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

Hey Marlowe, it’s been a while. Question: When improvising from a given chord do you generally pick your notes based on the relationship that chord has with the key it is in? Ex. If the ii chord is an Am do you use notes from the Dorian mode scale? Or if the IV chord is Cmaj do you use notes from the Lydian mode scale? Just curious. Good rules of thumb for improvisation have been a little ambiguous for me. Love your site by the way. Amazed a major label hasen’t signed you up yet!

MarloweDK said,

June 25, 2010 @ 7:15 pm

Thx, Ill check it out

MichaelVee said,

June 25, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

@MarloweDK Try an Ergo. I have one. Hand-built, and less expensive than the NS imports.

MarloweDK said,

June 25, 2010 @ 9:14 am

Looking for a cheap good electric upright. Any recommendations?

MarloweDK said,

June 23, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

You get download links to the videos (more than 2 gb) and the transcripts (normal notation + tablature).
No the Stingray is’nt fixed yet:-(

Casperrrh said,

June 23, 2010 @ 11:37 am

Hey Thomass! What do you mean by getting 300 vids when donating? And the tabs come with the normal notation right? :) By the way, did you fix your stingray yet? :p

pfourstring said,

June 22, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

Hey Marlowe, got to the site as you got to the LoD 200. Really like the new guest teachers and everything you have done with the site. I have seen a huge improvement in my playing and improvisation. Great job and keep up the good work.

Vomish said,

June 20, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

Happy 50th!! May you see another 50!!

marebrus said,

June 20, 2010 @ 1:02 am


marebrus said,

June 20, 2010 @ 12:55 am

ups, mistake… I LOVE YOUR WORK 😉

marebrus said,

June 20, 2010 @ 12:50 am

Hi there, i noticed that you are in Germany these days, well i am not there but if you ever come to Belgrade you will always have friend who will show you around…
ps:i love you work!

MarloweDK said,

June 17, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

Im in HAMBURG, GERMANY this weekend, any residents who would want to show me around?:-)

MarloweDK said,

June 16, 2010 @ 11:30 pm

Yes, when recording videos, i use the direct output but pre eq.
But my speaking microphone also pick up some of the bass sound.

b0uncer said,

June 16, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

Hi marlowe, do you use you tc rh 450 also in connection with your double bass? or do you know, if this would have sence?

BassKlonk said,

June 16, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

Just posted a video comment for scoop! Really cool groove! Thanks for this amazing site!

The Bucket said,

June 15, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

I agree with Murdy

Murdy said,

June 13, 2010 @ 10:01 pm

I agree with Bassss14! 😀

Bassss13 said,

June 13, 2010 @ 11:01 am

I agree with Hank! Thanks!

hank said,

June 9, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

Hey marlowe the tetrachord lesson was great. Thanks!

MarloweDK said,

June 9, 2010 @ 8:12 pm

Sure, and I have replied:-)

Joe Goal said,

June 9, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

I sent you an email today…Was wondering if I had the ability to post double bass lessons on the site….some jazz and some classical. Let Me know!

Bassss13 said,

June 7, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

yes i know thank u :) soon im getting a drum computer and ill be able to record it better too :) it means a lot to me thx!

MarloweDK said,

June 7, 2010 @ 9:40 pm

You should course always emphazise the groove and play it evenly – play it slower if neccesary. The technique is there, now get the timing right:-)

Bassss13 said,

June 7, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

Yo DK! i’m probably the first using ur webcam feature.. i posted it at scoop from marcus miller the groove from sebu..

Please rate it for me.. remember im a beginner :)


Andrey88 said,

June 7, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

Hi! Are you endorsed by Sandberg? I’m lookin’ for a new bass, and I like the sound of your California JJ. How do you like it?))

MarloweDK said,

June 7, 2010 @ 10:28 am

Guys , you need to step up to the challenge! USE the video comment option and post your take on the lessons:-)

hank said,

June 6, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

Happy Birthday!! Best wishes for many more.

MarloweDK said,

June 5, 2010 @ 12:33 pm

Thx guys, but im afraid it is true, born in 60, saw the Vietnam war and the lunar landing live on tv:-)

Sebu said,

June 5, 2010 @ 12:39 am

Who who who what? Marlowe i s50 years old? You’re kidding, it’s not true!!

MarloweDK said,

June 3, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

Thx, cant believe it myself either:-) Maybe a plinkety-plonk on a Fender bass beats a sip from the holy grail:-D

oneshed said,

June 3, 2010 @ 8:24 pm

Hi Thomas, can´t believe that you´re turning 50 this month – i have to play more bass and buy more fender basss – seems that this keeps someone young – a thousand thx for your excellent work an i wish you all the best for your next decade – funky greetings from germany

strangepolly said,

May 30, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

yea, i was finally able to log in! hope im better at playin bass than working a #!%!computer…

Berman3313 said,

May 29, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

MDK – I loved your recounting of the Larry Graham concert album signing incident. However, fast forward 15-20 years and what’s to say that you won’t be headlining a concert and that thousands will bring a fkash drive for you to sign! To paraphrase the Beatles “You’ll be more popular than Larry Graham!” Thanks for sharing. T

pappersbas said,

May 28, 2010 @ 8:32 am

B”H ,thanks, after forty years I´m used to be an original.You´re doing a great work.

MarloweDK said,

May 28, 2010 @ 8:21 am

Dont sound like a problem to me, making the licks your own is exactly what you should do?

pappersbas said,

May 28, 2010 @ 8:01 am

Hi thomas. I have played the bass for forty years, but I have a problem….I never learn. Whatever lick I pick up from you or anyone else becomes modified to my own style. I´m alot like the self tought fransice rocco. Do you have any suggestions on how to cope correctly. I´m far to independent and stubborn, though I´m a fairly good player.
sincerely P

Manuva said,

May 27, 2010 @ 7:31 am

Thank you marlowe and all guest teachers! I’ve been able to improve my bass playing skills noticeably and it’s all thanks to you! -greetings from Finland

stel1 said,

May 26, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

really good lesson on improvisation in really well explained.

MarloweDK said,

May 23, 2010 @ 6:28 pm

Dont have a clue as to the wood. But i dont think they sound similar at all.

BassDcypl said,

May 22, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

Hi Thomas,
you mentioned the red Jazz bass sounds very nice unplugged. I believe that your sound as well as most great players comes from feel, touch, emotion etc. just as much as equipment. I notice (I could be wrong) that your white P bass has a similar tone to the red Jazz. They are probably from the same era, do you know what type of wood the bodies are made of? The same maybe?

Flow said,

May 13, 2010 @ 11:25 am

FFFF*******CCCCKKKK, problem is i’ve got gigs nearly every week… well, what i’d really need are exercises to do to make it strong again and avoid problems in the future… Thx SOPORIFIC!!!!!

soporific said,

May 13, 2010 @ 10:12 am

That sucks.. read the “injury” topic on the forum. And find yourself a specialist. Fingers heal slow @ sometimes not completely. Good luck.

Flow said,

May 13, 2010 @ 8:52 am

Hi! Any tio/advice on how to heal quickly and properly a left hand sprained left hand index finger???

Tricia said,

May 12, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

I’m new here, looks like a cool site! I’m a noob on bass (4 months) and lead singer in a 3 piece original band, so I will be studying up!

Keef said,

May 12, 2010 @ 10:56 am

Hi all, in case anyone reading this has just stumbled across this site, and was wondering whether or not to download the instructional vids via the donate button, then I can tell you it’s well worth it. They all downloaded and work perfectly in iTunes for me, and I hate computers because I can never get stuff to work. Learn the riffs, then work out the theory behind each one, and use those ideas in your own playing, rather than just learning each one parrot fashion. It certainly helps inject new life into your playing, and speeds up those stiff little fingers!!

Roden said,

May 10, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

Yes that what intended

if/when i fell courage to find home in a band i would ofcourse pick up a “real” amp

soporific said,

May 10, 2010 @ 10:35 am

I use it for home practise and whenever I’m travelling. Great tool for those situations. Wouldn’t use it live with a band. imo it’s not powerfull enough for that. But never regretted buying. Does everything I expected, except the phrase trainer, it recordes the sound dry and a bit soft imo. Another option: Edde’s comment in this same shout box (if u have an ipod)

Roden said,

May 9, 2010 @ 6:55 pm

Just ordered myself a korg PX5D. Anyone uses it? thoughts?
I been practicing with a V-amp witch have turned up to be to cumbersome and annoying…

Great site

MarloweDK said,

May 8, 2010 @ 7:13 am

Brands vary but nickel coated 45 – 105

jimbones said,

May 8, 2010 @ 2:59 am

marlowe, great stuff you have here. What brand and gauge of strings are you playing on your Fender jazz bass?

MarloweDK said,

May 7, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

Looks like the death of the Korg Pandora unless you dont have an iPhone – which i havent:-D

edde said,

May 7, 2010 @ 11:12 am

Have we all seen this baby? http://www.ikmultimedia.com/irig/videodemo/

soporific said,

May 5, 2010 @ 8:38 pm

Thanx man! If a teacher thinks it’s great, then I will order it;-) Have been thinking about biabox as well, but uptill now I’m doing the backings with guitar and Boss RC50. Ciao!

Paul Wolfe said,

May 5, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

@soporific – Building Walking Basslines is a great book. Takes you logically and systimatically through the process of creating walking bass lines. If you’ve got Band In A Box as well that would be handy – then you can generate a ton of backing tracks to standards to practice your walking lines on.

soporific said,

May 5, 2010 @ 11:59 am

Does anyone know the book “Building walking basslines” by Ed Friedland and if so… is it worth buying?

MarloweDK said,

May 4, 2010 @ 11:44 pm

iamarobot: Oooold news! Thx anyway:-)

iamarobot said,

May 4, 2010 @ 11:38 pm

hey Marlowe…check this out…you are in this video!

hank said,

May 2, 2010 @ 3:50 am

Marlowe!! Been spending hours on my 300 lessons since I’ve been overseas! I’ve got tons of licks to use when I get back. Thanks a million

Miguel said,

April 28, 2010 @ 2:43 am


Miguel said,

April 28, 2010 @ 2:33 am

Hello, Marlowe
I´m getting a Marcus Miller signature model. Today i was doing a test drive in the store and it has an amazing sound. i just need share this moment of joy with someone who knows that feeling. Also want you to know that those doublethumping videos are very helpfull.
Regards from Portugal

MarloweDK said,

April 27, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

jota jota: oi! envie-me um email ao info@playbassnow.com com exemplos do seu trabalho. cheers, marlowedk

jota jota said,

April 27, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

MarloweDk como faço para mandar um video meu …. existe uma forma de entrar para o time de professores

MarloweDK said,

April 24, 2010 @ 8:53 am

DonRogo. Congratulations with the new instrument, you will progress fast im sure – being a musician allready.

DonRogo said,

April 24, 2010 @ 2:42 am

Hey Marlowe :)

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for this wonderful web site and your incredibly GREAT bass playing!! After a 30 years of trumpet playing and several years of having a serious desire to play bass, I finally bought one 5 weeks ago and am practicing like mad! I’m averaging about 12 hours of practice a week. I just found your site a few days ago. Wow! Thank you for the lessons, videos and inspiration.

Best Wishes!

MarloweDK said,

April 23, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

edde: Corrected now, thx:)

edde said,

April 23, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

Hi Marlowe, I saw lick 141 on youtube, checked it out here but it seems the wrong clip is being played http://playbassnow.com/bass-lick-of-the-day/slap-groove-in-e-3/

MarloweDK said,

April 23, 2010 @ 9:28 am

LasseW: It was one of the greatest funk moments of my life YES!:-)

MarloweDK said,

April 23, 2010 @ 9:28 am

hannebambel: There is a “NEXT” and “PREVIOUS” link, but i intend to redesign the whole site so its easier to get from one lesson to another

LasseW said,

April 23, 2010 @ 7:50 am

What a great party at Graham Central Station!!!

hannebambel said,

April 23, 2010 @ 6:20 am

Hi, would it be possible to add a [next] link to each of the ‘Bass lick of the day’ to skip through? Cheers, hb

ingrediensen said,

April 22, 2010 @ 10:45 am

and,,,,Larry Graaaam tonight, at Amager Bio! not yet sold out, he must have made it through the ashes!

ptidwell said,

April 22, 2010 @ 5:17 am

Yes, the main theme would be very helpful, I’m trying o get the syncopation down.

MarloweDK said,

April 22, 2010 @ 12:18 am

Im actually playing Spain with my fusion band, is it the main theme you want?

ptidwell said,

April 21, 2010 @ 10:57 pm

Love the site, I’ve been looking for a breakdown on chic Corea’s “Spain” have you or do you plan on doing that cover?

ingrediensen said,

April 21, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

Yup! :)Its more talk than play!

MarloweDK said,

April 21, 2010 @ 6:05 pm

Hugo? Rasmussen?

ingrediensen said,

April 21, 2010 @ 5:32 pm

Hi Dr.Morelow! :)
You drive the driblet! As we say here in the DK(translatet directly)BTW Hugo is to be heard in the radio P1 these days, at least they use to repeat broadcasts,, Hep!

ajferz said,

April 20, 2010 @ 3:17 am

Mr. Thomas! hope you’re doing alright =) I thought I should send this to you since you’re diggin’ the double bass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNw46j0nNOs&feature=fvw this girl is amazing! hope you enjoy, cheers!

Hawkeye said,

April 19, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

Came across this site about a week ago. Have improved my bass playing ever since. I’m grateful for all the work that you’ve put into this. Thanks!

Gauth said,

April 19, 2010 @ 11:44 am

Hey, I can see there have been many improvements to the website since the last time I visited it. Great great job Marlowe, keep going!

bassdominos said,

April 16, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

wow, that’s good choice marlowe! :)

MasterDrive said,

April 16, 2010 @ 4:01 am

Your an awesome teacher.. you are a blessing to us..keep up the good work!!

Jeanneweanne said,

April 14, 2010 @ 7:07 pm

Hey, network engineer- re: G and D ‘squeaky pop tone’- sounds like it’s a problem with the set-up maybe? Take it to a good tech/luthier and have them adjust the bridge/neck etc. for you. Hope this helps!

MarloweDK said,

April 14, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

Get any round wound strings gauge 45-105

networkengineer said,

April 14, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

Hello Thomas,

Wanted to buy some new bass strings for the second-hand Yamaha bass that I bought for myself. The only thing I know is that I prefer to get the round-wound strings as opposed to flat wound. But can you suggest me what gauge to buy? I am learning to slap and am kinda fed-up with the squeaky pop tone from the G and D strings. While I like a good bright sound while playing the normal bass, I prefer a punchy but clear tone while popping.

Thanks again.
Kind regards!

mnrainis said,

April 6, 2010 @ 12:38 pm

Hi everybody! Do you know Tamas Barabas, a magyar bass player with a fantastic taste and technique (IMHO) on YouTube at this link http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=basstomika#p/u/0/3nMrTj6o_6Q
Thanks a lot Marlowe for your great site and great playing!

Musicdog said,

April 5, 2010 @ 10:59 am

Ow and ofcourse i`ll donate some, cause these are better than books and lessons. :o)

Musicdog said,

April 5, 2010 @ 10:58 am

Thnx dude, I`m hooked for life! Nice Sandberg btw!. Got 2 of them myself. 5 string terra en custom thinline fretless. 12 yrs and 9 yrs old. Look like new, play like heaven :o)

MarloweDK said,

April 4, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

Here is my faq http://playbassnow.com/bbpress/topic.php?id=14

ahilgaz said,

April 4, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

Thanks for the great site Marlowe. I tried find oout about your eqıipment but couldnt locate it on the site. What şsthe amp you are using on thşs video? Thanx again.

Funkger said,

April 3, 2010 @ 11:58 pm

THANK YOU MARLOWE!!! I feel like I’v just entered the Matrix and made sense of the binary. Your Pentatonic Scale lesson has just made me see the light, I’ve been one of those lazy learn by ear, never learnt scales type of bassist over the years. I’ve played to some patters yes but never really linked them, and found text books daunting! I feel evangelical, how blind was I before?? I can’t stop running over the fret board and smiling….and thats only after lesson 1!! Hallelujah! Donation en-route……

MarloweDK said,

March 31, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

Thx, I think ill stick to kids stuff for the time beeing:-)

ajferz said,

March 31, 2010 @ 4:22 am

nice acquisition Mr. Thomas! y recommend you to play some salsa on that double bass, specifically the Rubén Blades’ tune called “Tiburón” =) enjoy!

MarloweDK said,

March 30, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

soporific: Only practiced the “big thing” for 20 minutes today – got a back pain (not to mention my fingers)

soporific said,

March 30, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

Congrats Marlowe!
Mind your back:-)

MarloweDK said,

March 29, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

Goodbye to Warwick Streamer bass, hello to german doublebass, just did a great trade:-)

ajferz said,

March 28, 2010 @ 7:04 pm

hahaha thanks Mr. Thomas! I’m kinda puzzled… Maybe I’ll choose both! hope you enjoyed =) best of wishes

MarloweDK said,

March 28, 2010 @ 6:08 pm

ajferz: I think both your teachers sounds fantastic in their own way, cannot go wrong with either:-)

MarloweDK said,

March 27, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

Ok thx, ill check out the links

ajferz said,

March 27, 2010 @ 5:03 pm

Hmmm not that I remember but there are some general music magazines, there’s one called Ladosis (it means something like “the dose”), this magazine is reeeally good. Here’s the URL: http://www.revistaladosis.com

It’s a real shame that there aren’t any bass oriented magazines since here in Venezuela the bassists are awesome! Please check these out (you won’t regret it!):

Raúl Monsalve (My soon-to-be teacher): http://www.myspace.com/raulmonsalve

Rodner Padilla (my actual teacher:

please let me know your opinion about these great bassists!

MarloweDK said,

March 27, 2010 @ 4:50 pm

Thx man:-) By the way , do you know any Venezuelan or Latinamerican bass magazines?

ajferz said,

March 27, 2010 @ 3:37 pm

Hi to you all from Venezuela! Mr. Thomas Risell you have a whole bunch of fans here in my country. Awesome page, awesome lessons, awesome teachers… Full awesomeness! keep it up =)

MarloweDK said,

March 25, 2010 @ 11:38 pm

“korg px4d pandora backing track” on google, first result gave the answer;-)

Murdy said,

March 25, 2010 @ 11:07 pm

Yep, ok, sorry! Just couldn’t really find what I was looking for. Thanks for your time anyway.

MarloweDK said,

March 25, 2010 @ 10:07 pm

Google! I dont mind answering questions about my views of bass and bassplaying, but gear related specification info should be directed to google, ok?
It has bass and drum backing

Murdy said,

March 25, 2010 @ 9:58 pm

Ok, thanks for your reply. Does the PX4D include backing tracks for bass as well then? Like guitar drums and without the bass? I’ve only heard backing tracks for the guitar side! Thanks again.

MarloweDK said,

March 25, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

Havent tried the px4b, but i think that the px4d has the same plus guitarfx as well

Murdy said,

March 25, 2010 @ 6:20 pm

Hey Marlowe. I’m seriously considering buying the Korg Pandora but unsure whether to buy the PX4D or PX4B since I’ve read mixed opinions; what do you think and why?


SvN said,

March 24, 2010 @ 11:54 pm

to Gigu: and Richard Bona has a nice voice as well. His former guitar teacher told me he mastered in a few months what people usually take years to learn…;)

Gigu Neutsch said,

March 23, 2010 @ 11:57 pm

Hey guys!
Just come home from a Richard Bona concert. If this guy ever comes to your town dont miss him. Extraordinary talent….

soporific said,

March 22, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

Thanx for checking out the audio comment Marlowe. Something else.. in the newsletter you mentioned David Dyson. There’s also a vid of one of your guestteachers (Damian Erskine) jammin’ with David. In case you didn’t see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2amM2Ph7Q6s&feature=related

SvN said,

March 22, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

$10 to support your great work.

stevew94025 said,

March 19, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

OK, appreciate that. Thanks /Steve

MarloweDK said,

March 19, 2010 @ 7:46 pm

to stevew94025: No, not yet at least, but i will check it out

stevew94025 said,

March 19, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

Hi… do you have any favourable deal with Sandberg for playbassnow subscribers thinkimg about buying one ?

Aga_love_bass said,

March 19, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

wow i’ve checked the site of sandberg and there are really GREAT basses..i want some of them..oh so cool..the hardcore finish are very cool and antique..anybody want buy me some? 😀

MarloweDK said,

March 18, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

Thx, im trying out a few Sandbergs right now, you will see shortly

Skywalker83 said,

March 18, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

Congratulations Marlowe on your endorsment with Sandberg basses!

soporific said,

March 17, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

Thanx Langerz! I got the same reaction when something happens. Rather break a leg than brooze a hand:-)

MarloweDK said,

March 17, 2010 @ 8:12 am

To Gospelwarrior: Check my Px4d settings here

MarloweDK said,

March 17, 2010 @ 8:05 am

To Nix:As you probably can hear, im not getting it always either:-) Try tapping on a table and transfer that to the bass – and practice makes better, dont expect everything to be mastered after 1 hour/day/month/year;-)

Nix said,

March 17, 2010 @ 6:17 am

Hi Marlowe, i’m working on the latest lesson L302 but i’m just not getting that the typewriter tapping part. Do you have any advise. Anyway, love your site and all your doing for the community. Peace 😀

Gospelwarrior said,

March 17, 2010 @ 2:46 am

Hi Marlow, I’m trying to gain some skill with my Korg Pandora px4, But I’m getting hung up in all the amp and cabinet settings. I’m not picking things up well from the user manual. do you know of any other book or cheat sheet to learn this equipment? Thanks; you are much appreciated

BD Bass said,

March 17, 2010 @ 2:25 am

DK……Thx for that advice, in this small town, hard to find anybody. I’ll try him out for a week or so, if it doesnt work, I’ll have the need to do things on-line. This is a hobby for me, well into a money career thing, If I ever get to the point of a small gig, I would consider it major


March 16, 2010 @ 11:03 pm

eventually get your hands feeling alot better in a short amount of time however this is only my experience


March 16, 2010 @ 11:02 pm

dear soporific im verry sorry to hear about your accident god knows when you hurt your hands its hell and the first thing i think is ” oh no what about my bass” im my opinion and experience I have found that playing extremeley slowly doing chromatics at first untill your hands feel a bit looser then go onto other scales whilst making sure your playing with the most comfortable back straight position you can

soporific said,

March 16, 2010 @ 5:06 pm

A couple of days ago I crashed with my bike and injured my left hand & the right one a bit. So I’m home for the coming weeks, but not able to play properly. Does anyone have a suggestion how to work on scales and stuff without playing too much? Or some other advice how to improve my playing without playing:-)

hizzoner said,

March 16, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

that video you posted with Dyson made me almost fall out of my chair at work..I wanted to boogaloo so bad..more inspiration to practice..

looks like a skjold bass and eden amp….what technique..WOW thanks


MarloweDK said,

March 16, 2010 @ 8:16 am

Real life lessons is good, just get someone who knows what they are talking about

MarloweDK said,

March 16, 2010 @ 8:14 am

It is not a “method” as such, but more a series of tips and lick, but try do a search on the word “practice”

BD Bass said,

March 16, 2010 @ 4:59 am

DK.awesome site.going to start with real time lessons this mwee, anything I should watch for, or just feel….if I think its teaching me ???.. Playing 1 year.so real basic grooves at this point, but I love it

bigmac68 said,

March 15, 2010 @ 10:52 pm

Hi everybody.I’m from England and absolutely obsessed with playing bass!!Been watching marloweDK on youtube for quite some time now.Respect

Bunny99 said,

March 15, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

Hi M firstly thanks for the lessons, I’m a new bass player and want to know if there is a starting point here, if so where? Thanks

stirkoff said,

March 15, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

:) thanks anyway

MarloweDK said,

March 15, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

Havent got a clue, dont even know the radius’es of my own basses:-)

stirkoff said,

March 15, 2010 @ 11:48 am

Hi Marlowe,
Thanks for this very useful and inspiring site. I have a 1997 fender american deluxe jazz bass with 9.5 radius. No matter what I did I can’t feel comfortable with the action. Do you suggest 7.25 radius for a more comfortable action. Mine just feels like a piece of wood. Or am I? Thank you very much

Patricio said,

March 14, 2010 @ 7:24 pm

Hey just realised why they’re called lick of the day… it takes a full day for us mere moratal bass players to get it down… and then another on comes out!

MarloweDK said,

March 12, 2010 @ 1:47 am

No, but its totally new still (2 days)
Regarding “yuotube for bassplayers” remember our “sister site” http://www.youplayalong.com

Bassss13 said,

March 11, 2010 @ 4:26 pm

Right DK that’s a good point, but i don’t think many visitors have seen you can give a comment by video sending etc. I am planning on getting some record stuff soon, i work also with apple and im turning my garage band into my recorder but i need some cables, after that i would love to subscribe with video;s.

With this page this site could be like, a “youtube for bass players”? sounds tempting to me =)

See what you think bro!

MarloweDK said,

March 10, 2010 @ 11:45 pm

Hmm, “User licks” – thats a good idea, but let us see if anyone makes a video comment first;-)

Bassss13 said,

March 10, 2010 @ 8:25 pm

hey all.. what if? visitors have licks to share too? could we make a special page in the next site? for user licks? maybe increasing the site with some profound bass licks?

greetz and happy 300 DK!

MarloweDK said,

March 10, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

Usually my middle for the G string and index for D string

Marry28 said,

March 10, 2010 @ 3:37 pm

Hi Thomas. Do you use tour index finger to pull up the G string when slapping? Thanks

MarloweDK said,

March 9, 2010 @ 12:38 pm

New menu item: SUGGESTION BOX – please give your input

MarloweDK said,

March 9, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

By the way Smaz and others: Its time again to reorganize/redesign the site, any suggestions are more than welcome

MarloweDK said,

March 9, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

Yes, and then the “teacher” can comment on the performance too;-)

Smaz said,

March 9, 2010 @ 9:41 am

I’ve been waiting for that! Can’t wait to start adding my takes on the licks.. :)

MarloweDK said,

March 7, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

NEWS! Its now possible to make a video or audio comment – maybe do your take on a playbassnow.com lick or exercise or maybe teach the reast of us something new?

Hannes said,

March 4, 2010 @ 12:25 am

A big “congrats” to lick # 300 Thomas – another great one and it sure IS bluesy. I have been following since almost two years now and think I could improve my playing enormously thanks to your videos (at least my fellow band members say so, haha..)
I have the other video and MP3 packs and will definitely donate again when I can because I want the new one, too! Absolutely the best medium for me to learn new techniques and improve my bass playing!!
Please keep doing what you’re doing Thomas…!
All the best and thanks again…

hank said,

March 2, 2010 @ 1:26 am

you are the man! Thanks for what you do for us

MarloweDK said,

March 1, 2010 @ 11:40 pm

You didnt get my thank you email? Sent you transcripts and stuff.
I love it thx:-)

2rad said,

March 1, 2010 @ 11:07 pm

Hey Marlowe, just noticed you’re playing with your new strap on video 299, happy to see that you’re liking it, rockon!

MarloweDK said,

February 25, 2010 @ 9:53 am

Thx man:-)

colpi said,

February 25, 2010 @ 6:25 am

happy 299th video!!!, haha betcha im the only one who does that! thanks a lot Thomas, you’ve really helped me progress a lot this past year and a half

sanwin17 said,

February 20, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

I only trancribe when totally stumped and meed a visual reference to see where the 16ths fall with the measure.

MarloweDK said,

February 20, 2010 @ 3:33 am

Dont do transcripts per se, and only playalongs of tunes that i have to play with bands anyway

sanwin17 said,

February 19, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

Thanks. I was going crazy trying to transcribe the slow version of 298 off the Youtube page.

Ryks said,

February 19, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

Hei Thomas.
Er det muligheter for å lage en playalong/lesson av denne? Kan eventuelt donere en slant for jobben. (har donert tidligere, det er vert hver krone)

Mvh Rolf

lagbaz said,

February 19, 2010 @ 1:44 am

Hi Thomas,got your transcriptions,I can practice my reading again and keep me busy with these. Thanks man,you rock! Will donate again when I’m finished,regards and keep on groovin’!;-)

dazpaint said,

February 18, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

thankyou marlowe :)

MarloweDK said,

February 18, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

dazpaint : Look at this page http://playbassnow.com/recording-videos/, i dont use the Korg px4d much any more mind you

dazpaint said,

February 18, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

hello marlowe. i just purchased the korg pandora px5d. i was wondering how you set up your px4 for your vids.
i’m pretty confused at the moment and would appreciate your help. also use a fender jazz bass
thanks in anticipation.

MarloweDK said,

February 18, 2010 @ 9:14 am

Listen to a lot of music, and take notes of stuff to try out, read some theory books, train your sightreading rhythm skills by tapping your fingers on a table – lots of possibilities. Playing your quena is great too, develop your sense of melody with that, and its a fact that the more instruments you can play – the better musician you will be in the long run.
You can of course also just enjoy your holiday;-)

SvN said,

February 18, 2010 @ 12:27 am

Hi Thomas, if you were going to get stuck for 5 weeks without a bass nor internet access, what would you do keep in shape musically? Currently, my only plan is to learn how to play on my “quena”! Thanks. PS: will make sure I donate before I leave 😉

MarloweDK said,

February 17, 2010 @ 11:55 pm


MarloweDK said,

February 17, 2010 @ 11:55 pm

Problem is that i dont fly , so a friend borrowed it (he flies)

soporific said,

February 17, 2010 @ 9:05 pm

Hey Marlowe!
If I donate (i’ll do it anyway), is it maybe possible that you make a vid with a slow explanation of the slapping part in Stomp by Brothers Johnson. I’m just not able to figure that out and love to play the full song. Btw.. my teacher is also Danish (but he doesn’t know you:-)Thanx a lot for the work that you & the guestteachers do outhere. Ciao!

commanderkickass said,

February 17, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

Hey Thomas, when you have time can you post a video of you playing some stuff o your 6 string. I would love to see how you fly across that bad boy.

MarloweDK said,

February 17, 2010 @ 6:06 pm

Thx man:-) Transcriptions in the mail!

boabyp said,

February 17, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

you could give me an honest(i can take it) opinion of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3743TBzjntA if you have a minute. ta.

boabyp said,

February 17, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

Hi Thomas, one crisp ten pound note on the way for you to have a cold beere on me. Cheers mate. Keep up the good work. Rob

edde said,

February 17, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

Oh and this

edde said,

February 17, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

Ok for a real portable bass check this:

MarloweDK said,

February 16, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

I have a cheap red SX bass, but thats red. I only have expensive “wood-coloured” basses:)

networkengineer said,

February 16, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

Hi Thomas,

Thanks a lot for the reply!

In one of the YouTube videos, you mentioned about the “cheapest” bass guitar that you have, i.e. a wood-coloured bass.

Can I ask: What make is it?

Kind regards.

MarloweDK said,

February 16, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

Jeg købte remmen i Super Sound for mange år siden, der er ikke noget mærke på

Fernel said,

February 16, 2010 @ 8:27 am

Hej Thomas. Fedt site du har! Skal lige høre hvilket mærke din rem (på Marcus Miller Bassen) er? Og hvor har du købt den? De bedste hilsner og et slag på “G” strengen, Janos

Silenticon said,

February 16, 2010 @ 7:29 am

Hey Thomas, very good site dude. I wanted to donate I hope it helps some. You have helped me alot.

danbass_brasil said,

February 15, 2010 @ 9:24 pm


Johan Volman said,

February 15, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

Recently I read The Music Lesson by Victor Wooten, it’s great, I feel like playing music for the first time again. I saw you recommended it too Thomas. Check it out everyone!

BassDcypl said,

February 15, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

oops http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5na-QEf7moM

BassDcypl said,

February 15, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

Check out thhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5na-QEf7moMis bass player

Aga_love_bass said,

February 15, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

its because i not have bass..T.T

Aga_love_bass said,

February 15, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

thanks, i hope i can learn it soon.I like your lesson Marlowe.
but maybe i had to learn more seriously because i cant practice with bass guitar, i play bass with my classic guitar.I learn the slap and other from it..Thanks.God bless you

MarloweDK said,

February 15, 2010 @ 11:00 am

Cool link:)

oltinear said,

February 15, 2010 @ 2:08 am


MarloweDK said,

February 14, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

Aga: Jam session lessons? Good idea, ill think about that

Aga_love_bass said,

February 14, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

hello there, your lesson are the best i think.
i really helped with it.
i want to ask some lesson.How about the jam sessions lesson?
it’s all about improvisation,but i need some basic lessons. thanks.God bless you.

commanderkickass said,

February 13, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

I have my 40 licks and am off an running. I will point several of my friends your way.

MarloweDK said,

February 13, 2010 @ 11:01 am

networkengineer:You can slap most basses, its just a playing technique. Which bass you slap (or play) is up to you and your taste. You can never go wrong by getting a jazzbass type of bass though, many of the greatest play that – Marcus Miller, Larry Graham, Will Lee….

MarloweDK said,

February 13, 2010 @ 10:58 am

Marry28: Yes, started on a borrowed contrabass, but had to give it back and never got round to get one for myself. I regret that, but maybe ill get one some day again

Marry28 said,

February 13, 2010 @ 2:11 am

Hi everyone. I’ve got a question for Thomas. Have you ever played a contrabass? Thnx

networkengineer said,

February 12, 2010 @ 3:05 pm

I.m.p.r.e.s.s.i.v.e! Including the tone f your bass, and I like your style of playing.

BTW, Thomas, may I ask you a question to which I am not getting a straight answer at the music shops? I have started to play the bass, but wanted to develop slap bass techniques and am seeking to get an instrument that is suited to slapping.

Is there a specific type? It seems to me that some basses have thiner necks and others have broader ones? Is it just my imagination? Or are there basses more suited to slapping than the others?

From Finland!

mistermyagi said,

February 12, 2010 @ 1:56 pm

I began bass in ’05. Took a couple of years worth of lessons from a classical bassist then self taught for 3 years and I signed up for lessons with another teacher to improve further but your site is a tremendous help. Gracias Senor!

mistermyagi said,

February 12, 2010 @ 1:53 pm

I’ve had the best time with Paul Wolfes’ teaching Time is Tight. Gracias Senor!

mrnick said,

February 12, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

Hi marloweDK, my email adress seems to be correct: yannick.yhuel@free.fr, you can also try this one: mrnick44@hotmail.com. Please send me again your link. Ciao!

MarloweDK said,

February 12, 2010 @ 7:56 am

Send me a mail with examples of your work on teach@playbassnow.com

Mim. Motolese said,

February 12, 2010 @ 6:04 am

hi mate
how can i be a teacher in you website and post/share knowledge with all of you?

MarloweDK said,

February 11, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

Flow: Yeah, BassIda is an awesome player! (Det er hun sgu’)

MarloweDK said,

February 11, 2010 @ 10:14 pm

mrnick: Sent to your mail adress 2 times, my mails get bounced, you need to provide an alternative email adress

mrnick said,

February 11, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

I’m french, so i hope you will pardon me for my really bad english. Just to say: you are the teach that i should have since the beginning. I ike this groove with fingers or thumb, it’s excellent.
I try to work with the video but i’d like to get tab for a lot of lessons. For this reason, i donate 25 dollars by hoping to receive a link to donwload them, but nothing since 01/22/2010.
Could you, please, check if it’s OK?

Merci beaucoup

Flow said,

February 11, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

hey, M, do you know bassida??

MarloweDK said,

February 11, 2010 @ 7:22 pm


elmiguel said,

February 11, 2010 @ 7:07 pm

There aint any transcritions or so for the bassplayalongs?

mistermyagi said,

February 11, 2010 @ 3:41 am

Ya gotta check out Esperanza Spalding. She’s a 23 year old virtuosa or close to it. Simply amazing jazz bassist.

straydog said,

February 11, 2010 @ 1:15 am

Hey MarloweDK

IW said,

February 11, 2010 @ 1:12 am

enjoyed your superb bassline over major chord progression (12 Dec 2009). Is there a transcription available fo this? thanks

MarloweDK said,

February 10, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

Geechy:Everything is in order and you should have recieved the downloads

geechy59 said,

February 10, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

Hey MDK how are you? I recently donated & I think I did it on the wrong side of the page 2 get some of your Downloads. Any kind of way to get the down loads now or do I have to wait til the next time I donate? Let me know , Thx

MarloweDK said,

February 10, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

Theres plenty of commercial backing tracks around, else try search “backing track” on youtube

Lezhnij said,

February 10, 2010 @ 11:19 am

Where can i download loads of backin tracks? i got no skill to create my own. thanks!

MarloweDK said,

February 9, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

Send me a mail with examples of your work on teach@playbassnow.com


February 9, 2010 @ 1:44 pm

what procedure would I have to go through to become a guest teacher on here? many thanks

MarloweDK said,

February 9, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Ive started to do one on one online lessons here: http://www.ashburymusichall.com/offerings/funk-rock-bass-marlowedk

Murdy said,

February 8, 2010 @ 11:26 pm

John Paul Jones’ basslines are absolutely fantastic.

JM4 said,

February 8, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

Favorite bass line song? Good Times. It´s simple, punchy and allows the rest of the band to lift off.

Marry28 said,

February 7, 2010 @ 11:14 pm

Hi guys, which is your favourite bass line song?

MarloweDK said,

February 7, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

There are 40 licks with regular notation and tablature, look at this example

isobar said,

February 7, 2010 @ 5:09 pm

Hi Thomas,have just registered with your excellent site. I’m tempted by your offer of 200 licks and am poised to donate. Before I do, can you tell me if all the licks come with reguloar notation transxriptions. I’m a reader so that would be really useful to me.
Many thanks,

MarloweDK said,

February 7, 2010 @ 4:50 pm

Yes, selected transcriptions are available Here


February 7, 2010 @ 2:30 pm


MarloweDK said,

February 7, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

Yes, isnt it great – now we just need Bassplayer mag in the US:-)

manny2k8 said,

February 7, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

I see that your great site gets a mention in Bass Guitar Magazine (Jan issue)

MarloweDK said,

February 7, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

Dont fret, there will ALWAYS be great pictures of my basses in the design, just need new streamlined organization of the content


February 6, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

yeah the basses are AWESOME!

soporific said,

February 6, 2010 @ 8:46 pm

I go with spookybonus.. keep the header with the basses! Great new lesson btw. Thanx!


February 6, 2010 @ 2:07 pm

wahooo! 500 posts!

MarloweDK said,

February 6, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

Today we reached 500 posts:)

MarloweDK said,

February 6, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

Speakin of bass images, dont forget to download desktop pictures here http://playbassnow.com/downloads/

spookybonus said,

February 6, 2010 @ 9:21 am

you should be sure to keep the header with the pics of your basses. it’s fantastic.

MarloweDK said,

February 5, 2010 @ 10:23 pm

Any wordpress theme designers out there? Could use a new template for playbassnow.com:)

MarloweDK said,

February 5, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

Read the latest newsletter here http://playbassnow.com/wp-content/plugins/meenews/frontManage.php?Showing=ShowNewsletter&NewsId=11

MarloweDK said,

February 4, 2010 @ 1:35 am

I did a simple 1 4 5 progression in that lesson

edde said,

February 3, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

He Marlowe,
How about a lesson on crowd control! I’m getting to popular thx to all your lessons 😉 But serious how about a progression on the lessons you did on major Triads? Or a ‘blues’ special? Just finished Friedlands book which is nice but I’m missing some theory in it. Oops I said sorry.

matt said,

February 2, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

thanks thomas, i’ll try that. i really appreaite your feedback – guitar pun intended;)

MarloweDK said,

February 2, 2010 @ 5:57 pm

90% of the note material is from the major or minor pentatonic scale , but the most import element is the making the variations in therhythm, compose your bass lines to different drumtracks in different tempos, get a sample cd with lots of loops and youll feel how the creativity will flow much easier

matt said,

February 2, 2010 @ 5:51 pm

hi thomas, i’m well into the fills already, i use your site everyday (thank you!) i guess what i was asking was more about the process you use to create basslines. Where you start from, etc.

MarloweDK said,

February 2, 2010 @ 5:37 pm

You can find many among the lick of the day videos, just search for “fill”

matt said,

February 2, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

hi thomas, i’d really love to see you do some posts where you go into your favourite licks or your ‘go to’ fills that you use a lot when you play. I’m trying to get an angle on how you conceive your basslines!!! A humble request….

stel1 said,

February 2, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

ok cool.transcriptions of your lesson are great thanx marlowe

kevinbassplayer said,

February 1, 2010 @ 11:57 pm

That is to say transcriptions of all of your lessons..

kevinbassplayer said,

February 1, 2010 @ 11:55 pm

Transcriptions of everything would be awesome!

MarloweDK said,

February 1, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

Thx for the donation:-) But I only do transcriptions of my own stuff

stel1 said,

February 1, 2010 @ 9:50 pm

Hey Marlowe am loving this site i just got your 200 licks some great stuff on there.how about hit me with your rythmn stick for a transcription.keep up the great work

chokej said,

January 30, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

ANTonio,ATOnio… ;D You won’t be disappointed, stay tuned and stay with WDbhood ;D

ANTonioTheBass said,

January 29, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

Hello There! I’m here to improve my skills so I hope I won’t be disappointed 😉

Nix said,

January 29, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

Hey Marlowe, my all time favorite is L112. Could you transcribe that one or do a new vid.

MarloweDK said,

January 29, 2010 @ 6:46 am

Thats right, i mean transcriptions of my lessons

spookybonus said,

January 29, 2010 @ 5:15 am

i may be wrong, but i think he means transcriptions of lessons he posted not songs by others

bbmagic said,

January 29, 2010 @ 4:49 am

As far as transcription requests, how’s about 100 years by Blues Traveler?

fingers61 said,

January 29, 2010 @ 12:47 am

Marlowe help a brotha out my daughter thinks she can sing and it is allways sade can you post something please

fingers61 said,

January 29, 2010 @ 12:43 am

is there someone who has something anything from sade

vseplesky said,

January 28, 2010 @ 10:04 pm

How about some Dave Matthews or Little Feat? And “You Can Call Ma Al”, including that pesky, half reversed solo

MarloweDK said,

January 28, 2010 @ 11:20 am

Im working on new transcriptions – any special wishes?

MarloweDK said,

January 28, 2010 @ 9:06 am

Yes, i took a music education, and got theory, reading, and other general musician/educator skills. But i always played like i do

spookybonus said,

January 28, 2010 @ 7:37 am

i was wondering what formal training you have had? are you a music major?

MarloweDK said,

January 27, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

Thx a lot:-)

fingers25 said,

January 27, 2010 @ 5:06 pm

Hey MarloweDK, this website is the business. I’ve been playing bass for over 30 years but I’ve learned some great stuff from here. I made a donation of $10, but that’s because I’m currently unemployed. When I get a job, I’ll make another bigger donation to help you keep up the good work. You’re a star :-) Thanks very much!!

MarloweDK said,

January 27, 2010 @ 9:37 am

Thx all:-)

bbmagic said,

January 27, 2010 @ 7:15 am

I just sent $40 your way to say thanks for the great site and service (the vids, mp3’s and tabs are a bonus!). Keep up the good work!

spookybonus said,

January 27, 2010 @ 2:32 am

i just got to lesson 160, it blew my mind, you are a monster!

stel1 said,

January 26, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

Hey man just recieved all the 200 licks they are really great and keeping me busy.thanks alot keep up the good work

zero.bassis said,

January 26, 2010 @ 7:57 am

Awesome !!!!

Nix said,

January 25, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

Hey Marlowe, Love the new look. Site is awesome. Quicktime version, excellent. Thanks a trillion.

toxikus said,

January 25, 2010 @ 12:01 pm

i have boss me20b, without this effect, so i have no chance to copy that:D

MarloweDK said,

January 25, 2010 @ 11:47 am

i got some stereo ambience in there too

toxikus said,

January 25, 2010 @ 11:24 am


the best:) but am unable to setup my effectpad to the same sound:/

Rysoke said,

January 24, 2010 @ 12:06 am

Thanks a BUNCH Marlowe! Best website ever!

Lunart said,

January 23, 2010 @ 2:51 pm

Your bass is hot ! =)

Blyss said,

January 23, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

@ Lunart you can see it here: Guest Teachers/ Blyss

Lunart said,

January 23, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

Where can we see the vid Blyss ?

MarloweDK said,

January 23, 2010 @ 10:12 am

Its the L174 http://playbassnow.com/bass-lick-of-the-day/em-pentatonic-fill-in-2-octaves/

Rysoke said,

January 23, 2010 @ 6:39 am

I really want to learn the lick in the homepage video that starts around 0:17!! Is this lesson on your website?!

Blyss said,

January 23, 2010 @ 5:11 am

Just finished ‘cording it. The vid is rendering now and will be up soon. hey – if it ain’t Bernard playing it then it’s just an imitation..no matter how good :-) . His groove was just bananas! :-)

DiMarco said,

January 23, 2010 @ 12:16 am

That bassline is actually from ‘Good times’ by Chic. Its been done on youtube loads of times but mostly WRONG. I’m hoping Blyss will enlighten us all 😉

Blyss said,

January 22, 2010 @ 11:51 pm

haha “Blyss” – ok, ok, ok Ill do it! lol. aw, I love you guys.

MarloweDK said,

January 21, 2010 @ 11:31 pm

Ask Blyss;-)

hooky said,

January 21, 2010 @ 8:30 pm

Hello, and thax for your great website. Could you play “rapper delight” for us?

MarloweDK said,

January 19, 2010 @ 8:29 pm

You might wanna start with this:

vseplesky said,

January 19, 2010 @ 7:17 pm

I love all your stuff. Could you do something on improvising through common progressions, like the I, IV, V? Your blues licks are helping me with my solos, but I have trouble make smooth transitions between chords.
Thanks for all your hard work

edde said,

January 18, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

What do you mean with loop? You can loop them easily in QT. Under view CMND-L

spookybonus said,

January 18, 2010 @ 12:10 pm


MarloweDK said,

January 18, 2010 @ 10:12 am

i experiment with different ads, but the are off again for now:)

spookybonus said,

January 18, 2010 @ 8:30 am

if i donate is there a way to remove the ads before the videos? i haven’t noticed them before today, now they seem to be before every video…a car commercial kills a groove

JimDep said,

January 18, 2010 @ 2:32 am

“what can you reccomend from your massive library. would like to find a structured way to navigate your vids.”

1) I think my approach will be to go through ALL the vids, from top to bottom and practice the techniques along with music theory.

2) Once through them I’m going to audition for Weather Report. : )

POPPEdk said,

January 17, 2010 @ 4:27 pm

super and very usefull site – tx

Patricio said,

January 17, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

Hey MarloweDK,
Like so many others, I love the youtube vids and the website. as a ‘plateau’ fighting player I find your teaching very helpful. especially love the old ‘beginning bass line exercise / lesson’. looking for more vids like this… what can you reccomend from your massive library. would like to find a structured way to navigate your vids. Thanks again. Patricio

SvN said,

January 16, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

Hi! About the loop, i guess you need a different player like on this website: http://www.slappyto.net/Cours/Voir-Cours.aspx?id=400

MarloweDK said,

January 16, 2010 @ 12:03 am

If you find out, then tell me how;-)

sanwin17 said,

January 15, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

I s there a way to create a loop in your videos?

Rust said,

January 13, 2010 @ 8:34 pm

hi marlowdDK, hi bass friends, i got a question about double thumbing: When you do a down stroke on a string, do you first of all hit it with the middle of the thump and than near the nail (up stroke)?
it´s not really clear to me. actually i got a good tone, but i´m not really sure, if im doing right 😉

by the way
i just freakin uv this site 😀

Murdy said,

January 13, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

Hey MarloweDK, are you planning on doing lessons on how to improvise and create bass lines? Thanks for your great site.

The Bucket said,

January 13, 2010 @ 1:18 am

Great, that’s what I’ve been doing, I’ll stick to it. Just to let you know, I’m aware vibe isn’t in a finger sequence. I just meant if it’s good enough for you……

MarloweDK said,

January 13, 2010 @ 12:39 am

The vibe isnt in some finger sequence;-) But for the record i usually rake when i end on the indexr, but if the last note on any given string is played with the midlle, then i dont rake but play the next note with the index. I play index, middle normally.

The Bucket said,

January 12, 2010 @ 11:01 pm

Yes it does sound good, and it feels really natural now. I just don’t want to limit myself. So do you end up raking in places? Or do you ever start the descending string with the middle finger? Sorry! I just need to know because your vibe is where I’m aiming for, amazing groove/funk/jazz stuff. Thanks!

MarloweDK said,

January 12, 2010 @ 10:40 pm

used to think alot about that too, but do whats natural, if it sounds good it is good

The Bucket said,

January 12, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

Hi Marlowe.

When playing descending lines do you try to avoid raking? I just read it’s best to avoid this. I spent ages making sure I always play the descending string with the index, and this is now causing me to rake on certain lines, any advice please?

MarloweDK said,

January 12, 2010 @ 1:03 am

Look under plhttp://playbassnow.com/category/playing-styles/other-picking-techiques/
i have some licks with thumb + 2 finger plucking

robertdfrazier said,

January 11, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

MarloweDK Thanks for the site. I have looked but have not found any exercises for using multiple fingers for plucking. Is there one and if not can you do one? Thanks

Stingray93 said,

January 11, 2010 @ 12:11 am

Hello Thomas aka MarloweDK, its obvious you have a heavy influence of funk in your playing. Your artistry is simply remarkable. It would be greatly appreciated if you would do a tutorial on “Portrait of Tracy” that being a bass standard. Thank you for your time and this extremely helpful site

Skybum33 said,

January 9, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

Happy new years Thomas, could you do “Are you in” by Incubus, it’s easy but I thought it would be very interesting to hear it played by you! Thanks, Skybum!

3tsb said,

January 8, 2010 @ 11:14 pm

Hello Thomas from Chicago. I’m going to by the RH450 was wondering if I should go with 2 2×10 or 1 2×10 and 1 2×12? Any thoughts?

stel1 said,

January 8, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

I have just joined the site recently and i am so impressed with the standard that is being taught.i have played with a pro band for 10 years but i felt i hit a rut.so god bless you all for this site.stel

ropesauce said,

January 8, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

love the random lick

MarloweDK said,

January 6, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

I use the builtin comp in my RH450 amp

brainlock1 said,

January 6, 2010 @ 5:06 pm

Do you use any compression in your rig and if so, what do you recommend? Thanks.

lac_br21 said,

January 6, 2010 @ 1:45 am

Mr.Thomas, you are the Man ! Happy New Year ! A Bunch of Tks !

scoleman28 said,

January 5, 2010 @ 5:28 pm

happy New year Big guy,Mark is it possible to get the transcription and tab to L284,I really like how you are moveing on that lick.

GMc123 said,

January 5, 2010 @ 8:14 am


I spent a lot of time searching youtube videos and online in general for bass guitar and honestly your stuff is the best I have come across so far. Keep it coming!!! Question: could you post some advanced solos or ideas on a few jazz standards?

MarloweDK said,

January 5, 2010 @ 7:23 am

Thx Jake, check your mail. And say hi to Pino for me too!:)

jakeherbaliser said,

January 5, 2010 @ 2:11 am

PS..I live in the next street to Pino Palladino!

jakeherbaliser said,

January 5, 2010 @ 2:10 am

Hi Thomas! I’ve just subscribed and made a donation too..After many hours following you on you tube I have made such progress with my playing, so thankyou! You really do have a great feel, as well as amazing technique…
Happy New Year

lac_br21 said,

January 4, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

Mr.Marlowe, u r the Man ! Hp Nu Yr !
A Bunch of Tks !

dkhymas said,

January 4, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

He Marlowe, dig your stuff. Its helped me allot. Have a great new year!

MarloweDK said,

January 4, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

Thx biken, same to you:)

bikenbass said,

January 4, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

Hi Thomas, happy new year, regards Mark

clarkeyjnr said,

January 1, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

Thomas: This site is excellent. Thank you for giving so much back to other aspiring musicians. I have ‘rediscovered’ my bass after a while….. Is there any chance of you showing us how to play some Meshell Ndegeocello. She is a very groovy lady. Her Bitter album has some beautiful acoustic bass work. I have spent most of today learning “and the beat goes on’. My fingers hurt but I can’t stop now!!!!

hizzoner said,

December 31, 2009 @ 9:55 pm

Happy New Year everyone(stil awhile until midnight here in Chicago)…hope for peace on Earth and that we all get a little (or in my case a lot) better…thanks MarloweDK again for all the knowledge..I like the link to you playing along to tunes too…adds another layer to the quest to learn…


Manuva said,

December 31, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

Happy new year to everyone!!!

MarloweDK said,

December 31, 2009 @ 10:42 am

And a happy 2010 to all of you :)

MarloweDK said,

December 31, 2009 @ 12:28 am

My only attempt on the “shout” stylehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K0QNnTSrpo. You should go to gospel bass sites for the proper instruction though

ropesauce said,

December 30, 2009 @ 11:48 pm

Thats the fast gospel bass walking.Search it on you tube,I think you could do a great lesson/riff/exercise on this.Thanks for all the inspiration MarloweDK

MarloweDK said,

December 30, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

Thx, but “shout and run”? No comprendo

toshiko said,

December 30, 2009 @ 3:14 pm

MarloweDK, I love you… lol… how about some ‘shout and run’ lessons? Huge thanks and props for all you do!

funkynette said,

December 28, 2009 @ 1:40 pm

happy new year and new basses to everybody!! LET’S GROOVE IT !!

74Ric said,

December 28, 2009 @ 4:30 am

De bass riddims are better than ever dis year with PBN! Wishing the bottom enders a very Happy Yule!

Nicholas Mason said,

December 25, 2009 @ 10:48 pm

Merry Christmas everyone!

jcbrotel said,

December 24, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

Wishin’ you all a very merry and bassy X-mas !

brainlock1 said,

December 22, 2009 @ 10:32 pm

Thanks so much for doing this! Can you tell me if you use any compression in your rig? If so, would you recommend anything in particular? If not, please tell us how you get such a consistent sound? Thanks again. Greetings from Kentucky!

Dallas852 said,

December 22, 2009 @ 10:22 pm

New to the site! can’t wait to start practicing!

BeanZ said,

December 22, 2009 @ 11:30 am

sweet!-i thought it sounded a little like his style

MarloweDK said,

December 21, 2009 @ 11:02 pm

Yess! He inspired me to do L264

BeanZ said,

December 21, 2009 @ 10:50 pm

anyone heard of Thaddeus Tribbet?

nickp44 said,

December 21, 2009 @ 8:45 pm

Hey Thomas, here’s a holiday lesson idea: bassline to “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses. .. great lines in there.

JimDep said,

December 17, 2009 @ 3:44 am

Greeting Thomasj, aka Marlow DK,

Who knows how good a bass player I’d be if I had access to your videos back in 1972. As a young teen, that’s the year I made a sound on a bass for the first time.
I’ve spent 2.5 decades as a full time pro and considered to be a pretty decent bass player by some respected musicians.
Someday, when I grow up I hope to be in your league.

Thanks for the lessons and inspiration.

Well, i made the first sound on a bass in 1975, and would also have loved the possibilities of today. But i think its more of the general evolution of the bassplaying itself, that makes it such a smorgasbord if you are starting out today. Of course to some , it can be a bit overwhelming. That said – in a band context – we play the same as we did 25 years ago. PS I sure hope you have grown up by now – unless you are the worlds oldest teenager;-)

andrewtlocke said,

December 15, 2009 @ 11:16 pm

oi! how bout some odd time signature demos and theory? simple, start with 5/4 and then move to 7/8.

boogiebass said,

December 15, 2009 @ 3:17 am

I’m diggin the Afro-Cuban grooves. I often come up with riffs similar in style. I had no idea there was a name for it.

B said,

December 14, 2009 @ 3:15 pm

Hi, I just registered! I like the sharing spirit of the site… Thanks a lot for what you do. I told all my bass students about the site but now they wanna take lessons with u!!! lol Take good care! B. (fr)

YLF said,

December 14, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

Hi All ! Just read the last Newsletter… this is an excellent idea to involve some guest teatchers… PlayBassnow is to become the Bass Alexandria , god save Marlowe the Great !!!

Just want to ask or suggest a lesson “how to set-up your gear to get proper sound (how to sound like XXX using a comp & equalizer)”. It’s hard to find on the internet some experienced infos about that. Hope this suggestion will find interest. Best regards.

CarlosJ848 said,

December 13, 2009 @ 4:20 am

My question is how do I receive transcriptions after a donation?
I send them via the email adress you have listed at paypal.com. But, some delay can occur since im doing it by hand, and im not online 24/7;-)

go4mo said,

December 8, 2009 @ 10:29 am

lovin it here – enough to donate ! :) the least i can do is offer some support back .. thanks for everything ..

appzguru said,

December 5, 2009 @ 6:31 pm

gudin translation: Hello, teacher!:) Greetings from Russia. Apriciate your lessons! (translated at my best knowledge)

gudin said,

December 5, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

Здравствуй, учитель!:)
Привет из России. Премся от твоих уроков!!!

zefonbass said,

December 4, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

Hey Marlowe this is the best site ever!! I went to practice and just started doing licks and scales that I have learned and the guys were like where the hell did you learn that..lol.. I will donate often. By the way can you do a lesson on how to play A chick from Corea?

BassDcypl said,

December 4, 2009 @ 5:03 pm

Happy Birthday Jaco Pastorius, you left us too soon! Thankfully we have Thomas for inspiration!

MarloweDK said,

December 4, 2009 @ 8:38 am

Lol, unfortunately not, but thx

Berman3313 said,

December 4, 2009 @ 5:04 am

Marlowe – any chance you’ll be entertaining at the Copenhagen conference on Global Warming? After all it is YOU who is playing all those HOT licks! :-) Seriously, I’ll bet Obama could get funky with some tunes you play for him. Thanks. Todd

Kona said,

December 3, 2009 @ 3:12 am

Lol “BassChic420”. Judging by that name, you’re my ideal lady XD

BassChic420 said,

December 2, 2009 @ 10:40 pm

Hi everyone, I’m new here but have visited on a few occasions and love being able to watch and learn. I’ve been playing bass for almost a year now, can finally play a few things, but feel I’ve come to a plateau, so to speak. In other words, I need more valuable instruction from the pros out there! I’ve had some instruction in school where I’ve learned to read music, a little theory, yada, yada, yada….Anything anyone can throw my way would surely be appreciated. Thanks fellow bassists!!!!

Marry28 said,

December 2, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

Thanks 74Ric, I’ll go!

74Ric said,

December 2, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

Marry, check PBN’s forum on this very question. http://playbassnow.com/bbpress/topic.php?id=46

Marry28 said,

December 1, 2009 @ 4:19 pm

Good option allthatjazzman. I’m open to other suggestions. All will be welcomed. Thanks

allthatjazzman said,

December 1, 2009 @ 9:06 am

Hey…I would recommend getting a used bass…maybe you could get a great deal. Good luck!

Marry28 said,

November 30, 2009 @ 8:50 pm

Thanks 74Ric but I would like to know if you or other members could recomend me some good basses because I can buy it by Internet too, so there’s no problem to find any bass guitars you would recomend me. I would welcome any suggestions. Anyway, thanks 74Ric.

74Ric said,

November 30, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

Go down to your local music store and play every bass in your price range they have. Take your time. One will stand out.

Marry28 said,

November 30, 2009 @ 4:29 pm

Hi guys, this site is awesome, congrats Marlowedk. I’m leraning a lot. I’ll buy a new bass guitar for Christmas and I’m gonna spend around 200€, which bass should I buy?

74Ric said,

November 29, 2009 @ 5:17 am

Get your finger technique down first Marry, then move on to the other techniques. JMHO

Marry28 said,

November 28, 2009 @ 5:04 pm

Thanks iamarobot, I’m new in the bass world, so any I help I get is welcome. I need to improve my slapping, it’s not very good. How I can leran it?

iamarobot said,

November 28, 2009 @ 1:22 am

*song titles by them.

iamarobot said,

November 28, 2009 @ 1:21 am

Hey Marry28…you are looking at THE website for cool bass lines. Although I havent been playing for long, I t helps me to listen to a track on some good speakers and try to find the notes they use in the song one by one. My favorites are…James Brown, Pink Floyd, Sublime, Bob Marley, The Smiths, Mayer Hawthorne…If you need some song titles by the shoot me an email.(iamarobot3030@gmail.com) Try to memorize some scales and play them along with a metronome. :)

Marry28 said,

November 26, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

Hi everyone, I’m 17 and I paly bass since 2 months ago. I need to know cool songs hat have good bass lines. Do you know anyone?

bassguru said,

November 26, 2009 @ 6:22 pm

subtle….ah that’s better, its all this stuff on here….

bassguru said,

November 26, 2009 @ 6:20 pm

I’m like a kid in a candy shop, cool licks, suttle tricks and some real eye candy in those basses.

iamarobot said,

November 22, 2009 @ 7:05 pm

hey MarlowDK…do you have any tabs for earth wind and fire? i love all of their tracks so any would be glorious.. :)thanks in advance…

DiMarco said,

November 21, 2009 @ 4:16 pm

Great stuff! Thanks! Tomorrow I’m picking up a Dolphin Pro I! This is SUCH a good day!!!

AdminMarloweDK said,

November 21, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

Forum link is now in main top menu

Roden said,

November 20, 2009 @ 11:52 pm

Dimarco- Playbassnow.com allready got a forum Link>Playbassnow user forum

DiMarco said,

November 20, 2009 @ 10:04 pm

The messages in here are getting longer and more convo-like. Maybe this place needs a forum Thomas? A chatbox like on the Warwick forums would also be pretty ace… Cheers, Marco

TfphoenixNL said,

November 20, 2009 @ 11:53 am

I wish there were more metal-bass tutorials :) Maybe I’ll sign myself up as Guest Teacher…

marloweDK said,

November 19, 2009 @ 3:59 pm

If you doublethumb for an hour just starting out, you are bound to get blisters. Take it easy – 20 minutes a day for a week. Its a limb workout

Rust said,

November 19, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

got a decent problem with the double thumb technique: i can just play about an hour before i have tio encounter blisters and other injureis at the middle of the thumb (down stroke). the skin at my nail just gets hardened, but even if´m not a slap “virgin” my thumb still does not stand it. any tips tricks, technique corrections?

mister2walker said,

November 16, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

Thanks for the feedback. Your friend is finding exactly the same as me. For me, it is the MusicMan Sterling HH 4. I’m reasonably sure that I’m not going to be in the doghouse for a while over $1600 US so I’m going for it!!

I did think it was really interesting on your comments about the Squire Jazz with the mods. I hear a lot of people talk about buying the MIM jazz and doing mods. Also, the HighwayOne model comes out about the same $$ as MIM + mods cause Fender seems to have looked into the mods (mainly bridge and pickups) and come out with one that does the same for a similar price point.

74Ric said,

November 16, 2009 @ 9:34 pm

mister2walker: you’re last post caught my eye. There’s a ‘syncratic’ orbit happening, sort of. I am forty something, and just recently also returning to playing bass again after a very long hiatus. Getting back to the groove (I use BackToTheGroove on other bass sites) and play a ’74 Rickenbacker 4001R, and just bought a Squier VM Jazz fretless (also bought a Hipshot bridge to replace the shitty stock bridge). It is a really GREAT deal for 330 CND + 130 for the special bridge (solid brass, black with gold saddles). Also recently nabbed a Fender Kingman acoustic-wonderful and handy to pick up and ‘plactice’. One of my oldest jamming buddies just bought the MusicMan -(his ’83 Ric 4003 has one of two truss rods broken, and neck pickup is kaput and was tired of the shitty stop-gap cheapo bass he used for gigs). So he played every bass in the store and after playing just two notes on the MM, he said “This is it! This is the sound I’ve been looking for!” He’s quite an experienced player. Its a 2k CND instrument but it was the perfect one. So there’s a comment for each of your comments, more or less. Go with your gut!

Tim E said,

November 16, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

Can anyone direct me to the play along to Back In Black? I can’t find it onYou Play Along.

mister2walker said,

November 16, 2009 @ 1:02 am

ok…hmmm…given the lack of response, seems like no one has any opinions on the foreign derivatives of traditional bass instruments (MIM Jazz vs American and such).

My goal is to purchase my next bass for the longer term. I tried out several different basses the other evening. Beyond a doubt, the MusicMan Sterling 4 string with dual pickups (humbuck rear and single front, 5 way switch) was the pick of the crop. The second place finisher was a Schecter Stargazer 4 (a bit like the classic Rick style). It was amazingly close and half the price.

When played against the Getty Lee and Marcus Miller jazz basses, there was no comparison in feel of the neck and tone variability.

I’m thinking 10 years out and am pretty certain that the Musicman will be the one that I look back and think “I sure am glad I paid that price”. But I appreciate any opinions.

I also notice that the Getty Lee and other newer Jazz instruments end up for sale in many cases. I hardly ever see a Musicman… I ‘never’ see a Rick.

So I figure as a 40-something getting back in the groove of bass in the second year, my price point is around $1000-$1500 US and MusicMan is my plan.

winterrr said,

November 15, 2009 @ 1:37 am

mister2walker said,

November 12, 2009 @ 3:14 am

Thomas et al,
Can you guys comment on how the lower-cost alternatives (MIM Fender Jazz and Sterling by MusicMan) hold up when you’ve played them beside the American Jazz and original Stingray? I’m like everyone else and in need to spend $600 as opposed to $1500 if possible on a next bass… your input is appreciated.

marloweDK said,

November 11, 2009 @ 11:31 pm

havent removed any loops, look under pages/downloads

Roden said,

November 11, 2009 @ 8:08 pm

Great site!

Wish i had this when i started out 5 years ago 😀

I rarly manage to do you licks note-note i allways tend to wander of doing other idéas that comes up while trying to follow :)

Greetings from Sweden!

CodeliuS said,

November 11, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

this s indeed a awesome stite! you had such great loops here once..made in band n the box i guess. where are they? 😀

marloweDK said,

November 11, 2009 @ 3:18 pm

Thx guys, glad you like the site:)

wolfman said,

November 11, 2009 @ 2:15 pm

Thomas you are simply great :)

funkynette said,

November 10, 2009 @ 10:17 pm

ciao people!

appzguru said,

November 9, 2009 @ 8:47 am

No problem :-) Appzguru suits me better haha

marloweDK said,

November 8, 2009 @ 6:55 pm

Ooops, we cant have false admins roaming around:-D Ill make you another account mr admin

DiMarco said,

November 7, 2009 @ 10:30 pm

Oh noes! it’s the ebil admin impersonator!!!

admin said,

November 7, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

I can’t believe i could register as admin lol!

BassDcypl said,

November 6, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

P.S. marloweDK’s link from the “recording with the pandora page, will lead you to the GCsite. Great now you can buy it AND help marloweDK out!

BassDcypl said,

November 6, 2009 @ 3:08 pm

If anyone is interested in the Pandora PX5, guitarcenter online has lowered the price from $249 to 184. Some of the other sites I’ve looked at still sell it at $249. I know that you can help out marloweDK by purchasing it through this site, but a $44 savings in this economy is a good thing.

MikeyMagoo said,

November 6, 2009 @ 7:05 am

the answer for the october 29th question got cut off hehe
Ahh, but the answer was to go to this page

74Ric said,

November 6, 2009 @ 4:38 am

For practicing with phones/canned drummer/effects: what are peoples thoughts on the PDX4 vs Digitech’s BP 50/80 or 200?

Twigg said,

November 4, 2009 @ 7:08 pm

Marlowe, I used to be the bass player for a band called N*E*R*D
and I just wanted to say I love the site! Thanks for sharing your passion for bass!

DiMarco said,

October 28, 2009 @ 10:42 pm

SNaz21, owning both a 4003 and a Warwick (different model – a thumb NT) I know they are entirely different beasts. Especially the string tension is way way way different. Do try both out but pick one carefully! Peace, Marco. BTW absolutely love your site Thomas!!! keep on the good work!

Boo Levard said,

October 28, 2009 @ 8:18 pm

Marlowe, could you show us some Barry SonJohn stuff please? Mwah…

The Bucket said,

October 28, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

Marlowe and people – have you checked out the Betty Davis track ‘Your Man My Man’? Larry Graham on bass! Top tune!

SNaz21 said,

October 27, 2009 @ 7:46 am

Hey, I’m saving up for a new bass, currently playing an Ibanez SoundGear and narrowed it down to either a Warwick Streamer or a Rickenbacker 4003, but can’tgo any further and need a pro’s opinion. Any thoughts? PS. All my respect goes to Mr. Marlowe, you sir are a visionary.

toshiko said,

October 26, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

greekbassman, go check out Thomas play “Cut the Cake” on his “You Play Along” website to check out some MarloweDK plectrum work. – search for “Cut the Cake” on the site.

greekbassman said,

October 24, 2009 @ 10:15 pm

hi there!newbie from greece.Great work and great help for all the beginners out there.I play bass with a pick.Could you possibly add a few more videos playing with a pick?Cheers mate…!

marloweDK said,

October 24, 2009 @ 5:10 pm

its from 71

BassDriverM said,

October 24, 2009 @ 4:37 pm

Ok,-and what kind of jazzbass is the red one,how old? Thanks for your answers!

marloweDK said,

October 24, 2009 @ 4:16 pm

To bassDriverM: thx for the thumbs up:-) The red jazzbass has stock pickups – and dont think the sounds is only in pickups – this bass sounds great acoustic and that is amplified by the pickups

BassDriverM said,

October 24, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

Hello MarlowDk,
now i found the button to write to you :-)
For me, you are one of the very best bass-players, i´ve ever heard. I studied a lot of basslines – you really play and sounds like the originals and on top,you can give the lines your personal note! Great! Also thanks for these great homepage and your playalongs!
One question: What kind of pickups and electr. you use in your red fender jazzbass? I like that sound!

grin said,

October 22, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

marlowe dk at last got myself a bass guitar. problem is i have no idea how to play it where do i start? Pls help!

Murdy said,

October 21, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

Haha yeah I got a Fender 60’s Jazz Bass, it’s brilliant.

FliZeR said,

October 20, 2009 @ 11:13 pm

Woohoo! First night with my new “Fender Jazz, American Deluxe bass”! Im in love ! =))

andrele73 said,

October 19, 2009 @ 11:28 am

Thanks, it sounds great!!!

marloweDK said,

October 19, 2009 @ 10:29 am

To andrele73: Sadowsky vintage tone preamp and stock pickups

andrele73 said,

October 19, 2009 @ 1:23 am

Of course, thank you for your web

andrele73 said,

October 19, 2009 @ 1:22 am

Hello, which pickups and preamp are you using in your Marcua Miller? Thanks

maj7th said,

October 18, 2009 @ 8:39 pm

nice website, thanks for all the lessons youre sharing

iceypath said,

October 18, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

this website is exactly what i have been looking for years!!!! thank you guys… its amazing

allan said,

October 18, 2009 @ 1:43 pm

Thank you for your high standard! Your are an example for us all!

guzguzman said,

October 17, 2009 @ 1:20 am

Incredible site and insight. I’m hooked.

rustystrings said,

October 15, 2009 @ 2:12 am

awesome site, thank you!

Andy said,

October 14, 2009 @ 4:54 pm

PX4D arrived today. Looking forward to raising my musical level!

DimON said,

October 14, 2009 @ 2:19 pm

marloweDK,you`re genious!! your skill is awesome.thanx

trinibassman said,

October 12, 2009 @ 2:28 am

hey relly great stuff,i’ve learned alot thanks man..bass rules!

hafsteinn said,

October 11, 2009 @ 6:55 pm

My favorite website by far!
Learning a lot :-)
Thank you!

BassDcypl said,

October 9, 2009 @ 4:21 pm

marloweDK, your creativity never stops!It is clear that you absolutely love what you are doing!!! Thank you so much for the constant inspiration.

marloweDK said,

October 9, 2009 @ 3:28 pm

You are most welcome:-)

stlemmy said,

October 9, 2009 @ 2:43 pm

marloweDK you are incredible i’ve learned more from this site than I have in a long time,thank you.

burak said,

October 9, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

marloweDK, u’re great..
thank you…

Rinoman said,

October 4, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

marloweDK, can you send me the tabs from your video of doublethumbing tutorial, please?

Btw, You rock =P

marloweDK said,

October 4, 2009 @ 1:08 pm

Thx jdixon, got it, transcriptions in the mail:-)

jdixon74 said,

October 4, 2009 @ 3:45 am

WOW MarloweDK you’re da bomb! Love the site! Will be donating here in a bit. Keep up the great work!

BeanZ said,

October 3, 2009 @ 8:16 pm

hello anyone there?

BeanZ said,

October 1, 2009 @ 5:22 pm


BassDcypl said,

September 25, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

TIP: As far as the commercials, there is a trick. Click on the ad, it will open a new window for the sponsor, close the window and the video will be ready to play. It won’t work well with slow connection speed.

marloweDK said,

September 25, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

Ah, you didnt specify, sure send me a mail and ill send the link

daveyboy said,

September 25, 2009 @ 7:27 pm

hmmm. ill keep loking. One more question. I donated (and will continue to donate, and got a link to some transcriptions, I think. would that work for the 100-200 or so lick downloads instead?

marloweDK said,

September 25, 2009 @ 7:13 pm

Did the wah pedal as a review for an english store, but the pedal itself is polish i think

marloweDK said,

September 25, 2009 @ 7:12 pm

Im also a webdesigner – helps when making bass sites;-)

daveyboy said,

September 25, 2009 @ 7:03 pm

Also, how do I get hold of one of the wowee wah pedals..Hard to find in U.S.

daveyboy said,

September 25, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

are you a full time musician? I figure if you cant make it, who can!?

marloweDK said,

September 25, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

Back at ya from Copenhagen:-)

daveyboy said,

September 25, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

:0( thats ok. As long as you keep up the great work, I will indeed endure! Worth it! Thanks for the inspiration. It is great when I peruse your site and find something fun to play!!! Hello from Pittsburgh!!

marloweDK said,

September 25, 2009 @ 6:38 pm

Well, the video overlay ads can just be turned off by the viewer, and the rest youll just have to indure;-)

daveyboy said,

September 25, 2009 @ 6:35 pm

AH, I see. Maybe if people donate, they can be Ad-free! That helps EVERYONE! ;0)

octavian said,

September 25, 2009 @ 4:58 pm

First, fantastic work here! You’ve really inspired to start playing with your licks and pushing my limits on technique. I “only” worked with walking bass lines in large bands (many years ago) and am having fun with this!

2) Ahhh…I’ll eat up too much space here. I’ll ask on the forum!

marloweDK said,

September 25, 2009 @ 6:37 am

No, havent tried that ric

bluescatt said,

September 25, 2009 @ 2:06 am

Marlowe; did you see or get to play the ric 4001 c64s its hot looking wondering how it sounds

marloweDK said,

September 24, 2009 @ 7:47 am

The ads helps to keep it free;-)

daveyboy said,

September 23, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

any way we can lose the commercials?

daveyboy said,

September 23, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

Your site is amazing. Bassplayers dont share riffs enough! This is great.

onebigtrip said,

September 23, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

PlayBassNow is the best bass resource on the net! Thanks for all the inspiration and selfless service to music!!! You Rock!

Smaz said,

September 22, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

Woohoo, shoutbox is back again! Good evening… :)

marloweDK said,

September 22, 2009 @ 3:55 pm

Feel free to comment:-)

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