This new “Keep It Groovy” lesson is here to provide you with insight and tips for picking up an instrument and determining if it’s right for you. Here are a few of the strategies that I use for determining whether or not I should invest in an instrument. I’ll do this whether I’m in a music store and testing basses or reviewing something that I’ve ordered online. It’s also a great way to see if instruments in your current collection need to undergo a bit of maintenance.
For acoustic or electric bass. English and Spanish text. Includes CD of either historic Cuban recordings or Carlos Del Puerto playing each exercise. Many transcriptions of complete bass parts for tunes in different Cuban styles – the roots of salsa. Written in standard notation. No Tab. Includes 2 audio CDs.
The latest in our series of reviews by Alastair Macaulay of the Philharmonia’s 75th anniversary year captures last night’s concert of unequals: Philip Glass and John Adams:. Philharmonia Orchestra and the Labèque Sisters; Glass and Adams 2021.x.22. by Alastair Macaulay. Forty-odd years ago, when Philip Glass’s music was still unknown...
Some early tributes to the Dutch master, who died yesterday, aged 92. Conductor Josh Weilerstein: I’ll never forget watching Bernard Haitink transform the sound of the New York Philharmonic in the span of about 4 minutes during a rehearsal of Bruckner 7. It was his first time back with the orchestra since the late 70s, and without saying a word other than “good morning,” the orchestra in his hands suddenly acquired a luminous glow that I had never heard before. Over the course of the next 90 minutes, he probably said no more than a few sentences, but it was as if the elusive magic of Bruckner’s music was being revealed more and more every minute.
This week we’re checking out an awesome bass by Steve McDonald Basses called the Reeder. Taking its cues from the classic SG shape, the body has an elongated top horn and forearm for more of an offset look. The strap button has also been moved from the body to the neck for better balance, McDonald explains.
It’s funny sometimes how things work out. Bill Sanderson didn’t set out to profile Louise Rowe. Bill had come across a handwritten history of the Longhorn Ballroom that Dewey Groom had given him back in 1977. As Bill put it, the pages were sitting in his “piling system.” Groom owned a record label and was a recording artist. He also owned and ran the Longhorn. So Bill got the idea to track down some of the folks who’d played the iconic joint and put together an oral history. Which is how he found Rowe, who he pretty quickly decided deserved her own treatment. She’s 89 now and lives in Hurst. How she got discovered as a teenager by Bob Wills and became one of the few Texas Playboys ever to wear a dress — well, I agreed with Bill’s assessment. His story appears in the October issue of D Magazine, and it went online today.
The Festival Opera has posted tragic news of the death of Emma Kerr, a young Scottish member of the chorus. Artistic director Stephen Langridge said: ‘Glyndebourne is a close-knit family, and the loss of Emma has been deeply felt across the whole company, in particular amongst her chorus colleagues. Many of us have beautiful memories of this outstanding young artist, on and off stage, and we hold these close as a constant inspiration as we continue making opera, the art form she excelled in and loved.’
Divine intervention, contact with the other side, ghosts. Whatever you call it, jazz guitarist Bruce Forman will tell you he doesn’t believe in it. Well, at least he used to definitely not believe in it. He is no longer so sure after reflecting on the genesis of his latest effort, Reunion!, which celebrates late jazz guitar legend, and Forman’s friend, Barney Kessel.
Cody Johnson has shared a new music video to go along with his tender ballad, “‘Til You Can’t.” The song is on the track list of his Human: The Double Album, which came out last week. Rascal Flatts bassist Jay DeMarcus is lending his name to a special new Donato’s...
The LSO music director has shared this treasured memory of the late Bernard Haitink with Slippedisc.com:. Bernard invited me to sit in the conductor’s box just over the Covent Garden pit to watch Carlos Kleiber conduct Otello. At one point in the first act he leant over to me and, pointing at Kleiber, said “I don’t know about you, but my studies are just beginning!”
INDIANAPOLIS — Beethoven and Black Thought. Dvorak and Dr. Dre. Ellington and Easy E. When Black Violin takes the stage, you're likely to hear all that and more. You say you haven't heard of Black Violin? Maybe you had just forgotten about their performance with Alicia Keys at the 2004 Grammy awards that helped launch their careers, or their star turn at the Kids' Inaugural Ball after President Barack Obama's re-election.
The barriers are slowly crumbling. The Austrian double-bassist Valerie Schatz won a trial year at the Vienna State Opera in June. She is now officially listed among the double-basses of the Vienna Philharmonic, the first woman ever to play in that section. Schatz, 24, will have to wait up to...
When Elvis Costello was promoting his last album, the eclectic “Hey Clockface,” in 2020, he told Variety, “The guitar songs I’ve written for are for another day,.” And now, it appears, that day is at hand.
Costello is announcing a new album that promises to go more full-bore into his rock ‘n’ roll side than he has in many years. “The Boy Named If,” coming out Jan. 14, 2022, will be his first album with EMI — set to be released through Capitol Records in the U.S. — and, perhaps more importantly to fans, sounds like it’ll be the first since...
Variety reports the death, aged 97, of Ginny Mancini, widow of the composer Henry Mancini. While Henry, whom she married in 1947, wrote Moon River and won four Oscars, Ginny founded the Society of Singers and endowed the principal flute chair at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, becoming a close friend of its incumbent Dennis Bouriakov, as well as James Galway and other instrumental stars.
Princess Charlene of Monaco shared some heartbreaking news as she continues to recover from an operation in South Africa. The 43-year-old royal revealed on Instagram that her beloved pet dog had suddenly passed away. Sharing a photo of herself and her pup taken last Christmas, Charlene wrote: "My little Angel died last night, she was run over. I will miss you so much, Rest In Peace [broken heart emoji]."
One mom had an eye-soapening experience when her toddler accidentally broadcast her live on Instagram while she was showering. Brianna Loos first shared the cautionary tale last month in a now-viral TikTok video. Loos, 31, of Rochester, New York, told TODAY Parents that she let her 3-year-old daughter, Emery, use...
Fat Trel's legal issues have certainly played a role in why he hasn't released much music in the past few years. The rapper was convicted in 2020 for possession of a ghost gun -- a firearm that lacks serial numbers. The rapper was hit with a two-and-a-half-year sentence and was ultimately released from prison earlier this month.
Eric and Donna are destined for divorce on The Bold And The Beautiful and newer fans want to know their history together and where it all went wrong. Donna Logan first started seeing Eric Forrester when he was still married to Stephanie Forrester. He then divorced his wife to be with Donna, but it seems he is headed for a second divorce.
Before leaving the stage after feeling unimpressed by the audience's energy, the 'Laugh Now Cry Later' rapper says that 'this s**t sound so bogus' and he doesn't 'even feel this s**t for real.'. AceShowbiz - Rapper Lil Durk is not afraid to leave a situation when he's not feeling it....