The magic of the single note!

I remember several years ago when teaching a young Bass student, introducing him to the "Magic of the single note" when playing in 3/4 time. He didn't get it! He couldn't understand that one note played with the right dynamic, length and feel was far better for the waltz than many and that it would … Continue reading The magic of the single note!

To hell with the groove, play more solos!

My favourite band announcement was a good few years ago whilst playing at a dance in a (now closed) well known dancehall in Manchester. At the end of the evening, after quickstepping, waltzing and foxtrot ting our little hearts out for three hours ,the owner came on stage and said how great it was to … Continue reading To hell with the groove, play more solos!