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142 - Does Motivation Even Exist? With Scott & Ian

The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

Release Date: 10/15/2021

148 - The 10 Commandments to Getting the Gig wtih Scott & Ian show art 148 - The 10 Commandments to Getting the Gig wtih Scott & Ian

The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

For any aspiring bass player, playing live is one of the best ways to really level up. But isn't getting a gig really hard? Getting your first gig needn't be difficult if you follow the ten commandments laid out in this episode. With these ten tips you’ll have the knowledge and resources to take the stage in no time!

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147 - The Gig Triangle with Scott & Ian show art 147 - The Gig Triangle with Scott & Ian

The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

Ever heard of the gig triangle? The idea is to use three characteristics (good pay, great songs and the hang!) to help figure out what works and what doesn't work for any particular gig. So, how balanced is your gig triangle? Are you hitting 3 out of 3?  In this episode Ian and Scott explore what might be holding you back.

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146 - Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Effects Pedals with Scott & Ian show art 146 - Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Effects Pedals with Scott & Ian

The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

The search for the perfect bass sound has taken bass-kind from the swamps of analog fuzz to today’s age of digital ‘perfection’. In today’s episode Scott and Ian examine the main types of multi-fx and chart the unstoppable rise of the stomp box. Enjoy the episode!

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145 - The Ups and Downs of Family Life as a Musician with Scott & Ian show art 145 - The Ups and Downs of Family Life as a Musician with Scott & Ian

The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

How many times have you wished there were more hours in the day? Demanding gigs, impossible workloads, 24/7 email and social media – no wonder so many musicians struggle to make the shift back to family time. In this episode Scott and Ian offer up their advice for striking a balance between your day-to-day life and your life as a musician.

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144 - Groove Vs Chops (which is more important?) with Scott & Ian show art 144 - Groove Vs Chops (which is more important?) with Scott & Ian

The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

In this episode Ian and Scott address the age old question. Groove or Chops? If you’re in team groove then you’ll swear by keeping things simple. But let’s not kid ourselves, players with awesome chops are what got us into bass playing in the first place! Let’s dive into both sides of the argument.

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143 - In Conversation with Jacob Collier - Raising the Bar show art 143 - In Conversation with Jacob Collier - Raising the Bar

The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

A Grammy-winning vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Jacob Collier became an internet sensation in the early 2010s with his split-screen cover version of Stevie Wonder’s Isn’t She Lovely, in which multiple Colliers appear in intricate a cappella harmonies. Since then, Jacob has signed with Quincy Jones’ Management Company, given TED Talks and appeared in NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series, played with Pharrell Williams at Coachella and has even helped Hans Zimmer finish a film score. In this interview, Scott gets the backstory on the creativity behind his incredible musicianship.

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142 - Does Motivation Even Exist? With Scott & Ian show art 142 - Does Motivation Even Exist? With Scott & Ian

The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

Have you ever felt motivated to do something, but then you never actually did it? The truth is, everyone goes through periods where they have no motivation to do anything, but getting yourself out of your rut doesn’t have to be a huge project. In this episode, Ian and Scott talk about motivation. What it is and how it can supercharge your bass playing.

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141 - The Fear of Being Fired with Scott & Ian show art 141 - The Fear of Being Fired with Scott & Ian

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So you’ve been busy practicing. You’ve got a few songs under your belt that don’t suck, and now you’re ready to show the world what you've got. But whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, we all experience that little voice in our heads that says we are going to fail miserably. So, what can you do?

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140 - Pro Tips for Better Practice with Scott & Ian show art 140 - Pro Tips for Better Practice with Scott & Ian

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Wouldn’t it be nice if you could allocate your practice time without feeling overwhelmed by technical exercises that bore you to death and make you dread touching the bass. In this episode Ian and Scott share their top tips for making the most out of your routine.

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139 - Finding Your Voice with Scott & Ian show art 139 - Finding Your Voice with Scott & Ian

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When it comes to discussing the history of the bass guitar, nearly all of our bass heroes sounded unique. So how do you tap into your own inner voice? Today’s episode begins with Ian’s love of Star Wars and ends with Scott offering up his advice to help you on your own path toward developing your sound.

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Have you ever felt motivated to do something, but then you never actually did it? The truth is, everyone goes through periods where they have no motivation to do anything, but getting yourself out of your rut doesn’t have to be a huge project. In this episode, Ian and Scott talk about motivation. What it is and how it can supercharge your bass playing.