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149 - The 10 Commandments to Keeping the Gig with Scott & Ian

The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

Release Date: 12/03/2021

171 - Are wedding gigs a CURSE? show art 171 - Are wedding gigs a CURSE?

The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

Dodgy sound, meddling relatives, DJs who talk too much – every band has had bad wedding gigs and each one presents different annoyances and challenges to try and overcome. Yet weddings are still such a great way of earning an income for musicians. In today’s episode Ian and Scott talk you through all you need to know.

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170 - Scott's Journey With Focal Dystonia with Scott & Ian show art 170 - Scott's Journey With Focal Dystonia with Scott & Ian

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Scott always gets asked the same two questions: 'Why do you wear the glove?!' and 'Should I try wearing one?' He hasn’t always wanted to tell the full story, but he wants to tell it to you now. In today’s episode Scott reveals some of the key hurdles that he’s had to overcome as a result of a condition called Focal Dystonia, and the rehabilitation process that got him back to playing bass!

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169 - Does Your Bass AMP Even Matter? With Scott & Ian show art 169 - Does Your Bass AMP Even Matter? With Scott & Ian

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What a stupid question, right? As bass players, there are few things more satisfying than pulling the trigger on a new bass, but would we be better served expanding our amp collections instead? Will a new amp really make your bass sound any better? In today’s episode Ian and Scott talk you through a couple of different viewpoints that will help you determine how you might spend your hard-earned money. A new bass, or a better amp?

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168 - A New Way to Play: In Conversation with Charles Berthoud show art 168 - A New Way to Play: In Conversation with Charles Berthoud

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Charles Berthoud has enjoyed a rapid ascent to bass stardom largely thanks to the success of his YouTube channel (Charles currently has more than 1,000,000 subscribers, 40,000 TikTok followers and 107,000 following him on Instagram). But it’s not all about stats on social media; his virtuosic bass chops and his battles with fellow YouTuber Davie 504 continue to push the role of the bass forward. In this interview Charles sits down with Jonathan Herrera to talk about his time at Berklee, his early recollections of Victor Wooten and the power of social media.

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167 - Has Being A PRO Musician Changed FOREVER! With Scott & Ian show art 167 - Has Being A PRO Musician Changed FOREVER! With Scott & Ian

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Social Media continues to revolutionize just about everything we do - and the music industry is no exception. But one question has so far gone largely unanswered - can you still succeed without a huge following on social media? In today’s episode Ian and Scott share some pros and cons of the rise of social media.

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166 - Does Gear EVEN MATTER! With Ian show art 166 - Does Gear EVEN MATTER! With Ian

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Every bass player dreams of finding that perfect instrument, but does gear really matter? Will it get you a better gig? Or help you to become a better bassist? It’s a question that often causes a bit of a stir in the online bass community. So in this episode, Ian Allison delves deeper into when, and if, gear really matters.

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165 - When Should You QUIT The Day Job? With Scott & Ian show art 165 - When Should You QUIT The Day Job? With Scott & Ian

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Is there ever a ‘right time’ to quit your day job and follow a full-time career in music? Being a professional musician sounds amazing, but can you really make enough money? And what if it just gets old like any other job? If you are already asking yourself these questions, then you’ve probably decided that one day you want to change your life and follow a career in music. In today’s episode Scott and Ian run through some of the key things to consider before quitting your desk job.

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164 - Why Is JAZZ So SCARY? (And Who Cares?) with Scott & Ian show art 164 - Why Is JAZZ So SCARY? (And Who Cares?) with Scott & Ian

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It’s understandable when casual music fans have no idea what’s going on in jazz. No other genre divides people so greatly – but why? If you’re outside of the jazz circle looking in, wondering why it can be so intimidating, then this episode is for you.

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163 - GET. YOUR. SH!T TOGETHER With Scott & Ian show art 163 - GET. YOUR. SH!T TOGETHER With Scott & Ian

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In today’s episode Ian and Scott share some great tips that will help streamline your bass playing roadmap. Want to manage your time better? Organize your brain space? Or make some literal space in your studio? Here’s how fine-tuning your workflow can help get you there.

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162 - P Basses Vs. J Basses. Which Is Best For You And Why. With Scott & Ian show art 162 - P Basses Vs. J Basses. Which Is Best For You And Why. With Scott & Ian

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So, you’re wondering what the differences between a Fender Jazz and a Fender Precision really boil down to, right? They might have come off the same drawing board, but if you think they sound the same, you're wrong. They probably feel the same to play? Wrong again. In today’s episode Scott and Ian try to settle a debate that’s raged on for decades.

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Congratulations! You nailed the audition and you got the gig. Now the real work starts! Although there’s no substitute for mastering the set list, being part of a successful band requires more than hitting the right notes. Just like you did your homework before the audition, there are some concrete steps you can take to make sure you stick around for the long haul.