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

The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

Release Date: 03/24/2022

177 - Are Bass Solos Over? show art 177 - Are Bass Solos Over?

The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

We’ve all had that moment when we hear a huge sounding bass solo for the first time, and it just blows us away. We’re talking Cliff Burton on Metallica’s Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth), Jaco with Weather Report or Flea with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Bass solos might be less fashionable than they were a generation ago, but they still draw us in every time. In this episode Ian and Scott talk you through all you need to know.

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176 - From Boston To Berklee with Oscar Stagnaro show art 176 - From Boston To Berklee with Oscar Stagnaro

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An integral part of Paquito D’Rivera’s band for many years, Oscar Stagnaro has been a Professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1988. He’s been largely responsible for the school’s development of Latin education, and in today’s episode he tells Scott about his move to the US and his Surf Rock roots.

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175 - New Bass Day show art 175 - New Bass Day

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Whether it’s your very first bass, or another one to add to your collection, buying a new axe should always be an exciting time. Regardless of whether you got a new bass yesterday or 50 years ago. Today, Ian and Scott come together to celebrate a ‘New Bass Day’ for Ian, and discuss some of their newly found bass heroes.

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174 - Making Money as a Musician show art 174 - Making Money as a Musician

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The sheer number of different revenue streams available to musicians is higher than it’s ever been in the past. But do you really need god-like knowledge to kickstart your career and grow an income as an artist? In this episode Ian and Scott tackle the topic of how to make money with your music.

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173 - 4 string vs 5 string. Which is Better? show art 173 - 4 string vs 5 string. Which is Better?

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5-string basses seem more popular than ever…so what’s all the fuss about? If you’ve been thinking about getting a 5-string, or maybe even a 6-string bass or beyond! There are a few things that are worth considering. In this episode Scott and Ian discuss the pros and cons. Who knew that adding an extra string could complicate things so much?

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172 - Should You Stop Listening to Jaco? show art 172 - Should You Stop Listening to Jaco?

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Jaco Pastorius is arguably the most ground-breaking electric bassist in history, and at some point we’ve all been propelled to chase down a way to get that sound! But have you ever worried about becoming just another Jaco-alike bass player? In today’s episode Ian and Scott discuss whether it’s time to stop listening to the greatest bass player who has ever lived.

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

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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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