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114 - In Conversation with Sharay Reed - Gospel Chops

The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

Release Date: 06/05/2019

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

The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

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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138 - Set Your Goals and Make Them Happen with Scott & Ian show art 138 - Set Your Goals and Make Them Happen with Scott & Ian

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How often do you set goals for yourself? Maybe you want to learn a new song in time for band practice this week. Or you want to self-fund your debut album and go on tour. It’s part of the mindset that makes you a musician. So what do you want to achieve in the next 12 months? Here’s what you need to know.

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137 - G.A.S Pt. 2 - Why Custom Guitars Are King with Scott & Ian show art 137 - G.A.S Pt. 2 - Why Custom Guitars Are King with Scott & Ian

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So you’ve spent days walking around your favorite guitar shop and picking up standard issue basses hanging on the wall, but sometimes it’s simply not worth waiting for ‘the one’ to appear by chance. In this episode Ian and Scott explore the idea of getting a custom made instrument. What would you go for if money were no object?

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136 - G.A.S: It’s a Thing with Scott & Ian show art 136 - G.A.S: It’s a Thing with Scott & Ian

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You’ve seen the bass you want, and only this bass can bring true happiness. But seriously… The chances are you’re suffering from Gear Acquisition Syndrome, a condition commonly referred to as G.A.S. A quick look at the tabs on your browser, or dip into your search history – Sweetwater, Reverb.com, eBay, Craigslist etc. – will present all the signs. In this episode Ian and Scott explain what it is, how you already have it and why that’s no bad thing.

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135 - In Conversation with Robert ‘Bubby’ Lewis - What It Is show art 135 - In Conversation with Robert ‘Bubby’ Lewis - What It Is

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Robert ‘Bubby’ Lewis is a creative force on the electric bass. His sheer speed, fluidity and conviction is awesome, but he can also groove, with uncanny endurance on ridiculously uptempo tunes. Bubby started out playing in his father’s church at age 14, and soon made a name for himself around his hometown of Flint, Michigan. Bubby was later hired by Snoop Dog (on the recommendation of Andrew Gouche) and has since gone on to work with the likes of Dr. Dre, Lupe Fiasco, Kim Burrell, The Clarke Sisters and AI.

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134 - The Changing World of Artist Endorsements with Scott & Ian show art 134 - The Changing World of Artist Endorsements with Scott & Ian

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What would you do if a major guitar company offered you an endorsement deal? Many people would jump at the chance, thinking it’s their ticket to becoming a proper bass guitar icon. But if you don’t know what you’re getting into, an artist endorsement might not feel like a win for all involved. Speaking of which…

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In this interview I talk with Sharay Reed; a vital force within the international music scene with an impressive resume.