The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast
If you’re a bassist — you’re in the right place. World renowned bassist and educator Scott Devine in conversation with some of the best and most well respected bass players around the world.
info_outline 139 - Finding Your Voice with Scott & Ian 09/24/2021
139 - Finding Your Voice with Scott & Ian 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.
info_outline 138 - Set Your Goals and Make Them Happen with Scott & Ian 09/17/2021
138 - Set Your Goals and Make Them Happen with Scott & Ian 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.
info_outline 137 - G.A.S Pt. 2 - Why Custom Guitars Are King with Scott & Ian 09/10/2021
137 - G.A.S Pt. 2 - Why Custom Guitars Are King with Scott & Ian 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?
info_outline 136 - G.A.S: It’s a Thing with Scott & Ian 09/02/2021
136 - G.A.S: It’s a Thing with Scott & Ian 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.
info_outline 135 - In Conversation with Robert ‘Bubby’ Lewis - What It Is 08/26/2021
135 - In Conversation with Robert ‘Bubby’ Lewis - What It Is 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.
info_outline 134 - The Changing World of Artist Endorsements with Scott & Ian 08/19/2021
134 - The Changing World of Artist Endorsements with Scott & Ian 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…
info_outline 133 - How to Handle Your Haters with Scott & Ian 08/12/2021
133 - How to Handle Your Haters with Scott & Ian In this episode of the podcast, Scott and Ian talk about hate and criticism on the internet. Why do people vent such toxic opinions online? And how do you react when people leave angry comments on YouTube, or tweet negative things about you? In this episode we find out who these anonymous ‘internet warriors’ are, and how to put your haters to good use.
info_outline 132 - How Social Media is Changing Music with Scott & Ian 08/05/2021
132 - How Social Media is Changing Music with Scott & Ian After some amazing feedback, we were finally motivated to take the plunge and start a podcast! And if you have been keeping up with SBL over on YouTube or Instagram lately, you will already know that I have been absolutely obsessing over the bass exploits of Ian Allison. So, I thought I'd better get him on the podcast too! For our first solo episode, we are going to be speaking about one of the most frequently asked questions I get - how to stay on track with social media.
info_outline 131 - In Conversation with Darryl Jones - Synchronicity 06/30/2021
131 - In Conversation with Darryl Jones - Synchronicity After more than 50 years together, the Rolling Stones remain one of the biggest live acts in the world. And for bassist Darryl Jones, his audition in 1993 led to a steady gig, touring and playing on just about everything they have recorded since. Jones, who spent most of the ’80s as the go-to bassist for the likes of Sting and Madonna, started his career on the South Side of Chicago and actually cut his teeth with Miles Davis. In this interview, Jonathan Herrera catches up with Darryl to find out what life is like in the world’s most rocking’ rock band.
info_outline 130 - In Conversation with Stu Hamm - Just Outside of Normal 05/05/2021
130 - In Conversation with Stu Hamm - Just Outside of Normal Throughout his career, Stu Hamm has pushed the technical boundaries of the bass guitar, firmly establishing himself as one of the most influential electric bassists of the past half-century. In the late ‘80s he redefined the limits of slap and tap techniques - there are some great examples on his debut album Radio Free Albemuth. In this interview, the sometimes Joe Satriani and Steve Vai sideman delivers a solid look beneath the surface of his career.
info_outline 129 - In Conversation with John Patitucci - Line by Line 03/17/2021
129 - In Conversation with John Patitucci - Line by Line John Patitucci needs no introduction from us - this man is bass legend! And who would argue. John’s career has seen him emerge as one of the most accomplished and adventurous bass players of his generation. In this interview he tells Jonathan Herrera about the life-changing moment of hearing James Jamerson for the first time, how he came to pick up the 6-string electric bass, and what it felt like playing with Chick Corea. You’re also going to hear an exclusive performance from John and guitarist Yotam Silberstein.
info_outline 128 - SBL Interviews: All the best bits so far… Part 4 - Getting The Gig 01/13/2021
128 - SBL Interviews: All the best bits so far… Part 4 - Getting The Gig If you live for live music and you’re climbing the walls waiting to get back out there gigging, we’ve got your back. In this interview we’re delving back into the SBL archives to find out how some of the world’s top bass players actually got their gigs, what you should expect from an audition and why your social skills are often WAY more valuable than having great chops.
info_outline 127 - SBL Interviews: All the best bits so far… Part 3 - Practice like the Pro’s 11/25/2020
127 - SBL Interviews: All the best bits so far… Part 3 - Practice like the Pro’s The best bass players spend hours practicing on their own. Find out what you can do away from the stage to fine-tune your skills as we take a timely look back on the idea of practice as seen by the likes of Billy Sheehan, Jeff Berlin, Victor Wooten and more as we delve back into the SBL interview archives.
info_outline 126 - SBL Interviews: All the best bits so far… Part 2 - Bass Gear 10/07/2020
126 - SBL Interviews: All the best bits so far… Part 2 - Bass Gear We delve into our interview archives once again to look back on some of the blockbuster moments with the biggest names in bass, such as the time Scott interviewed Tim Lefebvre and got the lowdown on his insane pedalboard. Or when he sat down with Henrik Linder at the end of 2018 after his knock out set at the London Bass Guitar Show.
info_outline 125 - SBL Interviews All the best bits so far - Part 1 - Why the Bass 08/26/2020
125 - SBL Interviews All the best bits so far - Part 1 - Why the Bass In this week's video we’re taking a look at some of the best interview moments so far…
info_outline 124 - In Conversation with Bryan Beller - You Know What…? 07/15/2020
124 - In Conversation with Bryan Beller - You Know What…? Still holding the bass chair with Joe Satriani as well as his own power trio, The Aristocrats, in this week's interview we sit down with Bryan Beller.
info_outline 123 - In Conversation with Jeff Berlin - High Standards 06/10/2020
123 - In Conversation with Jeff Berlin - High Standards There is no other bass player on earth like Jeff Berlin. Since he first emerged on the electric bass in the 1970s, Jeff has worked with a who’s who of jazz icons including Tony Williams, Allan Holdsworth, Gil Evans, George Benson, Dave Liebman AND the Brecker Brothers.
info_outline 122.5 - In Conversation with Jack Frisch - Studio Stories from NYC 05/13/2020
122.5 - In Conversation with Jack Frisch - Studio Stories from NYC In today’s interview we sit down with Jack Frisch as he recalls his encounters with Jaco Pastorius in the mid ‘80s.
info_outline 122 - In Conversation with Tom Kennedy - Bass Comes First 04/22/2020
122 - In Conversation with Tom Kennedy - Bass Comes First In this week’s interview I’ll be sitting down with bassist to some of the most influential jazz artists of the past few decades; Tom Kennedy.
info_outline 121 - In Conversation with Derrick Hodge - The New Groove 03/11/2020
121 - In Conversation with Derrick Hodge - The New Groove In this week's interview I talk to Derrick Hodge, bassist for the likes of Jill Scott, Q-Tip, Terence Blanchard and, of course, the Robert Glasper Experiment.
info_outline 120 - In Conversation with Jon Button - Next Generation 01/29/2020
120 - In Conversation with Jon Button - Next Generation Jon Button is the bass powerhouse behind one of the most gargantuan bands in rock history; The Who.
info_outline 119 - In Conversation with Tim Lefebvre - Badass Bass 12/18/2019
119 - In Conversation with Tim Lefebvre - Badass Bass Having provided the low end for Wayne Krantz, Bryan Adams, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Donny McCaslin, The Late Show, Knower and Empire of the Sun over the years, an invite to record on David Bowie’s spellbinding Blackstar album transformed Tim Lefebvre’s career path and artistic freedom overnight.
info_outline 118 - In Conversation with John Ferrara - Consider The Source 11/13/2019
118 - In Conversation with John Ferrara - Consider The Source Expanding upon some of the technical concepts firmly established by the likes of Michael Manring, Victor Wooten and Doug Wimbish, John Ferrara is pioneering a non-traditional approach to the electric bass that incorporates two-handed tapping and some pretty extensive explorations with effects.
info_outline 117 - In Conversation with George Porter Jr. - Funkify Your Life 10/02/2019
117 - In Conversation with George Porter Jr. - Funkify Your Life Having inspired a generation of bass players to try and master Cissy Strut, George Porter Jr.’s bass playing remains as funky as ever.
info_outline 116 - In Conversation with Matt McJunkins - A Perfect Circle 08/21/2019
116 - In Conversation with Matt McJunkins - A Perfect Circle So you want to play in a rock band? In this interview bassist Matt McJunkins offers up his advice for breaking onto the scene.
info_outline 115 - In Conversation with Andres Rotmistrovsky - From Buenos Aires to Berklee 07/17/2019
115 - In Conversation with Andres Rotmistrovsky - From Buenos Aires to Berklee In this interview Scott meets a master of the extended-range bass, Andres Rotmistrovsky, who did time at Berklee with the legendary Matt Garrison!
info_outline 114 - In Conversation with Sharay Reed - Gospel Chops 06/05/2019
114 - In Conversation with Sharay Reed - Gospel Chops In this interview I talk with Sharay Reed; a vital force within the international music scene with an impressive resume.
info_outline 113 - In Conversation with Michael League - Snarky Puppy 04/24/2019
113 - In Conversation with Michael League - Snarky Puppy In this interview Michael League lifts the lid on his musical education, including his time at North Texas State, the conception of Snarky Puppy and his lifelong love of groove music.
info_outline 112 - In Conversation With Billy Sheehan - Get Ready to ROCK! 03/13/2019
112 - In Conversation With Billy Sheehan - Get Ready to ROCK! In this interview I talk to Billy Sheehan about his unbelievable career (and his monstrous bass chops!)
info_outline 111 - In Conversation with Sheldon Dingwall - Dingwall Guitars | The Life and Times of Sheldon Dingwall 01/30/2019
111 - In Conversation with Sheldon Dingwall - Dingwall Guitars | The Life and Times of Sheldon Dingwall In this interview I caught up with Sheldon Dingwall to talk fanned frets and get the low-down on a killer Dingwall model, the D-Bird.