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17 Aug 2008, 15:55 by SkonrokkTag station: http://www.last.fm/listen/globaltags/Electric%20Bass or http://www.last.fm/tag/electric%20bass
This tag can be used to tag songs, artists, albums and performances that use the electric bass, both fretted and fretless.
The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; pronounced /ˈbeɪs/, as in "base") is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick.
The bass is similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, but with a larger body, a longer neck and scale length, and usually four strings tuned to the same pitches as those of the double bass, or one octave lower in pitch than the four lower strings of a guitar (E, A, D, and G). In order to avoid the excessive use of ledger lines, bass guitar is notated in bass clef an octave higher than the sound it makes. Like the electric guitar…
3 Jul 2008, 21:46 by msanthropeNevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis will release solo debut, "Zero Order Phase", on September 30 via Century Media
As a result of his invaluable contributions to NEVERMORE's trademark sound, Jeff Loomis has become one of modern metal's most recognizable guitarists and the source of many of the last decade's best riffs. Taking the classic techniques he learned from listening to legends like Jason Becker and Yngwie Malmsteen as a teen and applying his own ingenuity, he has managed to carve his own niche and create an instantly recognizable style. With the increased visibility, there has been a call by fans to record and release a solo album; an opportunity that has not presented itself with the busy schedule NEVERMORE has kept. Fortunately for those fans, the band has taken a well deserved break, leaving Loomis time to hit the studio himself to record ten blazing, instrumental metal tracks.
Robert Lang Studios played host to Loomis' first solo venture earlier this year with producer…
21 Jul 2007, 08:03 by temporalbassistSo I've rediscovered Daft Punk in the last week. Ever since I first heard DJ Shadow about four years ago, my push towards electronic music has grown quite a bit. Meeting Guitar Dave really let me see the beauty behind synthesizers, drum machines, and crazy music. It's helped me see music in a more free form way, and analyze bass from a more contemporary angle.
That's not to say I'm not listening to Michael Manring or Victor Wooten anymore, but the emphasis on bass virtuosity has taken a step behind creating music that is fun, interesting, and meaningful.
I don't really understand the lack of lyrical meaning in this day and age. Hell, even Madonna at least attempted her own form of social critique of women, and improving women's image--god only knows how that went. I think musicians could learn a lot from knowing more introverted people, and not giving into the social pressures of being famous and creating stale and lifeless music.
25 Apr 2007, 22:02 by SoloBassSteveWell, a year and a half on from my 'two hundreds club' post, we're onto the three hundreds club...
As a comparison, here's the previous list...
Jonatha Brooke - 312
Michael Manring - 261
Kris Delmhorst - 243
Julie Lee - 206
Bill Frisell - 205
Eric Roche - 205
Rise Kagona - 202
That was from Oct 2005.
Here's the current list of artists with over 300 plays -
Jonatha Brooke - 497
Bruce Cockburn - 469
Lobelia - 439
Steve Lawson - 430
Bill Frisell - 384
Michael Manring - 380
Kris Delmhorst - 368
Prefab Sprout -346
Juliet Turner - 311
Eric Roche - 310
Whos' new? Lobelia - fantastic singer/songwriter from the States that I toured with in Europe this March - we'll be recording together soon, and doing some dates in the US in May/June. She's fab.
Prefab Sprout - a favourite of mine for many years, I tend to go through stages of listening to LOADS of them. Wonderful stuffs.
Juliet Turner - amazing singer/songeriter from Northern Ireland, huge in Ireland, not as huge as she should be elsewhere. …
8 Jan 2007, 17:38 by FunkafonikHere's my list of favorite albums, listed by year of release, from 1990 to 1999.
These are general rankings of how I see them today and based on the Last.FM playcounts (2005-now) put through my formula:
Total of each Album's Song's (running time X playcount)
Album's Total Running Time
Thanks to MediaMonkey, that formula gives the Albums' REAL playcounts, taking every song's lenght/playcount into consideration. You'll see the result besides each albums, along with my 10* Rating, and total % these ratings give each Year.
Note that I haven't necessarily discovered and enjoyed all these albums on their released years, some I discovered years later. So these are also based on how important (to me) some of these albums were at the time.
(**) are the complete albums I was into at that time;
(*) are albums that contained only a few song(s) I was into or listened to;
and those without are albums I discovered years later.
11 Aug 2006, 21:54 by FunkafonikHere's my list of favorite musicians on every instruments worth mentioning in the context of "rock" music. My charts do give a good idea but since some bands have long songs and others have shorters, it can somehow skew the results a bit about showing my "real favorites".
Note that the Top 3 is pretty definitive but after that, the order tends to change all the time:
1) Steve Vai
2) Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme / Mourning Widows / DramaGods)
3) Virgil Donati (Planet X & On the Virg)
4) Michael Cretu (Enigma)
5) Stevie Ray Vaughan
6) John Williams
7) Don Ross
8) Jagori Tanna (I Mother Earth)
9) Ian Thornley (Big Wreck)
10) Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky & Chopin
1) Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
2) Virgil Donati (Planet X)
3) Neil Peart (Rush)
4) Mike Mangini (Extreme / Steve Vai)
5) Dennis Chambers
17 Dec 2005, 10:59 by Serpent_axed