Happy Song for bass!

Jesse

Jesse

Howdy!

I finally had some spare time to make you a full score of Happy Song’s bass lines! I made both, notation and tabulatures and you can download them in the end of this post! I chose Happy Song because it has all the basic punk-bass habits going on in there… really fast syncopated picking, some melodic lines and holding the bottom of the song. This might be my favorite bass track I have recorded in years and I really wanted to share it with you all! […] Read more!

Hard-working musician or hardly working?

Jesse

Jesse

Hi Y’all!

I haven’t really talked about me trying to “make my living” as a professional musician. Sometimes I think it might affect a little bit on my credibility as a “rock-musician” when I play wedding gigs and party gigs with my suit on. Or when I teach kids in elementary school and try to act like a grown up teacher! Haha, Imagine THAT! 🙂

Well, I am really blessed that in Madcraft the guys are super-understanding and positive about these things! […] Read more!

New bird!

Jesse

Jesse

Ok! The guys have been talkin’ for a while now to get me on Twitter. So I finally had to do it!

I didn’t do it years ago ‘cos I always thought that Twitter would be only a “simplified Facebook”. But now that I have used it for couple days, I can see the bigger picture behind it. Actually “re-tweeting” is a fun way to share things. Thanks to the sharing system many people get connected, and can see all those re-tweeted updates. […] Read more!

Recording bass

Jesse

Jesse

Yesterday we were recording basses for new song we are making at the moment. Last time we recorded bass Tom really liked the sound of my ESP Amaze Deluxe 5-string bass, so it was no brainer that I took it with me this time also! Here’s a little bit about the gear we used when we recorded the bass!

ESP Amaze DLX 5 BLKTQ

ESP Amaze 5-string in Black Turquoise color!

I don’t usually use 5-string basses with Madcraft, but this one has really nice sound when recording. […] Read more!

Bass sounds!

More bass-related stuff? Hell yeah!

Jesse

Jesse

So, here we go again! I would like to talk about some great bass sounds on punk/pop music. Last time I talked about basses and now I will make you listen to them!

 

1. Mark Hoppus / Blink 182

Surprise? I think Mark’s sound is one of the most iconic pop/punk sounds out there. Really bright and clear sound that sticks out from the bands mix really easily. Notice also how Mark plays chords almost all the time just to support the bands overall sound. […] Read more!