Phil Wain – the comeback!

  OK, fingers crossed this carpal tunnel thing is under control. My doctor wants me to start gigging now to see how it goes. She’s reviewing it in November. I play with no ill effects nowadays though I sometimes get the symptoms when I sleep. I’ confident. I’m now starting to think of the whole […]

What Doug Did – my article on Doug Rauch for Notreble

I was delighted when the lovely people at No Treble agreed to publish an article on the late, great Doug Rauch, one of my favourite players and a relatively unsung musical force. Here’s what some other guys had to say about Doug: Jeff Berlin: “… another slap bass player who would have been as big […]

My Left Hand

August 30th So happy now after last night. I played bass for a ninety minute rehearsal and a full church service at All Souls Langham Place. Feeling good..very thankful for all the advice, help, encouragement and prayers I’ve received! Full report at August 24th About to make my comeback. I’m playing with no ill […]

Diagonal Scale and Arpeggio Patterns

OK, you should know your scales and arpeggios in many patterns if you play bass but during a lesson with Steve Billman, he noted that often you find yourself quickly ascending across the strings and then running up and down the G string. Steve had adapted some ideas that Frank Gambale had about playing diagonally […]

Philwbass – NoTreble Contributor

I started doing some CD reviews for the NoTreble website. It’s an enjoyable exercise: I get to listen to some great music and try to improve my writing. NoTreble is a great resource for bassplayers: videos, lessons, reviews, news, interviews and articles about a wide spectrum of bassists. I was delighted when chosen for their […]

Bass players wanted!

Corey at the wonderful NoTreble website is looking for bassists to feature in the sites Player Spotlight pages. I was very happy to be featured this month. You can see the article by clicking here It’s a neat site for bassplayers and well worth stopping by. It has lessons, interviews, news and all the features […]