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The Importance of Recording Yourself

The Importance of Recording Yourself

Welcome to the Noisegate Bass Lesson brought to you by Craig Strain from Bass Lessons Melbourne. In this months lesson, we’re going to look at the importance of recording yourself as a practice tool and some tips to get a good tone in the studio.

North Fitzroy Library to Host Free Pedal Building Workshop

If you’ve ever wanted to get into building pedals but found the learning curve too steep or the price of all the equipment and materials too much of a hurdle, here’s a great opportunity for Melbourne residents. The Yarra Libraries council initiative are hosting 2

How an Electric Guitar Piezo Pickup Actually Works

How an Electric Guitar Piezo Pickup Actually Works

In recent times we have seen the release of some electric guitar models with piezo pickups from the likes of ESP Guitars with their LTD EC-1000 Piezo series and Duesenberg with their Starplayer TV Plus guitars. So the question had to be asked… How does

Tips for When Buying Your First Guitar

Quite often when people young and old get inspired to play the guitar they jump straight to purchasing something that might not be suitable for them. Here are some common mistakes made and some useful tips for when buying your first guitar:   #1. Getting the

Passive and Active Bass Guitars Demystified

Passive and Active Bass Guitars Demystified

Whether you are a slapper, a funkster, a rocker, a metal head, starting out or just like to improvise, the question you may have asked yourself is; “Do I need a bass with Passive or Active Pickups?” or more to the point “What is the

Warmup Exercises That Work

Bass Warm-Up Exercises That Work

Welcome the Noisegate Bass Lesson brought to you by Craig Strain from Bass Lessons Melbourne. In this month’s lesson we’re going to look at 2 warm-up exercises I prescribe to my students to help improve their left and right hand technique.. Ex.1 - The Spider There
Wireless Guitar or Wired Guitar ?

Wireless Guitar or Wired Guitar?

When you’re talking about guitars and instruments live onstage, which is better: wired or wireless cabling? The advantages and disadvantages are pretty much the same if you are in a gigging band, playing in a house of worship or just having fun with some friends.
Improve Your Pentatonic Playing With Just 3 Notes! PT.3

Improve Your Pentatonic Bass Playing With Just 3 Notes! Pt 3

Welcome the Noisegate Bass Lesson brought to you by Craig Strain from Bass Lessons Melbourne. We’re looking at the humble Minor Pentatonic Scale and different ways in which you can ‘dress it up’ to help with your grooves and soloing. Last lesson we looked at adding 2
Improve Your Pentatonic Bass Playing With Just 3 Notes! Pt 2

Improve Your Pentatonic Bass Playing With Just 3 Notes! Pt 2

Welcome to this Noisegate Bass Lesson brought to you by Craig Strain from Bass Lessons Melbourne. We’re looking at the humble Minor Pentatonic Scale and different ways in which you can ‘dress it up’ to help with your grooves and soloing. Last lesson we looked
Craig Strain from Bass Lessons Melbourne.

Improve Your Pentatonic Bass Playing With Just 3 Notes! Pt 1

Welcome to this Noisegate Bass Lesson brought to you by Craig Strain from Bass Lessons Melbourne. We’re to start off by looking at the humble Pentatonic Scale and different ways in which you can ‘dress it up’ to help with your grooves and soloing. Pentatonic