My musical experiences in 2014

In 2014 I created this, combining all my musical experiences to date.

Hindustani tales, Balinese gamelan, synth bass, quartal harmonies and a little bit of easy Italian melody. Acoustic + electric + electronic sound.

Therefore I needed a very special musician to try to make it work. I chose Daniel Csaba Dencs, a very special guy with  uncommon musicality and open-mindedness.

Here he is on tabla and pad, but can also play the drums at crazy volumes.

Despite being Hungarian by birth, he speaks Bolognese dialect with a better pronunciation than mine (and I practice every day to keep fit!).

I still don’t know how to evaluate the result of our efforts, but at least it is a nice memory.

Bass & Drum Workout – Funk #1

Bass & Drum Workout – Funk #1

I have to make up my mind to memorize my parts faster. It is not possible that I read the music score laid out on the floor. It just can’t be. If you use the music stand, it looks like an end-of-year school essay BUT with the music on the ground people will see my bold head ?

However, Andrea Zucchelli and I are keeping working on the Bass & Drum Workout course. A very interesting but also complicated job for us, we are developing the lines of the Contemporary Bassist volume 2 and 3 for bass and drums.

Every part is written note by note with the aim of improving the groove between the two instruments. After all, the first instrument bass players have to connect with is the drums.

It will be something very useful for anyone who appreciates The Contemporary Bassist. Let’s get ready for some more delicious rhythmic recipes.