Like everyone else I have to really think about muting because it's really kind of automatic. To better understand what I do when muting I have tried to list every muting technique I use and why, along with any warnings I can think of for each.
What to do with your right thumb while playing finger style. This was inspired by a thread on another board. Hope it helps.
I did some updates to Wheat's BassBook this weekend. This makes the first time I've updated that site in about four years! I didn't make any major changes, but I did extend a few things and fill out some missing content here and there. I also made a few minor style tweaks that improve the layout. You can see a summary of the changes on the What's New page.
photo © Steve Brown, www.stevebrownphoto.co.uk
Steve Lawson is well known for his work as a solo bassist and his expressive
playing on both fretted and fretless six-string basses. He has released six
CDs focussing on the bass in solo and duo contexts, often creatively employing
looping technology. The latest of these,
Behind Every Word,
was released June 19, 2006. Steve (SL) and I (WB) conducted this interview
through a series of emails during the week of July 17-21, 2006. We discussed
his solo albums, his approach to bass a solo instrument, his influences,
and the independent role he has created for himself. [My apologies to Steve for Americanizing his spellings in the final draft.]
Tips on how to get the most out of your PA at a live gig.
Why not to record at the cheapest bidder's studio
Neck charts for the A Major Scale (a.k.a. "Ionian mode") and the F# Minor Scale (a.k.a. "Aeolian Mode").
Neck charts for the D Major Scale (a.k.a. "Ionian mode") and the B Minor Scale (a.k.a. "Aeolian Mode").
Neck charts for the G Major Scale (a.k.a. "Ionian mode") and the E Minor Scale (a.k.a. "Aeolian Mode").