Hi there.
I’ve had a couple of gigs over the last couple of weeks with two of the bands I play bass in. Neuschlaufen and Void Ship Captains.




You can hear the audio from the two neuschlaufen gigs here

The Fulford Arms 4th Birthday

The Woolpack


I forgot about this blog. Again.

Hi all.

Happy New Year.

It’s 2018 (in the western world at least). The start of a new year. This comes with all the usual hangups of quitting stuff. Well, as an ex girlfriend once said, you should take something up instead of quitting. So this year I’m going to try and pick up on this bass blog once again.

At the end of 2017 I quit my job as an admin/customer service dude and now I have until March until I need to get a job. This gives me quite a bit of time to practice. So that’s what I’m doing. At the moment I’m getting about 4-6 hours a day. I was originally splitting my time doing 15 mins practice with a 5 min break but I found that my tiny mind could only really handle about 1.5 hrs of this before I was wiped out. I switched this to 10 mins practice with a 5 min break and now I can practice for longer periods of time. I loose about 5 mins practice in an hour but overall I make up for this with around an extra 2/3 hours practice a day.


Anyway. That’s it for now.

I’ll be back soon.





3rd May 2017


So, today’s practice.

Six string bass

Start time 6.50am

Fingering exercises

Yardstick of time and groove

Walking bass – C minor Blues

Started learning All The Things You Are.

Got the chord structure almost down. I need to listen to the tune a LOT more.

Played the chords, basic bassline and melody for the first A section into the looper


Finish time 8.50 am



Thursday practice


Practice for today goes a little like this

Bass (6 string)


Blues in G minor. walking bass (1353)

Walking blues in F

Cycles in 12 keys at 140 bpm on A string all over fretboard

random modes in C all strings (gonna have to go between modes and pentatonics each day)

Repertoire. In the hall of the mountain king. and learning sonata in Bb minor

and some general messing about with the looper. Gotta find more stuff to add to the repertoire


By for now




Wednesday 8/3/17



Managed almost 2 hours with the bass this morning.


Bass  (6 string)


Walking bass over C minor blues (1353)

Cycles in 12 keys

Random Modes in C (all strings starting C to B)

Repertoire (in the hall of the mountain king melody)

A bit of messing with the loop pedal




Tuesday 7/3/17


It’s Tuesday. Didn’t really play much over the weekend. I did have a gig with the covers band a a local(ish) pub on Friday night which was cool (and financially welcome 😉 ). And I had a Sunday rehearsal. So between getting home and dumping my gear after the gig and rehearsing on Sunday I really couldn’t be bothered to set up all the gear just to take it apart again so, instead of practicing bass I wrote music. Which was good. I’ll maybe post tracks at a later date.




Monday 6/3/17

Bass (6 string)

Yardstick of rhythm and groove


Tuesday 7/3/17


Got a good hour and half or so in in the bass this morning. It was a good time indeed

Bass (6 string)

A bit of messing on the loop pedal with a groove (until Arthur started attacking my feet)

Yardstick of rhythm and groove

Walking over a C blues and G minor blues

cycles in 12 keys

random Modes in C on B string

Some classical melodies and started learning In the hall of the mountain king.