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Cover Story: Rhonda Smith Interview

Rhonda Smith

Meeting Rhonda Smith for the first time does much to explain why she plays bass with a signature blend of passion and finesse. These traits define two poles of her personality, at least on first glance. Her quiet charisma gives an impression of deep and pristine waters, timeless and inexhaustable. …

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Editor’s Notes – November 2008

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Working from a cafe in Los Angeles as I prepare my Editors Notes, I’m filled with eagerness to share so many things with you, our readers… I hardly know where to start! This is a very exciting time for the staff of Bass Frontiers: we have some fantastic stories to …

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Know Thy Neck!

Know Thy Neck - Ed Friedland

Know Thy Neck! By Ed Friedland It seems obvious that the better you know your fingerboard, the more musical options you’ll have. While we can all agree on that, how many of us really take the time to explore the fingerboard to its fullest extent? Let’s take a look at …

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Billy Bob Thornton And The Boxmasters

Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters

Masters Of Their Domain. The first time I saw the movie Slingblade I felt it was among the best I had ever seen; it really moved me. It could have been the wonderful screenplay, the amazing cast, or any number of things, but I could relate to it in so …

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Editor’s Notes – September 2008

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Exciting but trying times! It has never been more evident to me that the most trying but exciting time in my personal life is the present. This is also true in the one business I have spent my entire life in, the good ol’ music business. True to form, my …

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David Hungate Interview

David Hungate

No Introduction Necessary By Noah Hungate One needs to be careful when throwing around words like “legend.” Much like encores and antibiotics, overuse seriously dulls their impact. In the case of David Hungate, however, we can probably risk it. If 40 years on both the L.A. and Nashville session A-lists, …

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Upright Slap With Dave Roe

Dave Roe

Old-School Slap-And-Pull with Dave Roe For many years Dave was a mainstay on the electric bass scene in Music City, but when a rare opportunity to play upright bass with the legendary Johnny Cash arose, he grabbed the bull by the horns and went for it – even though he …

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Dave Pomeroy: Nashville By The Numbers

Dave Pomeroy

Nashville Numbers Explained by Dave Pomeroy Nashville session ace Dave Pomeroy demonstrates the inner workings of the Nashville Number System. This simple and effective means of musical communication is used worldwide, and Dave is the perfect guy to explain the nuances and illustrate how it can make you an “MVP” …

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