It has been while since I posted here. I am planning to change this site a little making it hopefully more interesting and engaging. I am currently working on transcribing music much more than I used to ( i recommend it to anyone) most stuff I write down so I practice both reading and listening and I am learning new music. I am planning to post some of the transcriptions that I am or have been working on over here shortly. Plus some lessons, as I am getting into private teaching more and more. If you have any transcriptions that you need a help with or any lesson or advice on bass playing or music or composition, bass line etc please post a comment or email me on my contact form.
In a main while listen to the track I attached and I hope you will like it. Any positive constructive comment is welcome
Phil Braithwaite is a London based guitarist currently gigging with virtuoso violinist Vanessa Mae. Currently doing about 250 gigs a year, which is almost every day. Not just that but he also wrote couple of books and here is one more coming soon.
He performed some of the fusion music that he wrote. After first piece you could see him as well equipped musician and I don’t mean just in terms of the gear but also musical knowledge.
Phill is really nice relaxed guy and he spoke about his journey as a musician and a human. He really makes sure to explain how important is music and live playing for him. He turned down safe job teaching (at age of 23) in Succesfull University in London to pursue his playing. And I believe it worked. As he explained he rarely turn down a gig and that gives him so much work. He explained how it helped him to get gig with Vanessa Mae.
I have been in the Yellow Bean studio playing my fretless bass for Sylva Faye. I felt I should share her work over here. She is really good composer, singer guitarist and amazing flutist. We are playing together in band called Cats Who Fish where she plays the flute.
It was really nice to be asked to record for her I really like the music it is really different to what I am used to and I really like to do the original music playing different way. As on this recording I used the Warmooth fretless bass which history is not well known but it is about 20/ 25 years old instrument and can sound close to the ( Electric) double bass. That was what I wanted as she really like the sound of double bass but I have not got one (yet).
Here is the track that I have played on but please listen to all of her tracks. Stile that I would say the song is in is modern folk.