New Orleans Funk inspired grooves on different basses…and with different musicians!

I watched a Modern Drummer Festival video and got super inspired by one of my favorite funk/hiphop/dubstep… drummers Adam Deith! During his workshop/master class he does a short New Orleans inspired groove on a small jazz kit! It’s SO groovy!

Adam Deitch

Read more about Adam Deitch at Drummers World!

I would really like to play with him someday! Instead of waiting I “borrowed” his groove and started jammin’ away. Then I got an idea!

Why not turn this into a couple of new bass lesson videos!

I decided to record one (or a couple) of choruses of the groove on different basses. From upright to UBass…P-bass to 5-string fretted and fretless…
Then I’ll transcribe my grooves and let you have it as a PDF (in standard notation and TAB). Just like the one from my first bass lesson video.
If you want I can do separate lessons on how I played the different grooves.
I play guitar on some of the grooves and some of my guitar playin’ friends (and maybe keyboard players too) will play on the rest.
The videos are with my bass line first and then just the groove so you can jam along using my line (Download the first jam/groove PDF of the music in standard notation and TAB here!)

Here’s the first video featuring my Kala UBass (Read more about Kala UBass at my other blog! Please let me know if you want me to make “in depth” lessons on a particular groove!

Play Music!


Rob Allen MB-2

Some pics of my Rob Allen MB-2 fretless 4-string.
I got my dream bass at a music store in Nashville in late June. I’ve been dreaming about having one since the first time I tried one at Rudys Music Shop on 48th St in New York back in 2003…Some 8 years later I finally have one! You can hear it in a previous posts. And there will probably come more posts about this fantastic instrument. Please visit Rob Allen Guitars for more info!



Nordic Chill live from Live @ Heart, Orebro, Sweden


Here’s a clip from our performance a the two day music festival all over Orebro, Sweden. 300 bands at 24 venues! We played Saturday night and tried the grLOOPing concept. First time in front of an audience. After some technical issues we started our set. The PA wasn’t that good and it was kind of hard playing with practically no monitor and with a quite noisy crowd. But we tried our best to make some music!

I also did some video FXs clips that is controlled from Ableton Live via a small midi-keyboard. Big thanks to Chris Lawhead for the great flute improvisations he did back home in Colorado.

Anyway here’s the video. Enjoy!