Setting and achieving Bass Goals in the New Year

 In this episode of the Bass Guitar Rocks Basscast, Mike and Jason tackle the topic of how to set and achieve your bass goals in the coming year.Jason and Mike kick off by catching up, and Mike catches Jason off guard with a mesmerizing display of technology magic (a.k.a he shares his screen inside of […] ...

Read More

Tagged As: , , , , ,

Learning Basslines - Episode 009 of the BGR Basscast

In this episode of the Bass Guitar Rocks Basscast - Jason and Mike discuss learning basslines. This show is packed with music, especially Black Sabbath... so fans of classic metal can rejoice at last.We kick things off with Jason talking about the craziness of running in winter, and how cold it has been this year. […] ...

Read More

Tagged As: , , , ,

Bass Strings and Facebook Changes - Basscast Episode 008

This week's episode of the Basscast with Jason Raso and Mike Ippersiel has just about something for everyone. First up we tackle the topic of bass guitar strings - you know you love 'em!What strings do we use currently? What ones have we played over the years? What's the difference between roundwound, flatwound and halfwound […] ...

Read More

Marketing 101 for Bassists

In episode 007 of the BGR Basscast, the main theme for the week is Marketing 101 for Bassists. Each week we talk about bass, business, marketing and lifestyle and attempt to throw in some humor and small talk wherever we can - but this week is a little extra heavy on the marketing stuff.But there's […] ...

Read More

Tagged As: , , , ,

Basscast Episode 006 - Practicing, Running and Hockey

Basscast Episode 006 is all about practicing bass guitar as well as what you need to do away from your instrument to stay inspired and stay sane!Basscast is a weekly show with myself (Mike Ippersiel) and Jason Raso (of www.jasonrasomusic.com) where we talk about bass, business, marketing and lifestyle.In this episode, we focus a little […] ...

Read More

Tagged As: , , ,

Basscast Episode 005 - Rush, Geddy Lee and other bass icons

Basscast Episode 005 featuring Jason Raso and Mike Ippersiel. In this episode, Mike kicks off a huge Rush and Geddy Lee discussion (with honourable mentions to Billy Sheehan, John Paul Jones, Jason Newsted and Tony Levin) about cool bassists who also might be senior citizens. Mike also asks Jason about the Geddy Lee jazz bass […] ...

Read More

Tagged As: , , ,

Basscast Episode 4 - Playing bass for a living

Do you want to live the dream of playing bass for a living?That's the topic of this week's Basscast with Jason Raso and Mike Ippersiel.Jason Raso has been making a full time living as a bassist for the last ten years, and in this episode Mike grills Jason on the details.Find out what Jason did […] ...

Read More

Tagged As: , , ,

Basscast 001.5 Attack of the Tech Gremlins

This is the account of the ill-fated Basscast Episode 002, that was later renamed Episode 001.5 because Jason Raso wasn't in on the recording and I decided to go solo.I expand on Episode 001.5 and address a listener comment about giving a little more detail about who Jason Raso is, how we met and more. […] ...

Read More

Tagged As: , , ,