So happy to announce that one of my tribute projects, @gloria_estefan_tribute will be performing at the Pala Casino Resort & Spa on Jan 3rd, 2021. To celebrate, here’s the full-length version of how to play fretless bass guitar for the song “Mi Tierra” by Gloria Estefan from her album Mi Tierra. For this video, I used my Michael Kelly Dragonfly acoustic fretless bass, a Kemper Profiler amp, Source Audio pedals, and Ernie Ball Cobalt Flatwound strings.
For more videos on learning how to play bass guitar, play-throughs, and music technology, visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr4r2OwDRmHkgkrxpOYXCgw
Maybe I’m smiling because I just checked my calendar and realized it’s Halloween Week! 🤘😉
Photo by @red_hareimages
Presenting a softer, quieter Melonhead for a soothing evening vibe 😉. I enjoy the challenge of getting to play ‘unplugged’ on my acoustic fretless bass — it requires adapting my bass lines to the highlight the essence of the song without getting in the way. I find that it’s much harder to play slow and quiet and still maintain technique and accuracy, because there’s a lot more room to mess up, and there’s no where to hide. At the same time, nothing’s more expressive than an a pared down acoustic song. It tugs at the heart 🖤.
You can watch some videos of me playing this bass on my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr4r2OwDRmHkgkrxpOYXCgw
@werenogentlemen is getting ready to record a live acoustic show in the next few weeks on a new sound stage. New videos and tracks coming soon…