John Lennon – Mother (Bass + Vocal Cover)

Wow, my first cover video ever is live! I choose to do John Lennon’s, “Mother” for my first cover, as it’s really resonated with me recently. While I’ve been fortunate to have both of my parents growing up, I know that there are many others who have it much harder. If you’re one of those people, I’m terribly soryr. I can’t say I know what it’s like, but I could imagine how painful it must be.

Recording this video was a ton of fun. It took me about 20 minutes to get my cheap webcam and microphone in a position that made the bass guitar visible, while keeping myself close enough to my desk for the mic to pick up my bass and my voice. It wasn’t the easiest task, but I’ve managed. Kinda.

There are some noticeable latency issues in my early videos. I’ve tried to keep the audio and video in sync, but it’s proving to be rather difficult. I’m going to eventually end up investing in a better camera and microphone, which should make the quality of my videos shoot up drastically. I’m also looking to get a green screen, because let’s face it – my background is ugly. Not much I can do about it now unfortunately :/.

But there you have it – John Lennon’s Mother. If you haven’t already, please do me a favor and ‘like’ the video, and subscribe to my YouTube channel. Thank you so much!

Mastering The Bass Introduction!

Hello everybody! I figured I should have some sort of introduction to myself and the site incase anyone decides to visit it already.

My name is James McAllister. I’m an 18-year old bassist from Bellingham, Washington. Music is something I’m very passionate about, and I’m excited to be able to share my passion with you on this website.

As you can tell, the site is very bare and new right now. It’s not going to be that way forever, however. Within the next couple of weeks, I’ll begin adding valuable bass-related content to this site. While the main purpose of the site is to teach you to master the bass guitar, I also think it’d be fun to cover bass related news and reviews as well. I’d also love to grant some new artists exposure and showcase some of their music on the site as well, so feel free to send what you’ve got!

I’ll also be starting up a YouTube channel, which will be a large part of the site. I highly recommend subscribing to it when it’s open.

So if you’re on the site now – bare with it. It’s not¬†entirely¬†ready yet, but that’s ok! I’m glad to have you here anyway.

I’m looking forward to getting this site up and running, and hopefully getting to know you as well!

– James McAllister