Emancipate

In the studio cooking up something sweet. I hope you have an awesome day, enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUKc1StydYs&ab_channel=DonaldWaugh Spotify Apple Music YouTube Donald Waugh - Chubby Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdCYvJ0shAg&ab_channel=DonaldWaugh

Wing Bass all day!

I decided to spend some time and make some music with the amazing Wing Bass. Here are three different flavours ... Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INzvVkdLrq4 Wing Bass 30 NT7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzhrMrN9J4k Wing Bass NT6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQQeM4i1ylQ Wing Bass Classic Enjoy more amazing music from Donald Waugh here.

Chubby Girl

I wrote this song when I heard my wife singing to our little daughter "Chubby Girl, chubby girl ♫♩♫" during her bath time. I ran to the basement studio and quickly recorded the entire tune in one go. I hope you enjoy. Don't forget to share it with your friends and family. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sdCYvJ0shAg&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=DonaldWaugh&fbclid=IwAR1siY4mAnPb_Vx1d2kGgG25UoBiFWEKCzsLf1yrbFg8mt-at65i1eJzOlI Donald Waugh’s…Read more Chubby Girl

Feel Like Uke!

Feel Like I could reach and touch the sky everytime a play music. I hope guys have a fantastic day. Enjoy the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgG618WQuuQ&feature=youtu.be Follow DonaldWaugh.com just add your email and click 'Follow'. Find out more about Lanikai Ukuleles Donald Waugh's Music Dowload

Chord Interval Challenge

Take the Chord Interval Challenge and boost your creativity! 7 String Bass Chord Interval Full Ex. PDFDownload Want to learn more? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGBdPUVKapE&ab_channel=ForBassPlayersOnly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loKcH52oi8E&list=PLVjMz38Xiiv3mu3kgpj3DZtOxXdGTThVa&index=8&ab_channel=DonaldWaugh

All Chord Exercise Challenge

Take the challenge of practicing your major, minor, augmented and half diminished chords in all keys! Let's go! 04-ukulele-all-chords-exercise-1Download https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAguyd_qdCc&lc=UgwjHyvzFT9-F4oyaEZ4AaABAg&ab_channel=DonaldWaugh Learn more about Lanikai Baritone Ukulele here! Want more? Contact Don!

Knowing – Donald Waugh

This song "Knowing" was written as an ode to Jaco! I hear people say all the time to "Believe", I would like to take it one step further and say it's more than believing it's "Knowing". https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I0V6_CqnWTQ Fortune favours the bold!

Chord Tone Challenge

PDF download: Enjoy the Chord Tones Challenge for Bass, Ukulele and Piano! Ukulele Chord Tone Exercise.Download Piano Chord Tone Exercise.Download Bass Chord Tone Exercise.Download Audio play along download: Ukulele Chord TonesDownload Bass Chord TonesDownload Piano Chord TonesDownload Book your 1 on 1 online video lesson today! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzRESSATSpQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCtu9Gtz4dI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xmZCAMymsU

The Omni Bass Experience! (Foot Prints)

There are some musical instruments that simply make you feel inspired. The NS Design Omni WAV5 is one such instrument. While doing my daily practice on my piano in the living room, I somehow felt a bit stuck, as if I was not moving forward musically. So, I decided to go and grab my Omni…Read more The Omni Bass Experience! (Foot Prints)

Fusion Bags Virtual World Tour

I was invited to participate in Fusion Bags Virtual Tour during the lock down. It was a lot of fun. Thanks very much Fusion Bags for your tremendous support. Enjoy the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQyMAvZ-8xY&feature=emb_logo&ab_channel=Fusion-Bags.com Cunningham RLJ-S7 Donald Waugh Signature Bass Go ahead and ask as many questions as you like. I look forward to hearing from…Read more Fusion Bags Virtual World Tour

Stay Loose – Donald Waugh

I have been on tour every year for several years, but all that has changed due to the pandemic. Being on the road in different countries every week, and not being home for any longer than a few months at a time, can get old after a while. I needed some family time, so I…Read more Stay Loose – Donald Waugh

The New Normal

The world have been totally changed since the pandemic started. Some say the world needed a well needed break and it definitely got a break. Pollution levels around the world have been drastically reduced. As businesses slowly reopen, many changes have to be implemented to keep people safe. Washing hands regularly, social distancing and wearing…Read more The New Normal

14 Life Hacks you need to know!

After ten years of song writing, Donald Waugh has included all the juicy details of his life's journeys, aboard a cruise ship, traveling around the world, and learning about people and different cultures, on his album Just Passing Through. Find out about how he navigates love, break ups, world political issues, motivation, inspiration and so…Read more 14 Life Hacks you need to know!

Practicing in the dark on the Wing Bass!

Sometimes I like to just sit by my window in my basement and look outside while I practice my bass! I sometimes forget what time it is and can go all day and night without eating, but obviously that would be stupid... (my wife makes sure I am not stupid. Lol) Since the first moment…Read more Practicing in the dark on the Wing Bass!

Bass Player who plays PIANO? 🤔

I have been wanting to play the piano for many years, but I had been too chicken to try because my best friend Jerome Tulloch plays like Chick Corea. Imagine playing in a band with someone that's a total wiz on the piano.... yep! 🤨 When I started touring in other bands and eventually moved…Read more Bass Player who plays PIANO? 🤔

Wing Bass 30 tone demo! 🤯

And here we go again! Here's another 7 string, but this one is a tiny bit different than what you're used to. As a matter of fact, it's tiny! Introducing the Wing Bass 30. Enjoy the video! https://youtu.be/KYuBwSuRscU Learn more about Wing Bass 30 here. Here's some more footage of just playing. (No talking) https://youtu.be/INzvVkdLrq4…Read more Wing Bass 30 tone demo! 🤯

MG Bass Guitar tone demo! 🤯

If you have been following my career over the years, you may already know I am a fan of the 7 string bass. If you are also a fan, I have some good news for you. Today we are doing a sound demo of the amazing MG Bass Guitars Desert Buckeye Burl 7 string bass.…Read more MG Bass Guitar tone demo! 🤯

Drumnetics @ NAMM 2020

I had a chat with Mike from Drumnetics about his revolutionary drum pedals. Spoiler Alert: There are no springs!!! Enjoy the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmMo1eZJMbA&t=24s Learn more about Drumnetics Pedals here Enjoy other cool videos here. Don would love to hear from you. All comments and questions welcome!

Donald Waugh plays Piano+Bass at the same time!

I love playing the piano and I love playing the bass, so I decided on playing them both at the same time. Enjoy the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJScKt_G5tE&feature=youtu.be Don would love to hear from you. All comments and questions welcome!

Dub Reggae in Jamaica

Jamaica is a very special place; the food, sports and best of all the music. Almost everyone I've met in my life knows who Bob Marley is. Having said all that, the music has slowly evolved into several sub genres like dance hall and in this case "Dub". An improvisational, but simple approach to the…Read more Dub Reggae in Jamaica

Get onboard the train… Love Train

Keeping inspired is not always easy, but a great way to activate that vibe is by listening to amazing music from the 60s to the 90s. There's so much to learn and grow. I really love writing songs, but sometimes I feel a bit of writer's block. When I need a bit of a 'pick…Read more Get onboard the train… Love Train

Visionary Instruments at NAMM 2020

Just when you thought the guitar had no further to go in terms of innovation, Visionary Instruments said, "Hold my beer". It's amazing how they are able to fuse modern technology with the traditional electric guitar in a seemless and practical way. Enjoy the video. https://youtu.be/wmmmQ1G5AEs   Learn more about Visionary Instruments here. Don would…Read more Visionary Instruments at NAMM 2020

Ashdown Engineering at NAMM 2020

It's very nice to talk with passionate and positive people; they somehow make your day so much better. Having a conversation with Mark Gooday, CEO of Ashdown Engineering, did just that. Ashdown announced their entry into bass guitar manufacturing with several designs, and they also have new amp models for 2020. Enjoy the video. https://youtu.be/Dj8D_uEDpp0…Read more Ashdown Engineering at NAMM 2020

First Impressions of Lanikai Bass and Tenor Ukes!

It's such an exciting time to be a musician. Lanikai Ukuleles just unveiled their new line of ukuleles. The most notable are the new bass ukuleles, thin line and signature line of ukes. I was fortunate enough to gain access to them for a few hours back at the hotel during NAMM. Here's my first…Read more First Impressions of Lanikai Bass and Tenor Ukes!

MG Bass Guitars at NAMM 2020

MG Bass Guitars announced new models and options for their JB1 Jazz bass series as well as unveiling Donald Waugh's new custom Desert Buckeye Burl 7 String bass. Enjoy the video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PqaKal1raEg Learn more about MG Bass Guitars here. Don would love to hear from you. All comments and questions welcome!

NS Design at NAMM 2020

Don had a chat with the iconic Ned Steinberger at NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, California. Ned announced his very first six string CR series bass guitar. Enjoy the video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hVqVPJFza2I https://youtu.be/UH8scG4sHTo Learn more about NS Design CR Series here. Don would love to hear from you. All comments and questions welcome!

2020 Looks Bright!

Let me start by saying Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As we wrap up 2019, we look back and say thank you for all your support of the blog. Next up is NAMM 2020; the adventures continue. I made it to the big 40 and achieved a few goals. For example, I have…Read more 2020 Looks Bright!

Does size matter?

I have been using 5A CooperGroove drum sticks for a couple of years and so far they have been amazing. I upgraded a few weeks ago to the newly designed 5A sticks and also decided to go with the slightly longer model, the 5A-165 (16.5 inches long as opposed to 16 inches). That extra half…Read more Does size matter?

Three reasons to play the Ukulele

The journey started in July of 2019 when I met the folks at Lanikai Ukuleles. I got the opportunity to play an amazing quality ukulele for the first time and it was like a dream come true. I never knew the ukulele could sound that good! Most people view the ukulele as a classroom instrument,…Read more Three reasons to play the Ukulele

The Ultimate Travel Studio?

I have been touring around the world for about ten years and it's been an amazing experience. I was able to write and record an album while on tour in hotel rooms, and was able to mix it while we waited in airports and on the tour bus. There are so many tools available to…Read more The Ultimate Travel Studio?

My Piano Journey – The Deep End

It's been two month since I made the decision to jump into the deep end and learn the piano. It's been an uphill battle to say the least, but a fun process never the less. I have had midi controllers laying around my studio for years and I haven't really been using them much; maybe…Read more My Piano Journey – The Deep End

Tuning drums with ONE knob?

Wow... Just when you thought the drum set could never be improved! Welch Tunings System has re-engineered the way Drums are tuned with their tuning technologies. Imagine being able to tune your drums quickly with one knob or better yet tune your drums to the key of the songs you play together in a band…Read more Tuning drums with ONE knob?

The New Ukulele Adventures!

I started my ukulele adventure about two months ago and I must say it's been a blast. The ukulele is such a portable little instrument, so versatile for song writing and live performances, and it is indeed a blessing to behold. Why did I start playing the ukulele, you may ask? Funny story... I so…Read more The New Ukulele Adventures!

The battle of the BOOM!

Not all boom stands were made equal, so today I will compare two of the leading microphone boom stands on the market and see which one is right for you! Enjoy the Video. https://youtu.be/A428FvxjGdY Learn more about Hercules Stands here. Don would love to hear from you. All comments and questions welcome!  

Amazing Dynamic Mic for CHEAP!!!🙀

I have been a professional musician for a couple of decades and I have learned over the years that there is no need for expensive gear to produce amazing music. With the advances in technology and more companies competing in the marketplace, prices have been driven way down. FIFINE Technology is one such company that…Read more Amazing Dynamic Mic for CHEAP!!!🙀

Why TrickFish amps are so punchy!

I started playing through a TrickFish Amp, with a single 10 inch speaker, at the BackBeat booth adjacent to the TrickFish booth and I just couldn't stop. It was so clean, clear and punchy. I was very surprised that my F# string was heard without breaking up... and yes, I was playing my 8 string…Read more Why TrickFish amps are so punchy!

5 Reasons You Need a Mobile Catch!

I found out about the Mobile Catch clamps a couple years ago at the 2017 Summer NAMM Show. At first, I thought they were only used for photography, but I quickly realized there was a lot more to these clamps. At the time of meeting Michael, the CEO, I had my bass and looper pedal…Read more 5 Reasons You Need a Mobile Catch!

Could the Ukulele be the perfect travel companion?

Finding an instrument that makes you want to play and makes you happy is a miracle. There are so many things in life that can get you down, so having music with you on the go can be your cheap medicine, and the great thing is...music has no bad side effects! 😁 I have been…Read more Could the Ukulele be the perfect travel companion?

Would you loop with the Boss RC10R?

There are several products available to us in 2019 for the purpose of looping and performing, on stage and in the studio. Some better that others. So the question is, would you loop with the Boss RC10R? 🤔 The short answer is yes, but not so fast... I have looped with the TC Electronic Ditto,…Read more Would you loop with the Boss RC10R?

Learn how to clean up your signal with Cordial Cables!

We had a little chat with Joey from Cordial Cables USA about their new offerings for 2019! The Cordial Cables transmit some of the cleanest signals you'll hear coming from your instrument. Enjoy the video! 🎶😊 https://youtu.be/Yem0t5AVwbU Cordial Cable Review https://youtu.be/3zNWHjUhl08 Don would love to hear from you. All comments and questions welcome!

The 8 String Bass Experience!

When I got my first 7 string bass I thought that I would never play any more than 7 strings on a bass...until now. I met Maurício Costa from MGBass Guitars and he introduced me to the 8 string Extreman bass. I was a bit intimidated by the size of the neck at first, but…Read more The 8 String Bass Experience!

Fun times with the Ukulele

It's day two of the Summer NAMM Show and we are having a lot of fun! I met with the folks at Lanikai Ukulele and they were nice enough to let me borrow one of their tenor Ukuleles for this video. Warning it's my first time playing a tenor Ukulele! Enjoy. 😁🎶 https://youtu.be/gKSWDhxrKn8 Don would…Read more Fun times with the Ukulele

The World’s First GUITAR DRUM!

When it comes to musical instrument development, it's hard to find innovation. The folks at WalkaBout thought outside the box and combined a Cajon and a guitar to invent the WalkaBout® Venture! Check out the sound in the video below. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/exZXIj4nj5M Don would love to hear from you. All comments and questions welcome!

Day 1 of Summer NAMM’19

I am here in Nashville feeling quite inspired, so here we go! Summer NAMM 2019 is now in full swing and will be fantastic. Follow us on the journey, you won't regret it. https://youtu.be/-68c7qATsTI Where should I go first? 😁🎶 Here's my work station for the next four days! What an amazing time to be…Read more Day 1 of Summer NAMM’19

Wireless Mic for EVERYONE!!!

For all the folks who needed a wireless microphone, but could not afford one... Fifine has figured out a way to produce a wireless microphone with good quality sound and build, for a very affordable price. Wow... Enjoy the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl1cM1Nx2M4&feature=youtu.be Don would love to hear from you. All comments and questions welcome!  

Should you have a set goal or an open mind?

When I look in the mirror today, I see a much different person than twenty years ago. I remember back in high school I hardly ever completed anything. I would start a project and get bored or frustrated and just give up halfway through the process. When I got to college I had to kick…Read more Should you have a set goal or an open mind?

Keep your eyes on the prize!

There are two types of people on this earth, doers and then there are complainers! I must admit it's way easier to be a complainer and that's why a lot of people go that route. Being a doer even when people are telling you to give up and come over to the complainers' side is…Read more Keep your eyes on the prize!

The NS Design CR5 Radius Bass is KILLIN’

Core from NS Design was nice enough to loan me an NS Design CR5 Radius Bass to check out and get familiar with. This was my very first experience with this type of electric bass. The cool thing about this instrument is the radius (curve). The finger board, pickups and even the body have the…Read more The NS Design CR5 Radius Bass is KILLIN’