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!
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
The Ultimate Battle – Flats vs Rounds
Finding the right tone for a song can sometimes be a challenge. It could be, you need a different amp, instrument, strings, or even your recording method. Today we look at strings and how they effect your sound. You are going to be quite surprised how many different tones you can achieve by your string…Read more The Ultimate Battle – Flats vs Rounds
Hapi Drum… Makes HAPI days!
I have been playing the Hapi Drum for only a month, and I can't seem to put it down. It's like playing a video game, but a lot more fun! The Hapi Drum is a steel tongue drum made in the USA by Graham Doe. It's as if an African thumb piano (Mbira) and a…Read more Hapi Drum… Makes HAPI days!
Jazz bass on steriods!
Finding the Holy Grail of bass! I spent some time at Anaconda Basses at NAMM 2019. I had the priviledge of playing the Anaconda Ultra J, "Jazz bass on steriods". All I can say is WOW! Enjoy the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9WiuAx6yH4 Learn more about Anaconda Basses here. Enjoy even more music from Donald Waugh here.
Donald @ Ashdown Engineering!
When you find a job that you love, you will never work another day in your life. That's been my experience. I met Mark Gooday, Managing Director/Founder at the Ashdown Engineering booth at NAMM 2019, and he was one of the most passionate and charismatic persons I have met so far. This was quite refreshing.…Read more Donald @ Ashdown Engineering!
Live your dream…
When I am out and about and I am greeted with, "Hi, how are you doing?", I typically reply, "I am living the dream". People tend to look at me like I have something on my face... Haha I truly believe everyone should strive to live their dream, seeing as we only live once! https://youtu.be/oubyh1kVkSY…Read more Live your dream…
Keeping a razor sharp focus
I have been told throughout my life that having a single focus is required to have any measure of success. This has become exceedingly difficult in an age that encourages multi-tasking. Many people are faced with an ever-evolving challenge; the distraction of the cell phone and social media. Many of us are addicts and we…Read more Keeping a razor sharp focus
If I could change the world…one note at a time!
The world isn't perfect, but the only person that we can truly change is oneself, and hopefully by showing others our positivity and willingness to change, we will in turn make a positive change for those around us! My musical journey has been filled with ups, downs, twists and turns (hmm, I should write a…Read more If I could change the world…one note at a time!
Finding Inspiration on Tour!
Being on tour for as long as I have been, has been quite a blessing. The schedule has been packed with rehearsals and shows every day. There's little downtime in the evenings, but in the mornings and during the day time there are song writing opportunities galore. The best thing about this trip is the…Read more Finding Inspiration on Tour!