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!
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!
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? 🤔
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
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
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
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!
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!
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?
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