Tag: Thundercat

  • Thundercat Chord Theory

    Thundercat Chord Theory

    In this post, courtesy of Reverb Machine’s Dan Carr, we break down the chord progressions of Thundercat’s most beloved jazz-inspired songs.

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  • 7 Genre-Bending Artists Fusing Jazz With Electronic Music

    7 Genre-Bending Artists Fusing Jazz With Electronic Music

    With genres as diverse as jazz and electronic, there’s a ton of room for experimentation. Here are 7 artists defining a space for themselves in the middle.

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  • Kimbra Talks With Us About Songs Dominated by Vocals

    Kimbra Talks With Us About Songs Dominated by Vocals

    We’re talking songs dominated by vocals in Episode 16 of our podcast, “Themes and Variation” with our very special guest, Kimbra.

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  • Unsung: In Praise of Rap’s Studio Musicians

    Unsung: In Praise of Rap’s Studio Musicians

    Rappers used to say, “The real backbone of hip-hop is disc jocks.” Nowadays, though, the real backbone of hip-hop is ostensibly the virtuosic studio musicians dominating the most heralded releases of the past few years. In leaving their indelible marks on records by award-winning artists like Chance The Rapper and Kendrick Lamar, instrumentalists like Nico Segal (a.k.a. Donnie Trumpet), Robert […]

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  • How Jazz Is Secretly Rewriting Its Own Future in Camouflage

    How Jazz Is Secretly Rewriting Its Own Future in Camouflage

    + Bridge the worlds of theory, improvisation, and jazzy hip-hop, and improve your piano chops with Grammy-winner Kiefer in his course, Kiefer: Keys, Chords, & Beats. You may not have known this, but yesterday was International Jazz Day. Look around, and you’ll find a ton of jazz festivals happening right this moment worldwide — from Denton, Texas […]

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  • My Bass Odyssey: What 4, 5, and 6-String Basses Did for My Sound

    My Bass Odyssey: What 4, 5, and 6-String Basses Did for My Sound

    Though I believe wholeheartedly that your tone is mostly in your fingers, the choices you make as a musician on gear, style, and technique will go a long way in shaping your sound. One option that’s pretty unique to bassists, though, is how many strings they want under their hands (sure a guitarist can go […]

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  • A Quick Guide to Introducing Bass Chords into Your Playing

    A Quick Guide to Introducing Bass Chords into Your Playing

    While playing chords on a bass is nothing new, the practice has long been considered a little taboo. But now that players like Thundercat are making chordal playing more prominent, it may be time for you to get your chord chops in shape. In this article I’m going to outline some of my favorite voicings on the four-string […]

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