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Earnest Jackson

I play both the electric and upright bass and specialize in jazz, funk, and fusion. Besides playing music I founded Alliance Music Academy in Plano TX, a music teaching studio and The Complete Bass Player which is an online bass instruction website.

Ray Brown on Kadota’s Blues

Shortly after I started playing jazz bass lines I was introduced to the sounds of Ray Brown and I have never fully recovered from his wonderful bass lines. He is one of my main influences on upright. I transcribed this…

Marcus Miller 5 String Bass Mod

I decided shortly after buying this bass that I wanted to do some customization with the electronics. The original electronics sounded great, I just wanted a preamp that had some more options. Since I was changing the preamp I decided to go ahead and…