Archive for December, 2010

Silent Night

Posted in Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 by alunvaughan

Hi everyone, it’s Christmas Eve!

Just a quick post to say that I have added a little two track “Christmas single” to Bandcamp. It consists of a new arrangement of “Silent Night” ( NOT the one in the Christmas Songs for Solo Bass ebook) and a brand new improvisation recorded in one take on December 23 called “Homeward Bound”.

Have a fantastic Christmas everyone!

Cheers
Alun

PS If you want a transcription of the “Silent Night” arrangement, I will be sending one to my mailing list shortly. Not on it? Feel free to join here

Bass Guitar Magazine, Christmas songs and big band courses

Posted in Uncategorized on December 4, 2010 by alunvaughan

Hi all.

Hope you’re surviving the snow and getting ready for a great Christmas!

Just thought I’d give you a quick update on a few things that I’m up to at the moment.

Bass Guitar Magazine
I’m very pleased to say that my album, The Kindness Of Strangers, gets a nice mention in this month’s Bass Guitar Magazine:
BGM cover

All proceeds go the MS Society and you can stream/download it here:



Christmas Songs For Bass

My PDF Collection of Christmas tunes for solo bass is still available at Bassbook for only £3. I’ve received great feedback about this collection, and it’s even been used in some colleges, so if you’re looking for something to play when the relatives call round at Christmas and the dreaded words “play us a tune” are uttered, now’s your chance!

Big Band Course

Fast forward to April 2011, and I will be appearing as a featured tutor on the 6th Steve Waterman Contenporary Big Band Course in Llanelli, South Wales alongside Steve and sax legend Alan Barnes. As the name suggests, the focus of the course is big band playing and jazz. There are also private lessons available with all of us if you want some one to one tuition too (doesn’t have to be bass either, last year I gave a lesson on phrasing and solo development for one of the drummers on the course). Info and booking details can be found here

Take care,
Alun