Tag Archives: “Keys to Ascencion”

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Photon tutorial / bass lesson

This is my first attempt to make a bass tutorial/lesson. I took from my latest video “Be The One” and made this video all dedicated to Chris work on the Photon bass.

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Be The One

“Be The One” was a song mostly composed on Chris’ Photon “piccolo” bass – or so I believe. The reason that makes me lean towards this is the specific tuning used on the Photon – D, B flat, D, G (bottom to top), which makes the opening harmonics. This was a very challenging song to study and it just makes one appreciate even more the creative genius of Chris Squire, always re-inventing his own way of composing, and by that, re-inventing the instrument itself.

I remember an interview of Chris’ by saying that these sessions were very much all recorded live with very little or no overdubbing. I had the same feeling when playing for my recording sessions, especially the middle rocking sections.

Thank you, Chris!

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That, That Is (i)