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New Album released in June 2017

Album Notes

 

New Monkey & the Fish album comes from 'A Place Of Hope'. Lush vocal harmonies, excellent musicianship and magic song craft feature in Monkey & the Fish's 2nd studio album, 'A Place Of Hope'. An eclectic mix of tracks with folk, roots and reggae influences are welded into a continuum of work in this evocative production. Singer songwriting duo Chris Fisher and Marcelle Townsend–Cross create a special presence and signature sound that reflects the 20 years they have performed together.

 

Through 2016 Monkey & the Fish 'regrouped' as a 5 piece and worked on arranging and recording at Bush Rock Studios Goonellabah. The line up includes seasoned session players George Urbaszek on bass and Glenn Kellett on trumpet. Kellett's horns feature through instrumentals and brass section arrangements on the new album. Guest musicians include Pete Wilkins and Scott Hills on drums, Sonia Henderson on trombone and Paul Agar on pedal steel.

 

'A Place Of Hope' has two songs, including the title track, whose lyrics were written by Chris Fisher’s mother, poet and artist Iris Violet Rose Fisher. Sadly Iris passed away in 2016. The album has been produced with respect to her creative and inspirational life. Iris’s art provides the basis for the album’s cover with a painting of a scene on the Myall Lakes.

 

The album was co-produced and arranged by Fisher and respected former Far North Coast engineer and producer Dave Highett, now based in Bangkok, Thailand, who also mixed the recording. Mastering was with Michael Worthington, Soundworthy studios, Ballina.

 

A bonus track on the album, ‘Hand In Hand’, was written and recorded during the hectic days of the historic Bentley blockade against coal seam gas in 2014. It is a rousing activist anthem with contributions by some of the Far North Coast’s most well-known performers including Laura Targett (violin, vocals), Luke Vassella (vocals), Holley Somerville (vocals), Mookx Hanley (banjo), Jeremy White (electric guitar, vocals), Peter Lehner (vocals) Paul Joseph (vocals) and Julian Smith (bass). This track also features Bundjalung language spoken by Roy Gordon and Lewis Walker, plus Walker’s didgeridoo.

 

Another special collaboration of this album is 'Smell Of Rain', featuring voices and Pitjantjatjara language of kids and community members from Yunarinyi and Kenmore Park Anangu School. While it deals with some serious issues, this is an uplifting album which is aptly titled. Engaging lyrics resonate themes of love and respect for family & the natural world and reflect personal and universal stories that connect with audiences.

 

 

In case the player above does not work for you click the CD cover image below to listen to tracks on CD baby.

 

Monkey & The Fish CD

 

New Bass Video Added 8 Feb 2016

The video below is a tribute to David Bowie. It was recorded at a live gig in January 2016.
There I play slap bass, "regular" bass, plus a fuzz bass solo. Check it out.


This video is an excerpt from the Beginner series of Bass Lessons Online This sample bass lesson shows you how you can easily create your own bass lines and grooves using the "Additive Principle" applied to the most useful scale in contemporary music ... the Minor Pentatonic Scale



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Here is a You Tube video from George Urbaszek of Bass Lessons Online on How to Play Jazzy Chords on Bass Guitar

Here is a You Tube video from George Urbaszek of Bass Lessons Online on How to Play Grace Notes on Bass Guitar This bass playing technique and style is great for Walking Bass

Here is a You Tube video from George Urbaszek of Bass Lessons Online on How to Play Slap Bass over Funky Chords and How to Find Suitable Notes

Here is a You Tube video from George Urbaszek of Bass Lessons Online on How to Play a Melody with Harmonics on Bass Guitar

Here is a You Tube video from George Urbaszek of Bass Lessons Online on How to Learn All Notes on Your Bass - Video 1

Music Practice Method for ALL Musicians


I am very excited to announce the release of my new eBook on How to Practice Music Effectively. This book is for anyone who needs to improve their music practice method. It is good for absolute beginners through to professional musicians and music teachers.


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  • NEWS: I am proud to announce that former student, Zoe Hauptmann, is now playing bass with Paul Kelly, Aria Award winning Australian musician, singer, song-writer. (Zoe often still plays my old Rubner double bass, her graduation present)
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Here is a You Tube video from George Urbaszek of Bass Lessons Online on How to Learn All Notes on Your Bass - Video 2

Here is a video on How to Play and Use the Major Pentatonic Scale on Bass Guitar An often overlooked "Secret"


Learning Bass Chords - Video


Here is a free lesson on how to play chords on electric bass guitar


Learning Slides on Bass Guitar - Video


Here is a free lesson on how to play slides on electric bass guitar

Want to Get Your Bass Groove?

Groove Creation for Bass now available in MP3 format for IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD from this web page:

Groove Creation for Bass MP3

Need to Train Your Ears?

Workin' It Out - Aural Skills for Bass Players - Level I now available in MP3 format for IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD from this web page:

Workin' It Out MP3

Videos to Learn 5-String Bass!

Beginning 5-String Bass Videos 1 and 2 released for IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD from this web page:

Beginning 5-String Bass Videos


Here are some samples of the Beginning 5-String Bass Videos

George Urbaszek demonstrating beginner bass playing techniques and concepts on 5-string bass - they include slap, harmonics, the minor pentatonic scale, the blues scale, tapping, chord tones and approach notes - all improvised!

Free beginner slap bass lesson


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