Sunday, September 20, 2009

Instructional Video by Steve Uccello on Learn The Low End

Symmetria has gained a bit of attention and all the feedback has been positive, Uccello project stands in a debt of gratitude to all those who have helped us out. One of the most exiting developments for me has been constructing an instructional video for the online bass institute LEARNING THE LOW END centered around the 8th song on Symmetria: CHIRAL. Evan Kepner, the creator of Learn The Low End, approached me about teaching my theories on how to achieve a multi-textured arrangement through the use of live looping. I felt Chiral was a good place to start because in the live version, I use only one instrument (other arrangements I’ve created have me switching between 2 to 3 instruments, more on that in later lessons!) but…I still employ a lot of the same techniques in Chiral that I use on more complexly arranged songs. In relation to this, Learn The low End is Partnered with the bass-related website NO TREBLE which did a wonderful feature on Symmetria and an even more wonderful player spotlight on me . Though you can’t really go in and view the lesson on Chiral without buying it (it’s going for a very reasonable $10, which gets you the lesson for life) you can check out the site itself as well as some of the other great courses there (some of which are free) Actually as I write this there are some different promotional options being kicked around to get this lesson out there, please leave a comment on this post if you are interested in a free sample view of this lesson, and I’d be more than happy to oblige you. In summation, this is a huge step for Uccello Project, Symmetria, and my career as a bassist/musician/educator! I extend a hearty THANKS to Evan Kepner, and the whole Learn The Low End Team as well as the whole No Treble crew! –Steve Uccello

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wizards of Sonic 1

Dr. James Hopkins: The Pythagorean Monochords. This man has created instruments that are made to nest against the human body in order to absorb the Pythagorean magic.

"I call it the end of all conversation. The human intelligence is important for survival. But it's also important to turn that off."

See the wondrous video at The Pythagorean Monochords