About Dan Lasley

Dan Lasley learned to play in bands while in college near Chicago, where he played keyboards, bass, and "slide-pots"(sound board). Builder of his own fretless bass and designer of 400W/channel amplifiers, Dan continues to stay involved with sound engineering. He is also the mastermind behind the Riverside Jam.

Mar11
Van Morrison

Dan Lasley shares a fun lesson with us. It’s a bass lesson to accompany our easy guitar song lesson on Van Morrison’s Moondance.

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Sep13
Video thumbnail for youtube video Playing with Horns - Guitar Noise

Playing with others doesn’t limit you to working with guitar players. There are musicians of all sorts out there and you never know who you might meet. GN staffer Dan Lasley details his experiences playing (as well as arranging the logistics) with a full horn section.

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Sep06
Grateful Dead Soundboard

Believe it or not, the world of music can be very dangerous! Particularly to one’s ears. Dan Lasley brings us some important tips on how to be proactive in safeguarding your hearing.

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Jun18

Here’s a great piece for beginners trying to get a handle on this confusing subject. And Paul Ortiz has gone above and beyond, providing some truly excellent MP3s to illustrate Dan’s lesson. Kudos to both of these guys!

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Oct01

Dan shares with us his love of the fretless bass guitar. He explains the difference no frets make and offers some reasons why you might want to go fretless.

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Feb22

Many people have asked about playing chords on the bass, so here is a discussion on how chords are built up from notes, and how they apply to the bass.

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Jan21

This lesson looks at the basslines from Riders on the Storm and Radar Love. We’re going to see how to use open strings to your advantage.

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Dec20

In honor of the joy of guitar, columnist Dan Lasley shares with us some of his favorite things about the world of music.

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