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#074 - DR. BARRY HILL: Bass & Low Frequencies

Published January 3, 2023

"You don't even notice the bass. It's just providing such a beautiful harmonic foundation that's linking in so beautifully with the drums and the other instruments" - Dr. Barry Hill

About the guest:

Dr. Barry Hill is a bass player and Senior Lecturer in Music at Southern Cross University in Lismore, Australia. He is a renowned musician and educator, having played with many notable Australian artists. Dr. Hill's expertise in bass playing and music education makes him an invaluable resource for his students and the wider music community.


In this episode:

  • Barry's academic career

  • How Barry got interested in humans imitating machines

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in music

  • Barry's past projects (The Bird, CyberBass) and current projects

  • Getting your instrument set up for comfortable playing

  • Pedal boards - blessing or curse?

  • Kick and bass - friends or foes?

  • The mindset of successful musicians



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Disclaimer: The Production Talk Podcast is independent of (and not related to) my teaching responsibilities at SAE.

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