When playing bass guitar in liturgical ensemble music, there’s rarely a written bass part. It’s up to the bass player and the ensemble director to determine when to keep it simple and when to play a little more. In this video, Jeff “Mac” McLemore talks through the basics of using a bass guitar in liturgical ensemble music, including tips for deciding what to play and when.
Jeff “Mac” McLemore, a CLEF Summer Program faculty member, is known as the “first call” for bass guitar in the Cincinnati area and beyond. He has extensive experience with onstage and studio performance as well as playing bass for liturgical music.
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