Articles by Dennis Alstrand

Paul's influence on bassists has been so widespread over numerous generations that there's no denying he's in everybody's playing at this point.--Will Lee

This article looks at how Paul McCartney brought the role of the bass guitar from the depths of the briny oceans out into the sunlight.   I've tried to point out what he does with many of the Beatle songs (as well as his solo stuff) to make them vibrant.

as quoted in the book "The Beatles as Musicians" 

Go to Evolution of Rock Bass Playing


In 1973, Louie Cortez and Lance Morrison put a horn band together designed to change the world.   It was my first band and, probably for that reason, my favorite one.  Five of the six members of Halla Nass talk about the birth and (flaming) death of the band that could have gone somewhere if only.....if only.....we had better singers.  If you've ever pondered what it's like being in a band....

Go to We're Halla Nass