Solo bass maestro shares insights on chordal bass playing and advice for up-and-coming bassists
By David Sands
Mike Dimin knows a thing or two about innovation. For the last few decades, he’s dedicated himself to expanding the possibilities of the bass as a soloist, author and educator.
A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, he’s known for his groundbreaking books The Chordal Approach and The Art of Solo Bass, which explore the theory and practice of using chords to create and play arrangements for solo bass. Beyond this he’s also written columns for Bass Guitar, Bassics, and Bass Frontiers magazines and served as a product specialist for Zon Guitars, Euphonic Audio and Thomasik-Infeld strings. As for albums, he’s released two of them, Big Droppins and There Are No Accidents, through his label, Michael Dimin and the Big Droppins.
An educator as well as an innovator, he’s conducted workshops, master classes and performances around the globe and currently instructs young students near his home in upstate New York.
FBPO‘s Jon Liebman was lucky enough to meet up for a conversation with Mike in Nashville, Tennessee at the 2016 Summer NAMM Show, shortly before he was set to play at Roy Vogt’s annual Thunder Row Bass Bash.
Watch our interview with Mike:
FBPO Interview #1 with Mike Dimin
FBPO 2015 Summer NAMM show feature
FBPO 2015 Winter NAMM show feature