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Tony Senatore
A 12-String Bass X-Ploration

Recording Label: www.senny.com/dvd.html

Review By Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck
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  The name Tony Senatore is not a household name when it comes to bass players. Chris Squire, Tony Levin and Jack Bruce are not mentioned in the same breath but I must say after hearing Tony's music and watching his new DVD-Audio 12-String Bass X-Ploration, that I am convinced; he could play right alongside those legends. Tony is a very humble man and he knows his instrument. He knows it so well that he decided to share his love and respect with his instrument by recording an instructional DVD for those that want to learn more about the bass that was born in 1978. Even if you do not play the bass, there is plenty of enjoyment on this DVD visually and aurally.

Very little information has been available about the 12-String Bass, all of that has changed thanks to Senatore. The instrument is versatile enough to serve as a bass and guitar. The upper strings are your traditional bass strings tuned as such and each string in between are the lower keys, the one's that sound like a guitar. Tony demonstrated this on his studio recording Holyland (2005) beautifully. Some of the tracks off that album shows Tony displaying how he played the instrument and then actually takes you through the tracks.

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Manolo Badrena (percussion), Van Romaine (drums), and Percy Jones (fretless bass) join him for the video shoot. This provides a glimpse into the recording process and all the parts that make up each song in its entirety, with a focus on Tony's technique and style of handling the 12-String Bass.

Tony hopes that this DVD will shed some light on concepts that are important to him but more importantly set the stage for realizing the full potential of this great instrument. Tony hopes that this DVD will shed some light on concepts that are important to him but more importantly set the stage for realizing the full potential of this great instrument. The DVD accomplishes what it intends to by giving you a better understanding and appreciation for a fascinating and underrated instrument.

 

 

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