Opeth bassist Martin Mendez was interviewed by Music Radar. He tells key to becoming a great bas guitarist and musician.

He has 5 tips for bassists to becoming a great musician:

  1. Learn your scales
  2. Take more risks
  3. “Just play from the heart”
  4. Watch that need for speed
  5. Find the best of the best

Click here to read the details of the tips.

His introduction:

“I usually start about an hour before the show, just playing along to little bits of the songs. Back in the day, I never used to bother – I’d just jump out on stage and I ended up getting these painful cramps during the set, which definitely made things difficult! So from then on, I started making sure I was physically prepared and mentally relaxed before any performance.”