10+ years of expert private education
Author of Bass Gym 101 series of bass method books published worldwide via Bassline Publishing
Yamaha Basses, Ampeg and Markbass Artist
20+ years of playing, gigging and recording experience
500+ videos and articles about bass gear - instruments, amps, cabs plus effects
Beginners to Advanced
It doesn't matter if you are an absolute beginner or an experienced band member, we can bring your bass playing on higher ground.
Professional, friendly and fun bass lessons in North London.
What will you learn?
Every bass lesson is suited to your individual needs. Weíll focus on your technique, tone, rhythm, phrasing, grooving, performance and everything else youíll need to be happy with your bass playing.
RSL Awards Grades 1-8 Bass & Music Theory
Right hand: fingers style (two, three-finger picking, pizzicato, palm muting, special techniques), slap (thumb, pop, double stroke, rock/metal style of slapping techniques, left-right hand coordination, percussive notes, Marcus Miller-Victor Wooten-Mark King-Flea-Fieldy-T.M.Stevens-Larry Graham styles), tapping (chord playing, two-three fingers style, left hand dexterity, John Myung-Billy Sheehan-Stu Hamm approaches)
Left hand: well-balanced position, hammer- on, pull-off, slide, vibrato, tremolo, focus on stamina, speed and dexterity
rhythm exercises, metronome work-outs, tone shaping, right/passing notes
all music styles Ė rock, pop, metal, hip-hop, jazz, afro-caribbean music, blues, funk, soul
Bass heroes studies:
Play and learn how they achieve their mastery on examples of John Paul Jones, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Mark King, Geezer Butler, Steve Harris, John Myung, Fieldy, Robert Trujillo, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Flea, Tim Commerford, Chris Wolstenholme, Les Claypool.
Scales and chords relationship, pentatonic studies, basic music sheet reading, soloing
Sound and maintenance:
amps/cabinets knowledge, using the right effects, set-up your instrument
How the first lesson look like?
Youíll bring your instrument and weíll have a chat about your experience and goals you want to achieve. Then we start to play and Iíll try to find out what we should work on first. Sometimes it is technique, sometimes groove-rhythm exercises or music theory. Iíll check out your instrument and if it is necessary, fix it to best playable condition so Iíll be sure that all weird notes accidentally coming from your playing are not sourced in bad technical state of your bass.
Where does lesson take place?
Online via Skype/Zoom, North London Music Academy facilities or at your home. All you need to bring is your instrument and cable. In case you have transport difficulties or donít have your own bass I can provide you one of mine (no additional fees).
Some brief information about me:
I am an expert tutor and bass player. Yamaha, Ampeg and Markbass artist. My bass method books are sold via stores and online retailers (Amazon). You could have seen me on festivals like Sonisphere, Ozzfest or Simple Things, in venues and clubs in Europe and UK or at one of my clinics/workshops.
RSL Awards Ambassador
For more information, music, videos and bass blog, please, check out my website:
Looking forward hearing from you.
All the bass,
Fee (45 minutes): £40.00
Fee (90 minutes): £65.00
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