Yamaha Basses, Mesa/Boogie and Markbass Artist
20+ years of playing, gigging and recording experience
10+ years of expert private education
Bass Gym series of bass method books published worldwide via Amazon, iStore, etc.
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.
What will you learn?
Every bass lesson is suited to your individual needs. We’ll focus on your technique, tone, rhythm, phrasing, grooving, performance and everything else you’ll need to be happy with your bass playing. Here are the examples what you can learn about.
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 “sexy” notes
all music styles – 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?
You’ll bring your instrument and we’ll have a chat about your experience and goals you want to achieve. Then we start to play and I’ll try to find out what we should work on first. Sometimes it is technique, sometimes groove-rhythm exercises or music theory. I’ll check out your instrument and if it is necessary, fix it to best playable condition so I’ll 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?
I am teaching in 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 don’t 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, Mesa/Boogie 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.
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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