Private Electric Bass Instruction
Berklee College of Music, Bachelor of Music - Music Production & Engineering / Bass Performance (1990)
Berklee Online, Specialist Certificate in Music Marketing (2016)
Beginners and Intermediates
Learn to play like your favorite artists!
All Music Styles: Rock, Metal, Funk, Pop, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, anything!
Customized individual lessons
Ocean/Monmouth County and surrounding areas
Flexible Lesson Times
30+ Years Playing Experience
Studied with Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs/Steve Morse Band/G3/John Petrucci/Mike Portnoy) & with esteemed Berklee bass professors
Active gigging bassist and audio engineer
Funk/Slap and groove specialist
Theory & Ear Training
4, 5, 6 string or fretless bass instruction
Learn to read music - don’t be satisfied with tablature from the internet!
Ocean County, NJ
SAMPLE BASS PRACTICE ROUTINE:
Part 1: Warm-Up with a few songs
Part 2: Technique and Finger Exercises
b. Dave LaRue exercises
Part 3: On-line Lessons, i.e. Low-End University, Scott's Bass Lessons, YouTube tutorials, etc.
Part 4: Theory
a. Name the notes on the fretboard
b. 2 or 3 Octave Scales
c. Four-Part Arpeggios (& Inversions) with chromatic approach
Part 5: Method Books
Mel Bay, Bass Guitar, Jazz Riffs for Bass, Improvising Jazz Bass, Harmonics for Electric Bass, 100 tips for Bass Guitar,
101 Bass Tips, Berklee Practice Method, etc.
Part 6: Slapping/Double Thumb - Slap It! & Funk Bass books,
Part 7: Sight Reading
Electric Bass Lines by Carol Kaye, Develop Sight Reading, SoIo Book for Bass Guitar,
The Studio Bassist, Chamber Music, BeIwin String Builder, WaIkin’, Bass Duets, etc.
Part 8: Prepared Pieces and Transcriptions
a. Bach Cello Suites
b. Dixie/Continuum/Joe Frazier/etc.
Part 9: Practice Band Songs