I had an unforgettable experience last week teaching at the 2016 Warwick Bass Camp! I didn’t know I would be teaching this camp until just a few days before when I got the call that Billy Sheehan wasn’t able to make it last minute, so I was called to take his place! It’s truly an honor to have stepped in for someone who had such an impact on my playing early on.
My passion for teaching bass grew immensely this week being able to work first-hand with 83 students from 16 different countries who all come together with a unified love for bass playing. My goal was to leave them feeling inspired, but little do they know that THEY inspired me twice over in the process. Feeling very blessed to have had this opportunity, and for everyone at Framus & Warwick for their hard work and dedication to make this week what it was. Every year at Warwick Camp is an experience of a lifetime, but this was an extra special one I’ll never ever forget!
Excited to announce a HUGE career milestone…my new bass book/DVD published by Hal Leonard!! I grew up learning piano and trumpet from Hal Leonard books all through grade school so this is still absolutely surreal to me. “ADVANCED ROCK BASS” is out NOW and you can order at the link below. Shipping to anywhere in the world!
-Book includes 75 minutes of video instruction, 70+ exercises, and 10 play-along tracks with all content written for 4-string bass.
-This is a complete guide to my approach when composing basslines. I focus on every single aspect imaginable: chord analysis, fretboard mapping, composing lines with harmonics and tapping, voicing chords, mixing different techniques together, and an entire chapter on my personal philosophy for the role of the bass in modern rock/metal music. This particular chapter uses 10 bass-less tracks where I go track-by-track and demonstrate different ideas over each and talk about what to listen for, what aspects of the other instruments to latch onto, how to combine a guitar and drum part to form a bassline, creating independent lines with their own melody, what elements of a chord to play around, and so much more. It’s my complete “A-Z” approach!
After 15 months of pure blood, sweat, and tears, I present to you LOW END UNIVERSITY! Hands down the biggest project I’ve ever completed to date. I’m very excited to work with all of you on my newest online teaching platform! I wanted the perfect solution to be able to teach bass students anywhere in the world 24/7. Watch the video and then I invite you to check out the site!
We provide a custom learning experience for every student with our ever-growing lesson video library and archive of application licks, printable PDF transcriptions, bass-less backing tracks, interactive features, members’ forum and more. We have currently over 7 hours of material posted with new lesson videos added every single week! Watch the short video trailer below for more information!
The first of three EMG TV videos I filmed back in January went live today! Check out “The Dark Horse” from Scale the Summit’s most recent album “The Migration”.
Using my custom shop Warwick Thumb NT 6-String in this video, equipped with EMG 45JX pickups and Dunlop Super Brights.
Thanks to this incredible company for having me out to film these – quite an amazing facility they have and I had a blast. Make sure to subscribe to their channel so you don’t miss out on future videos!
I’m excited to announce I’ll be attending this year’s annual Warwick Bass Camp + Open Day 2014 in Markneukirchen, Germany as a guest artist! This year’s artist and professor roster is incredible and it’s an honor to be attending. Hope to see you there!
I’m excited to announce the release of my second instructional book for bass guitar, focusing on the absolute basics of learning to interpret, read, and sightread standard notation. This book is geared for players who have little to no experience reading standard notation looking to learn from square one, and will help to go from never having read music before to reading basic notes and rhythms in multiple key signatures.
This book contains 116 total pages, over 140 exercises, descriptive examples and figures, a full-color gloss front cover and spiral bounding, which is most convenient for allowing the book to stay spread open on stands and flat surfaces! All exercises are playable on 4, 5, and 6-string basses.
Click HERE to download a free .PDF sample of this book!
*The first shipment of books have just arrived and are NOW SHIPPING! Orders will be shipped the very next day, and the first 100 copies will be signed!