Over the past several years The Slap Bass Program has become the undisputed bible of Bass Institute of Technology (BIT) instructor Alexis Sklarevski is a. Alexis is the author of the critically acclaimed instructional DVD, The Slap Bass Program, and also co-produced Fingerstyle Funk, the instructional DVD by. DESCRIPTION. Over the past several years The Slap Bass Program has become the undisputed bible of slap technique. The video has garnered more.
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I would love to go out on tour again, preferably with someone I really like. At the same time, I was in school and all my friends were getting into rock and jazz by playing guitar and thf. At that time there were a few books and videos out that covered slap technique but none a,exis sort of broke everything down into manageable pieces and explained it.
The single most important thing someone can learn by going to school is how to continue teaching themselves for the rest of their lives. Also see our exclusive FBPO interviews with the following bass players, all of whom are mentioned here: David sklwrevski my name from someone and we set out to make a real instructional video and not just an expensive business card.
You have to be open to that. I like a good tune. The reason I started playing bass was a combination of my normal personality gass was to NOT be the front person in any way and hearing Paul McCartney and Leland Sklar.
The Complete Guide and has done bass clinics throughout Japan and Europe. I was probably as good a sight-reader at the age of 15 as I am now!
By playing basa working as a musician you bring a much more realistic and believable perspective to teaching. At this point you can have a finished tune or complete CD and never use a single musician for anything.
Interview – Alexis Sklarevski – For Bass Players Only
What can a student expect to get out of the training there? I actually started out on piano when I was 5 or 6 years old and continued until I was 15 or so. At one point I stood right beside him and duck-walked for about three steps…I made him laugh. I would do these piano festivals and recitals and I just remember being so nervous.
It still is in a lot of ways.
The Beatles and James Taylor…that was it for me. Wlap best thing was that I learned how to read music at the same time I learned to read words.
I could have never done it on my own. Currently, he continues recording and performing with many artists in the U. Tell me about the bass program at the Musicians Institute.
I have never stopped playing out and doing gigs, sessions and whatever else comes along. I was very lucky that I worked with David Schaub who was the producer and real brains behind that particular project. I got David involved in that because I knew he would do a great job.
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What kinds of things do you like to do that are not necessarily musically oriented? You must have an good story or two sklarevsski can share. How could I say no to that?! From there we started playing real gigs and that finally led to me moving to Los Angeles, going to BIT and getting more and more serious about becoming a musician and trying to do it for sklarveski living.
Actually, it was a mega-popular videotape even before the prevalence of DVDs!
Interview – Alexis Sklarevski
Of course the bass program covers all the fundamental music subjects like technique, harmony, theory, reading etc. There are still a few people I would do something like that with if they wanted to: What kind of aspirations do most of your incoming bass students have?
The great thing about modern technology is that now anyone can make an album in their bedroom. Previous Interview Dec 17 Reid Anderson. A year or two later I met a couple of guitar players and we started jamming together and trying to learn tunes. I worked through a pretty decent repertoire of classical music and I could play some Beethoven, Bach, Chopin waltzes…that sort of stuff.
People progam still watching it and buying it.
Interview — Alexis Sklarevski. They do sessions, gigs, tours…whatever. Other than music, I like to spend time riding my mountain bike and hiking. Those first chords were just spine-tingling…wow…here I am doing this tune which, up until then, I had only listened to on the album.
I love working on tunes and coming up with parts but there have been many times when whatever I came up with was changed and molded and I ended up playing something totally different than when we started.
Your email address will not be published. At least not when it comes to music. The wardrobe lady brought out this long purple beard and gave it to me to wear, which everyone in the band thought was very funny. Working at MI is only part of my musical life, as it should be. How did you end up a bass player?