Pubblicato il 2° ciclo del corso online: lezioni dalla 6 alla 10!

Ed ecco qua la seconda parte del corso Bassista Contemporaneo Online! Siamo molto orgogliosi di presentarti il ciclo di lezioni del volume 1 che vanno dalla 6 alla 10. Ancora tantissimi video, ben 47, che affrontano nel dettaglio e nell’ordine esatto del libro tutte le materie di questo gruppo di… Continua a leggere

25 January 2016 sees the release of the Contemporary Bassist online course!

Ecco la prima parte: LEZIONI dalla 1 alla 5 (le basi del corso!) 37 video pronti all’uso: online dal 25 gennaio 2016! Se anche tu hai dubitato che il corso online esistesse veramente, o hai pensato che fosse tutto un bluff, leggi bene perché lunedì prossimo si aprono le porte… Continua a leggere

Video pill from lesson 19g: EAR TRAINING SCALE

Straight from the online course based on Contemporary Bassist 1 Here is an example of an Ear training exercise applied to Scales. Ear training is a very important and actually often neglected subject. The bass player tends to prefer technique, the study of bass lines, in some cases even the... Continue reading

Video pill from lesson 16g: CIRCLE OF FIFTHS

Straight from the online course based on Contemporary Bassist 1 This time we talk about the cycle of fifths, a topic that is part of the subject THEORY. There are so many topics that make up Theory, what we did at BassLab was to select the necessary information and organise it in an order... Continue reading

How to create effective and engaging 5/4 bass lines

Directly from Contemporary Bassist 2, here is a taste of how to work on a 5/4 time signature with the electric bass. The material in this article complements and develops the lessons you find in volume 2 on this topic. If you have bought the book, you should definitely read... Read more

What is a mirror doing in a bassist's studio?

Here is an article with a seemingly bizarre title, but in fact if you are already studying with Contemporary Bassist you know very well that this is not a joke, but a concept as simple as it is fundamental to the method. Nothing to do with strange exhibitionism, then. On the contrary, we are talking here about another... Continue reading

Slap and tapping: the fundamentals

Another introductory article on setting up on the instrument and the abbreviations and symbols used in the 'Contemporary Bassist' teaching method. SLAP TECHNIQUE To indicate the fingers of the right hand I use the abbreviations marked in figure 7: In the figure opposite you can see the combination possibilities between: - thumb of the hand... Continue reading

With the shapes on the keyboard, playing becomes easier!

What is meant by shapes on the electric bass fretboard Perhaps you have never heard of shapes on the electric bass, or perhaps you first became aware of them through the book Contemporary Bassist. Well, if it's a new topic for you here's a quick introduction... Read more