Whether you're a beginning bassist or someone looking to improve your existing skills, thanks for visiting. I've been playing and teaching upright and electric bass for over 30 years and have helped many hundreds of students along the way.
If you live in the Chicago area I'd be very glad to work with you in person at either of my teaching locations. If you're anywhere else, SKYPE is an excellent alternative. All you need is a computer with a webcam and a good internet connection.
NOT just for bass players! I've worked with all kinds of instrumentalists on fundamental musical and improvisational skills.
Visit my LESSONS page for details on studying with me LIVE or via SKYPE.
Here are some nice COMMENTS from former students.
To find out more about my career, please go to my BIO page.
Students: check out my BASS ONLINE area, where you'll find some FREE excerpts from my book, A Practical Workbook for Bass Players. That book, and my second one, A Workbook for Jazz Bass Players, are now available as PDF downloads. These are textbooks specifically designed for my students, and are not written as standalone method books. Please go HERE to purchase a copy.
Here's a page with some BASS RESOURCES material books on bass technique, theory, and improvising. There's also a list of excellent fake books that feature standard, jazz, latin, pop and funk tunes.
View a sample of my instructional videos HERE.
Want some more info? Drop me a line.
Here's a couple of tracks from the 2014 release of Crossfire, an album by the uber-talented vocalist Maggie.
Higher Ground (on which I play my Sadowsky 5 string) Higher Ground
Here's To Life (with me on upright bass) Here's To Life
Like what you hear? Visit CDBaby and grab a copy of Maggie's great CD Crossfire
JAZZ PLAYERS please visit my other site for downloadable jazz play-along tracks.
Check out my piano/bass duo CD at CD Baby.
Bill Harrison / Peter Polzak
This CD is a mix of standards, jazz tunes and one original. Recorded in two short sessions, the disc is mainly first takes, no edits or fixes of any kind. Relax and enjoy!
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