Here are some of the topics I used to cover with my students:
- Musical vocabulary (scales, arpeggios etc)
- Improving your groove
- Creating excellent bass lines
- Practical theory and harmony
- Ear training
- Note and chart reading
Some of my former students have been kind enough to write about their experiences working with me HERE.
I've created and posted a number of bass instruction videos on YouTube. Here's a sample lesson you can watch. In it I explain how to connect one chord change to the next when you are playing a walking bass line. I'm using what I've learned from the greats: Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Charles Mingus, Ron Carter, et al. The techniques I discuss are ones I've used with great success with my students over the years.
Here's the same lesson on electric bass:
Here are a couple of other YouTube lessons that folks have enjoyed:
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