Posts Tagged ‘modeling’

KMEA Jazz Audition Tutorial

September 17, 2017

Hey, High School bass nerds – here’s my tutorial for winning the KMEA jazz audition this year: Click me!


More jazz inspiration

March 15, 2009

Here’s another great guy to be inspired by: Christian McBride. Full, honest tone; amazing time;, beautiful ideas. Notice there’s no “slop” in his playing – everything is executed with great care and patience.

More Inspiration

December 7, 2008


More Modeling

November 30, 2008

I’ve been a fan of Dave Holland since forever. Check out his tone and rhythmic funkiness. The guy doesn’t need a drummer!

This is Dave playing Mr. PC:


November 27, 2008

Modeling means imitating a great performance. A lot of times you can tap into your ability to mimic intuitively to learn from someone else.

Check out Franco Petracchi playing Bottesini’s Tarantella:

This guy’s playing is so relaxed and effortless and cool. He’s like the James Bond of the bass. Sei bravissimo, maestro Petracchi!