Rufus Philpot-offering Bass Instruction, via Skype or Private Lessons
Hey all at TB...
Just to let you know I am currently in L.A and offering Private Lessons and also Skype Video Bass lessons...
Here's some background info:
I am currently Offering Electric Bass Guitar Lessons to Students of All
Beginner to Advanced.
4, 5 and 6 String
Fretted / Fretless
Some of my past students have gone on to play with: Jamiroquai, Tina Turner, Beth Orton and Primal Scream.
In addition I have been a Faculty Member of M.I., London,
The Bass Collective, NYC, and given Masterclasses at M.I. Los Angeles and L.A.M.A. on a regular basis..
CHECK OUT www.rufusbass.com
You may ALSO download my instructional DVD from here too..
You can read an interview/feature on the Talkbass website too here:
I also have played for Planet X, Virgil Donati group, tour (and lead) acid jazz/groove outfit Down to the Bone, and most recently my own group, K.P.H. feat. Greg Howe and Will Kennedy including recent dates in Europe...<br>
**In September 2007 I was featured in a two page Masterclass Article in Bass Player magazine...
And have performed at Bass Player Live in Los Angeles, both with CPT Trio w/Kirk Covington and for Ibanez Basses..
Recording /Performance Credits include work with:<br>
GUITARISTS: Allan Holdsworth, Tony MacAlpine, Scott Henderson (Tribal Tech), Brett Garsed, Mike Miller (Chick Corea, Frank Zappa Band). <br>
DRUMMERS: Virgil Donati, (Planet X) Simon Phillips (Toto, Jeff Beck) Gary Novak (Chick Corea, Alannis Morrisette), Joel Rosenblatt (Spyro Gyra), Will Kennedy (Yellowjackets) Thomas Lang, Gary Husband (Level 42, John McLaughlin) and Marco Minnemann.<br>
KEYBOARD PLAYERS: Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater,Billy Idol & Planet X ), Steve Weingart (Dave Weckl band), Jeff Babko (Toto, Jimmy Kimmel Show) Mitch Forman (Wayne Shorter, John Mclaughlin and Rickie Lee Jones) amongst others. <br>
I have recently returned from Europe with my own group, K.P.H. feat. Greg Howe and Will Kennedy. I also headlined an International Festival for Bassists and Drummers with Virgil Donati in Stockholm, Sweden.<br>
Other performers included members of Meshuggah, Etienne M'Bappe (Joe Zawinul's last bassist) and also in the past two years alone I have toured Australia twice, Poland,Italy,Greece, Sweden,Canada and the U.S......<br>
---Some concepts I cover in my lessons:------<br>
Learning How to construct Bass Lines (including analysing and understanding players such as James Jamerson, Anthony Jackson, Marcus Miller, Jaco Pastorius etc, etc.. <br>
Soloing over Chord Changes <br>
Ear Training <br>
Sight Reading <br>
Fretless Bass Techniques <br>
Developing Good Time and groove <br>
Developing an Effective Practise Routine.<br>
Discount available for Block Bookings/ students etc.
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