Jeff Berlin: Private bass lesson!

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  1. jonster

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  2. SBassman

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    I don't know how he picked that guy, but I'm glad it wasn't me.

    I wouldn't even touch a bass in front of Jeff.

    :)
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    Wow. Good thing dude had some skills so he wasn't too fazed at all, IMO. I didn't think it was a bad lesson at all. He's surely a rough teacher to have though.
  4. tekdiver500ft

    tekdiver500ft I'm your Huckleberry... Supporting Member

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    Wow. That's a great concept, and a brutal way to teach it. Thanks so much for sharing.
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  6. SBassman

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    It was a very good lesson.

    And Jeff was great through it all.

    I'm just glad it wasn't me. I would have folded. That guy held up well. :)
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    Blyss (the guy getting the lesson) is a seriously good bay area player and a great dude.
  8. gurensan

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    I don't like Jeff's recorded playing, a personal preference, but his lesson delivery kicks major butt. He's a killer teacher. I wanted to go to his school when I lived in Florida but never could, even though I lived literally 3 miles from it.

    And after all the years of reading him in Bass Player magazine, I have yet to ever see him be wrong.

    He's spot on. WTG, Jeff!

    Perhaps they'll make it a series?
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    The problem is he's absolutely right! It's very easy to get into a "comfort zone" and not change & grow(God knows I'm guilty as hell!). Just goes to prove, we all need to know music & theory and how to apply it in everyday playing...... (excuse me, I have some major woodshedding to do!!!). :cool:
  10. KeithPas

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    I got better just watching that lesson
  11. tekdiver500ft

    tekdiver500ft I'm your Huckleberry... Supporting Member

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    Me, too!
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    Thanks, great stuff!
  13. jason1980's

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    That video reminds me of Steve Vai's audition for Frank Zappa, Steve went through it pretty hard.

  14. Roy Vogt

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    Cool! Thanks for posting! I'm waiting for free time and finances to collide and then I'm taking some Skype lessons with Jeff. This is a good warmup!
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    tekdiver500ft I'm your Huckleberry... Supporting Member

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    Yes, it really does. I'd never seen that interview before, thanks for posting it.
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    I miss Jeff here :bawl:
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    Interesting, but. He's recommending that one should study things they aren't familiar with. Kinda goes without saying, me thinks.
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    Jeff dosen't miss it here.;)
  19. DJ Bebop

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    I know, he told me that but, I still miss him here and all the fireworks :)
  20. DJ Bebop

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    But so many folks don't get that :scowl:
  21. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope Supporting Member

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    Wow!

    Great vid. I was trying to imagine myself sitting there in front of Jeff Berlin while holding a bass, and all I could think of was FREEZE UP. Excellent lesson - I'm going to try to apply it immediately.

    Jeff's approach reminds me of Zappa's approach to auditions (at least in the case of Steve Vai - if you haven't seen it, you should youtube it - it's hysterical.)

    Oh wait - it's posted above - the clip has reminded someone else of the audition, too!

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