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Jeff Berlin: Private bass lesson!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by jonster, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. jonster

    jonster

    Nov 12, 2008
  2. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
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    PiccoBass Dealer
    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

    Jan 24, 2003
    Newport News, VA via NYC
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    Kohlman Bassworks
    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. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil I'm your huckleberry... Supporting Member

    May 12, 2011
    Saint Johns, Michigan
    Wow. That's a great concept, and a brutal way to teach it. Thanks so much for sharing.
     
  5. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
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    PiccoBass Dealer
    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. :)
     
  6. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
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    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Blyss (the guy getting the lesson) is a seriously good bay area player and a great dude.
     
  7. 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?
     
  8. treekiller

    treekiller

    Mar 4, 2010
    Iowa
    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:
     
  9. KeithPas

    KeithPas Supporting Member

    May 16, 2000
    Poulsbo,Wa
    I got better just watching that lesson
     
  10. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil I'm your huckleberry... Supporting Member

    May 12, 2011
    Saint Johns, Michigan
    Me, too!
     
  11. MixBass

    MixBass

    Feb 23, 2006
    L.A. Harbor
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    Co-founder. GrabAxe
    Thanks, great stuff!
     
  12. jason1980's

    jason1980's Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2010
    East Kentucky
    That video reminds me of Steve Vai's audition for Frank Zappa, Steve went through it pretty hard.

     
  13. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Nashville,TN
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    Endorsing Artist: Accuracy, Carvin, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    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!
     
  14. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil I'm your huckleberry... Supporting Member

    May 12, 2011
    Saint Johns, Michigan
    Yes, it really does. I'd never seen that interview before, thanks for posting it.
     
  15. I miss Jeff here :bawl:
     
  16. Interesting, but. He's recommending that one should study things they aren't familiar with. Kinda goes without saying, me thinks.
     
  17. Jeff dosen't miss it here.;)
     
  18. I know, he told me that but, I still miss him here and all the fireworks :)
     
  19. But so many folks don't get that :scowl:
     
  20. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    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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