Any advice for an aspiring session bassist?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by quincy_j_clomo, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. I want to get into session work, and I was wondering if anyone had any advice, from personal experience, that could help me along. I would like to do more studio work than live work. I already know I'll need to become more versed in different playing styles, and I'll need to get more fluid at reading music. beyond that...

    What should I do to break into that line of work?

    What will be expected of me once I do get booked for some work?

    What are some experiences you had starting out that really caught you off guard or influenced you?

    any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Bijoux


    Aug 13, 2001
    Be flexible and open minded!
  3. sleeplessknight

    sleeplessknight Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Pick up Ed Friedland's book, "The Working Bassist's Toolkit". That'll have answers to most of your questions right there :bassist:
  4. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    I'd imagine you'd want to make as many contacts as you possibly can who might ever need a session bassist...i.e., singers/songwriters/producers, etc.

    That'd be a good start.

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