Andrew Pfaff has a deep and abiding love for the bass guitar. He is a professional bassist and teacher in the New York City area and has written a book called Mode Shapes for Bass. Andrew has been fortunate enough to share the stage with greats like Oteil Burbridge, Stanley Jordan, Leo Nocentelli, and Harvie Swartz. He's been on the Today Show and has played Lincoln Center. Keeping active in rock, jazz, "singer-songwriter" and corporate/club date scenes, Andrew keeps a full playing schedule that takes him all over the NYC metro area and occasionally to other parts of the country. Also a teacher, Andrew has written and self-published an instructional book for bass called Mode Shapes for Bass. After getting a B.A. in Communications from Penn State, Andrew got his formal music education at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, studying Jazz Bass Performance. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree. A Few Words From Andrew ... "The common misconception is that bass guitar is an easier instrument than guitar. After all, it has fewer strings and you don't have to play any flashy, speedy guitar stuff, just the boring low part that goes "boom boom boom." But when you actually look around, you find that good bass players are more rare and coveted than good guitarists. This phenomenon may be at least partially because there is less 'glamour' in playing bass. But it may also be because the bass player has incredible power over the rhythmic and harmonic dimensions of the music, and it takes considerable skill, taste and experience in order to wield that power effectively. With bass, one note can change everything."