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Who's Your Bass Teacher???

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by jokerjkny, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    aka, your ambassador of bass playin' kwan? :D

    myself? i give you the maestro Hilliard Greene.

  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I've used both Jason DePope and Jesse Kessler in the past. Both hail from NNJ, but I'm flying solo at the moment.
  3. nick g.

    nick g. Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2003
    Chandler, Arizona
    Curtis Reid, awesome guy and a phenomenal musician.
  4. quatre03


    Aug 20, 2004
    David Hilton is my electric teacher
    Magna Cum Laude scholarship graduate of the Berklee College of Music *
    Featured in Bass Player Magazine *
    Nominated Best Jazz Album of the Year 2003 *
    Over 15 years of teaching experience *
    Play in the style you choose by learning fingerboard harmony,*
    chord scales, modes, pentatonics, arpeggios, ear training,*
    Jaco-funk, reading, and extensive harmonic considerations for improv *
    then take this new knowledge and apply it to whatever musical situation you find yourself in *
    4, 5, and 6 string fretted/fretless *
    All levels welcome from beginning to advanced * Reasonable rates *
    Hear a sample of my bass style >>>(here) <http://etworks.com/dh/02_Donna_Lee.mp3

    Bob Magnusson
  5. djcruse


    Jun 3, 2002
    Norwood, MA
    Bruce Gertz
  6. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Bruce Gertz & Todd Baker
  7. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    Layton (don't know his last name)

    He's a really great guy thats been playing bass and guitar in bands for years. He's in 4 bands at the moment. He's self taught but knows his theory fairly well.
  8. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    Dave Overthrow: www.daveoverthrow.com

    Authored a bunch of books, regular columnist for Bass Player, all-around great musician.
  9. Stuart Bradley (a great teacher and person) :)
  10. Techmonkey


    Sep 4, 2004
    Wales, UK
    I've never had lessons, I learnt everything I know either from the Tb forums or from friends/watching other bassists. I had piano and violin lessons for years though.
  11. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Matt Miller, great musician, greater person.
  12. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Jeff Berlin.

    Just kidding, I teach his kids piano and he refuses to teach me bass because he wants me to study piano (my primary instrument).

    But he hasn't even heard me play bass yet!
  13. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
  14. thephilosopher


    Dec 22, 2004
    Nigel Waye was my bass teacher. He was bar-none the best musician i've ever met/played with, he taught me so much about music. Sadly, he passed away a little over a year ago. R.I.P
  15. wyliee


    Jul 6, 2003
    South Hill, WA
    Steve Kim. He's been around the Seattle area for a long time and is a fantastic teacher.

    I've also taken lessons from Todd Johnson and Norm Stockton. Both masters of their instruments, great teachers and overall awesome people.
  16. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    The only teacher I had was named John Hinckley. I only took lessons from him for about six months, but he was one of the nicest people I've ever know.

    Never mentioned Jodie Foster to me, so I assumed he was a different John Hinckley ;)
  17. akuma12


    Aug 25, 2003
    Sarasota, FL
    John Toedtman, fun guy to talk to and a fantastic teacher. Graduated from the Peabody Conservatory. First teacher that's ever been able to really explain walking bass lines to me. If you're in the Cinci/Dayton area of Ohio, and need a teacher, look him up.
  18. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    Great choice! Be sure to check out John Lockwood as well. He's as good as they get. He and Bruno Raburg are my favorites in the area.
  19. Scott Pazera www.scottpazera.com

    Here he is in a pic with Adrian at the Nordstrand booth.

  20. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Once I get back to Florida, I'll be studying under Dave LaRue.