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Alexis is the author of the critically acclaimed instructional DVD, The Slap Bass Program, and also co-produced Fingerstyle Funk, the instructional DVD by. 26 Nov ‘That looks good’ I thought to myself – The Slap Bass Program by Alexis. So off I go to the guitar shop and get me one of those. 2 hours later and. Master tutor Alexis Sklarevski provides a superb chance to learn the secrets to the thrilling and versatile world of the Slap Bass. Starting with the fundamenta.

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Previous Interview Oct 29 Blasko. What kinds of things do you like to do that are not necessarily musically sklarevsku A year or two later I met a couple of guitar players and we started jamming together and trying to learn tunes.

I also think it validates you as an educator since students will listen when they know you have professional experience. What kind of aspirations do most of your incoming bass students have?

Those first chords were just spine-tingling…wow…here I am doing this tune which, up until then, I had only listened to on the album. Tell me about the bass program at the Musicians Institute. The great thing about modern technology is that now anyone can make an album in their bedroom.

Currently, he continues recording and performing with many artists in the U. I would do these piano festivals and recitals and I just remember being so nervous.


The Complete Guide and has done bass clinics throughout Japan and Europe. I would love to go out on tour again, preferably with someone I really like. What can a student expect to get out of the training there? The single most important thing someone can learn by going to school is how to continue teaching themselves for the rest of sklzrevski lives.

The Slap Bass Program, Instructional/Bass/DVD – Hal Leonard Online

Of course there were lots of close-ups. I never took any bass lessons, so I spent quite a bit of time practicing in the basement. Leave a Sklarecski Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I got David involved in that because I knew he would do a great job.

At this point you can have a finished tune or complete CD and never use a single musician for anything. Also see our exclusive FBPO interviews with the following bass players, all of whom are mentioned here: I worked through a pretty decent repertoire of classical music and I could play some Beethoven, Bach, Chopin waltzes…that sort of stuff. How could I say no to that?! By playing and working as a musician you bring a much more realistic and believable perspective to teaching.

All the bass instructors at MI are working, professional musicians who do a lot of very cool stuff with a great range of artists. Working at MI is only part of my musical life, as it should be. I like a good tune. How did you end up a bass player? David got my name from someone and we set out to make a real instructional video and not just an expensive business card. At least not when it comes to alexix. Of course the bass program covers all the fundamental music subjects like technique, harmony, theory, reading etc.


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Interview – Alexis Sklarevski

Other than music, I like to spend time riding my mountain bike and hiking. They do sessions, gigs, tours…whatever. Learn more of the software I have on my computer. The reason I started playing bass was a combination of my normal personality which was to NOT be the front person in any way and hearing Paul McCartney and Leland Sklar. Several of them are also very accomplished arrangers, composers and recording engineers.

I was probably as good a sight-reader at the age of 15 as I am now! The downside is lots of people who really have no business doing something like that…are.