Hello :) and thank you for your interest in my transcriptions. Here you'll find a collection of the transcriptions I’ve done which have come mostly from fulfilling requests through my YouTube channel.
I take great pride in my work and enjoy taking the time to practice my transcriptions so I can make a video with the goal being to perform it close to the original performance.
Please look around and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me...thanks :)
A bit more...
It was the summer when I was 13 years old. I'd just had my 2nd drum lesson down at the corner music store when the band I was already in told me, "we found another drummer and he's better than you...but we need a bass player!"
No problem, I switched my deposit from a drum kit to a bass guitar, enrolled in the high school band/ jazz program that fall and a few years later, a college Jazz Performance program. Other than taking a few years off while raising my family, I've been practicing, performing and pursuing my love of playing music and the bass ever since.
I've been very lucky to have traveled the world playing music and have done almost every type of gig you can imagine from a wide variety of musical styles. From 1000 seat theaters, to cocktail music in the corner, dances, concerts, festivals, bars, clubs, pubs, musical theater, writing and arranging, band leading, and teaching. I love the energy of playing live. I also like to share my knowledge of music and try to inspire others! :)
I try to practice like a "jazz musician" would. Concentrating on, and combing fundamentals through improvisational concepts. I've spent years accumulating different concepts, and ideas on how to become a better bass player and musician. Through painstaking trial and error, I have found some things one can learn and practice that will drastically save you time in the long run...if you're wiling to do the work ;) Check out my suggestions below.
Musically, when I'm not creating YouTube videos and transcribing cool bass lines. I've taken up playing the drums again and also try to keep my guitar and piano "chops" up (limited as they are ;) Outside of music, I enjoy family time, moderate gym training, going for walks with my dog and playing Minecraft. Although I've decided I want to get better at finger tapping, so Minecraft might have to take a back seat for a while ;)
Thank you again for your interest in what I do. If I can help you on your journey, please feel free to ask :)
The fastest way to start playing an instrument is to:
1. Approach learning and practicing in the same way you would with a language or a sport. Focus on mastering fundamental skills and gradually build on them.
2. Learn to play "diatonically" by practicing scales and chords with predetermined rhythms.
Through this approach, I've also been able to learn the piano, guitar and drums.
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