A beginner bassist's foray into the unknown

Archive for May, 2016

Updates since April

breakfastSo, its been 5 weeks since I last blogged (and this one’s doing well – my other blogs have been dry for months, even though I have lists of stuff I want to write about!). An equal amount of time has passed since I’ve touched a bass, but, interestingly enough, while helping our daughter with piano lessons, I’ve messed around a little on it – in the bass register – and have noticed that its really fun to play basslines on it while she plays all over the rest of keys.

Also, I turned 41 a week ago, so there’s that. So, here are some updates, both musical and not:

Jeffrey Thomas 

Jeff is a teacher who plays guitar, bass and ukulele. He contacted me around the time of my last post asking that I add his website to the list of bass resources on mine. I’ve meant to review his site for inclusion for several weeks now, but only got to it now, so – sorry for the delay, Jeff!

For the rest of you, here’s a blurb from his website:

Jeffrey Thomas makes his living as a music instructor. Lessons are taught in person or through webcam. Accepting students of all ages and levels has exposed him to vast genres of music. Traditional Classical to Punk, Black Metal to Praise & Worship, Flamenco to Radio Disney Artists, Blues of many forms, Hip Hop, Reggae, Folk, Shred, Bluegrass, Motown, Rock, Grunge, Indie, Pop, R&B, Funk, Rockabilly, Latin, Country, World Music…

There are links on his page to in-person lessons, Skype lessons and more. The key section he wanted to share here was his bass tablature, but there are sections for guitar and ukulele tab as well. The bass tab is dominated by classic rock, but there’s a smattering of jazz, pop, reggae, light metal and even some theory exercises. Go have a look!