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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The great thing about modern technology is that now anyone can make an album in their bedroom.

You must have an good story or two you can share. At least not when it comes to music. 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. Recent Interview Oct 22 Kilian Duarte.

Previous Interview Oct 29 Blasko. I love working on tunes and coming up with parts but there have been many times when whatever I came up with was changed and molded and I ended up playing something totally different than when we started.

Interview – Alexis Sklarevski – For Bass Players Only

David got my name from someone and we set out to make a real instructional video and not just an expensive business card. What can a student expect to get out of the training there? Also see our exclusive FBPO interviews with the following bass players, all of whom are mentioned here: I could have never done it on my own.


I have never stopped playing out and doing gigs, sessions and whatever else comes along. What kind of aspirations do most xklarevski your incoming bass students have? At the same time, I was in school and all my friends were getting into rock and jazz by playing guitar and drums.

I worked through a pretty decent repertoire of classical music and I could play some Beethoven, Bach, Chopin waltzes…that sort of stuff.

I was probably as good a sight-reader at the age of 15 as I am now! For me it was all about seriously studying music and trying to proyram all the time. Your email address will not be published. Actually, it was a mega-popular videotape even before the prevalence of DVDs! What kinds of things do you like to do that are not necessarily musically oriented?

The single most important thing someone can learn by going to school is how to continue teaching themselves for the rest of their lives. There are still a few people I would do something like that with if they wanted to: By playing and working as a musician you bring a much more realistic and believable progrxm to teaching.

The downside is lots of people who really have no business doing something like that…are. I never aelxis any bass lessons, so I spent quite a bit of time practicing in the basement.

Currently, he continues recording and performing with many artists in the U. Several of them are also very accomplished arrangers, ssklarevski and recording engineers. How did you end up a bass player? I actually started out on piano when I was 5 or 6 years old and continued until I was 15 or so.


Tell me about the bass program at the Musicians Institute.

I was very lucky that I worked with David Schaub who was the producer and real brains behind that particular project. Of course there were lots of close-ups. 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.

I like a good tune. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Rocco and David Garibaldi TOP drummer are one of the most interesting and creative rhythm sections ever. You have to be open to that. How could I say no to that?!

Interview – Alexis Sklarevski

They do sessions, gigs, tours…whatever. Of course the bass program covers all sklqrevski fundamental music subjects like technique, harmony, theory, reading etc. Interview — Alexis Sklarevski. I got David involved in that because I knew he would do a great job. That was really me creating a project where I would get to work with a long-time hero of mine. At that time there were a few books and videos out that covered slap technique but none that sort of broke everything down into manageable pieces and explained it.