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I'm looking for new songs to play and need suggestions. Anyone got songs for me?!

Hi all, I am Marc, new student. I have been playing piano and saxophone for years but bass has always been my passion :) I have been playing bass in a band for 2 years but I never took lessons. Today I really feel the need to learn it the right way and I am very excited to start the lessons with Nathan. No doubt this is the best decision to take :)

Hey friends! What is your favorite lesson of Nathan's and why?

Hi Nathan, You played several time in bands where previously Leland Sklar played bass. Do you have any kind of personal relationship with Leland. Regards Hendrik

Fast fingers. Some of the patterns remind me of Bach

Here's a blast from the past: https://youtu.be/r-t-3HChhJo

Hi Nathan. I'm planning on performing your rendition sir duke for a concert soon and I was wondering if you know how I can get a backing track without the lead bass?

Hi Javier, yes it's really exciting meeting my students from around the world especially when they're half a world away like in Jakarta! This weekend I'm performing in Arizona at Celebrity Fight Night Charity Event in support of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center & the BNI’s Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Disorders Program. Thanks to all my students for your patience while I wrap up these gigs that have been on the books for a while. https://www.celebrityfightnight.org Happy practicing and see you soon!

Oh no! Missed your concert in Bangkok. Such a shame. Make sure to come back next year please!

Hi Nathan, your 6 string look awesome on stage. So much fun and great performances. Thanks to Rama for the great youtube videos of some of your performance in Asia. What a blessing for Rama to get his bass signed for you and the team. - Javier (Dereck’s dad)

Hi All! Just back from my tour through Asia! Touched down in Seoul, Korea, 5 cities in China, Jakarta, Indonesia .... Bangkok, Thailand, Nagoya & Tokyo, Japan... Taipei, Taiwan ... whew!! A great response to our music, thanks to all our friends and fans there! Back home & will respond to your videos this week...thanks & see you around campus!

Thanks Eric (customers support) for your help to solve the uploading issue.

Hi Teja24. I posted this with the hope that customer service read this post. I’ve submitted a request (#73932) last Friday and still waiting for them. Customer service usually respond after one or two days.

He is currently Touring asia Dereck so this won't happen soon

Hi Nathan, I hope you can help me. I tried to contact customer service last week, but don’t have a response yet. I have this message when tried to upload a video exchange: “Your membership entitles you to submit up to 12 videos for review. If you would like to send more videos, click here to upgrade your membership.“ But my account expire in June, and only have thee video exchanges submitted. Thx.

Nathan East

Backing track

We'd love to see you here in thailand ;) xD

Hi Nathan, please bring your 5 string & your new (awesome) 6 string to Florida!

Any Valentine's plans? I'll be bringing my bass to Carmel, CA http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/entertainment/music/well-traveled-ja...

In-ear monitors. A bit pricey at $1699. Can't see spending more for in-ear monitors than I did for home studio speakers ($550).

Got your in-ear monitors yet? These have 9 drivers in them and produce a sonically delicious sound especially in the bass frequencies! https://www.twice.com/the-wire/64-audios-n8-customizable-in-ear-monitor

Fun week in Montana at Crown Guitar Festival & Workshops! http://www.mtpr.org/post/nathan-east-youre-been-listening-him-years-with...

Fall Quarter just started are you practicing?? Having fun & just back from playing in Rome and Sardinia with Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Patrice Rushen, Ernie Watts, Paulinho Da Costa, Sonny Emory, Melvin Lee Davis ... have bass will travel!

ArtistWorks Jazz Bass instructor, John Patitucci is going live from ArtistWorks Youtube tomorrow at 1:00 pm PST to talk about his tour with Chick Corea and his interview with Bass Musician Magazine. Tune in here: http://bit.ly/JohnLive

ArtistWorks instructors Eric Marienthal (Jazz Saxophone) and George Whitty (Jazz Piano) are going live from our Facebook page at 1:30 pm PST! They'll be answering the most googled Jazz questions! Tune in. ⏰ https://www.facebook.com/ArtistWorks/

Fiddle legend, Darol Anger, is going LIVE from ArtistWorks Facebook page in 2 hours! (4:00 pm PST) http://bit.ly/DarolLIVE

ArtistWorks Electric Country Guitar instructor, Guthrie Trapp, will be going live on our YouTube page in 1 HOUR! Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ics-eDK8wjw

Hi all! ArtistWorks Electric Country Guitar instructor, Guthrie Trapp, will be going live on our YouTube page at 10:00 am PST tomorrow! Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ics-eDK8wjw

Thank you, Nathan! I've been learning so much by watching the videos. Even though I've been playing a long time, I started with the beginner-level videos and have been refreshing my memory about fundamentals and also learning all sorts of new stuff. Thanks again!

Hi All! I'm just back from a tour in Beijing, China ... Tokyo. Japan & Seoul, S.Korea with my band ... we had a GREAT time! This week I'm off to play at Carnegie Hall in NY and then to Omaha to perform for (believe it or not) Warren Buffet! I love my life and all the wonderful experiences I have had directly resulting from playing bass! I'd love to hear about your experiences and travels as well. Keep practicing and of course have FUN! http://m.wikitree.co.kr/main/news_view.php?id=341104

Welcome Dennis Feeney! Looking forward to working with you ... we'll have some FUN!! Best always, Nathan

Hi everyone! Complete this survey for ArtistWorks & have your voice heard: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L7KHT9D

Ukulele Instructors Craig & Sarah are going live in < 1 hour. Tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2NvBJPRBUo

Hello, all! I'm excited to be a student at ArtistWorks and to learn from Nathan East! I've been playing a long time, and looking forward to learning how to breathe some new life into my playing. Peace!

Thanks a million, Nathan. I've just ordered the Total Scales and Techniques book. It looks like exactly what I was looking for. I really appreciate the tip. I am so ready to have fun with this. 1000 thanks!

Yes, learning music is a great way to exercise our brains for longevity and good times!

Thanks for the breath of fresh air Nathan, I am 48 and my goal is to eventually play bass in a cover band. I think learning music is a great way to exercise our brains for longevity and good times!

Welcome Zem! I have a friend that has just started lessons at the age of 92 so age is not a factor when it comes to furthering your education. Thanks for your kind words and enjoy your experience here! It's fun to track your development and see the results over time. Enjoy and I look forward to seeing you around campus! :-)

Hi Everyone. Call me Zem. I live and work in NYC. I am very excited to get started on the curriculum. I am a late starter (54 three weeks ago), but I'm committed to focusing time and effort on my bass development. I just watched the documentary "For The Record" which completely sealed the deal for me! Thanks again.

Welcome ianmcgilvrey! I'm not Canadian, but I play hockey every week with a bunch of guys from Canada her in AZ. My team uses the Flames jersey colors.

Welcome Ian to our ArtistWorks community! ianmcgillvrey Great to have you here and see you around campus!

Hey everyone, I'm new and thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Ian from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Any other Canadians or Calgarians out there? I've been a drummer for years and just recently decided to take up the bass and I'm having a blast so far! I've been loving the lessons and videos so far and I'm looking forward to being part of this community.

Peter Erskine, our Jazz Drums instructor, is live on Facebook now: https://www.facebook.com/ArtistWorks/videos/1726087400745307/

That is a sweet bass!

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Blog post by: ArtistWorks
02/21/2019 06:04pm

Versatile, Multi-Genre Training

Multi-genre, Versatile TrainingWhen it comes to studying music, it is only logical to delve into the style in which you predominantly play or prefer to listen to. I like to call this the “genre comfort zone” a place where you can flourish in your musicianship or become incredibly stagnant and uninspired in a drop of a hat. The bright side of this so called, “GCZ,” is that if you stick with a genre that you are familiar with, one that excites you, then you better your chances of actually picking up your instrument to practice. However, if you pigeon hole yourself into playing one specific type of music, you could find yourself quickly becoming bored and uninspired over time.


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