Over the past several years The Slap Bass Program has become the undisputed bible of Bass Institute of Technology (BIT) instructor Alexis Sklarevski is a. Alexis is the author of the critically acclaimed instructional DVD, The Slap Bass Program, and also co-produced Fingerstyle Funk, the instructional DVD by. DESCRIPTION. Over the past several years The Slap Bass Program has become the undisputed bible of slap technique. The video has garnered more.

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The great thing about modern technology is that now anyone can make an album in their bedroom. By playing and working as a musician you bring a much more realistic and believable perspective to teaching.

I worked through a pretty decent repertoire of classical music and I could play some Beethoven, Bach, Chopin waltzes…that sort of stuff. Also see our exclusive FBPO interviews with the following bass players, all of whom are mentioned here: Previous Interview Dec 17 Reid Anderson.

How could I say no to that?! Of course there were lots of close-ups. What can a student expect to get out of alexie training there? At least not when it comes to music.

Hudson Music UK – Alexis Sklarevski: The Slap Bass Program

You have aexis be open to that. What kinds of things do you like to do that are not necessarily musically oriented? Tell me about the bass program at the Musicians Institute. I like a good tune.

Interview – Alexis Sklarevski

What kind of aspirations do most of your incoming bass students have? David got my name from someone slarevski we set out to make a real instructional video and not just an expensive business card.


From there we started playing real gigs and sklarevwki finally led to me moving to Los Angeles, going to BIT and getting more and more serious about becoming a musician and trying to do it for a living. The Beatles and James Taylor…that was it for me. That was really me creating a project where I would get to work with a long-time hero of mine.

I never took any bass lessons, so I spent quite a bit of time practicing in the basement.

I got David involved in that because I knew he would do a great job. They do sessions, gigs, tours…whatever. Interview — Alexis Sklarevski. I was very lucky that I worked with David Schaub who was the producer and real brains behind that particular project. Working at MI is only part of my musical life, as it should be. It still is in a lot of ways. Of course the bass program covers all the fundamental music subjects like technique, harmony, theory, reading etc.

The best thing was that I learned how to read music at the same time I learned to read words. Learn more of the software I have on my computer. At this point you can have a finished tune or complete CD and never use a single musician for anything. At one point I stood right beside him and duck-walked for about three xlap made him laugh.

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 play all the time. Dlap do you help your students find that balance between cultivating their musical artistry on the one hand, while preparing them to make an actual living in the music industry on the other?

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Other than music, I like to spend time riding my mountain bike and hiking. How did you end up a bass player?

Your email address will not be published. At the same time, I was in school and all my friends were getting into rock and jazz by playing guitar and drums. I would love to go out on tour again, preferably with someone I really like. The single most important thing someone can learn by going to school is how to continue teaching themselves for the rest of their lives. Rocco and David Garibaldi TOP drummer are one of the most interesting and creative rhythm sections ever.

You must have an good story or two you can share. Several of them are also very accomplished arrangers, prograam and recording engineers. People are still watching it and buying it. Currently, he continues recording and performing with many artists in the U. The downside is lots of people who really have no business doing something like that…are.

I would do these piano festivals and recitals and I just remember being so nervous. 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. There sklarveski still a few people I would do something like that with if they wanted to: