Jump to content

Dear guest,

Welcome to the biggest community for bass players in Europe. You'll find the site a great source of information and advice.

Why not sign up now and:

  • Say hello - tell us about your playing, your gear and where you're from.
  • Search the database for inspiration or to find out more about your instrument
  • Upload an avatar and profile picture
  • Buy one of the thousands of items in our marketplace
  • Safely sell your items to a community of proven enthusiasts
  • Upload pictures, audio and videos
  • Buy exclusive items at discount through our shop (coming soon!)

Go on, click the button and become part of it today!

Sign in to follow this  
72deluxe

Jeff Berlin Bass Direct 26th October 2016

Recommended Posts

Hello

Jeff Berlin gave a clinic at Bass Direct. I managed to film much of it from the floor (the tiny shop was full) and there was a bunch of good natured participants. Video is here:

https://youtu.be/OJnX3DRhu_A

BTW if anyone objects to their face in the video, PM and I can take it down, but I think we all learned something from them.

Mods feel free to move this to a more appropriate forum area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for posting this. I don't know if it was my system but the live webcast didn't work for me.

Jeff Berlin has a lot to say and some people find him quite controversial. If you listen to him though he talks a lot of sense. Took me a long time to get him too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]I think his point about metronomes is that for practice, working to one isn't essential. He makes the good point that if you know what you're playing and you have a suitable technique, you'll be in time.[/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]Also his point about knowing what notes to play and emphasising harmony as the most important thing before worrying about "groove" is a good point. Really good.[/font]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Surprisingly I really enjoyed Jeff Berlin's clinic. I didn't agree with some things he said, in my book thats a good thing. He's a lot less aggressive than he used to come across years ago. Great to see so many bass players out to see it. Kudos to Mark for hosting the event and for Mark Bass for supporting it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]I met a fellow Bass-chatter there but can't remember his name. I saw him the other year at the Midland's bass bash in Leicester where he was playing a red Sadowsky I think, and doing machine-gun slapping (most impressive).[/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]Anyone here?[/font]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='72deluxe' timestamp='1478608393' post='3170219']
[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]I met a fellow Bass-chatter there but can't remember his name. I saw him the other year at the Midland's bass bash in Leicester where he was playing a red Sadowsky I think, and doing machine-gun slapping (most impressive).[/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]Anyone here?[/font]
[/quote]

[color=#282828]Machine-gun slapping, that would have been me. Sorry 'bout that. **hangs head in shame**[/color]

Edited by Lee-Man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]No no it was good! I shook your hand at this clinic but have forgotten your name, sorry. I'm Rich.[/font]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×