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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I have never stopped playing out and doing gigs, sessions and whatever progarm comes along. For me it was all about seriously studying music and trying to play all the time.

You have to be open to that. How did you end up a bass player? People are still watching it and buying it.

I was probably as good a sight-reader at the age of 15 as I am now! Also see our exclusive FBPO interviews with the following bass players, all of whom are mentioned here: I would love to go out on tour again, preferably with someone I really like. What kinds of things do you like to do that are not necessarily musically oriented?

Previous Interview Oct 29 Blasko. 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. I also think it validates you as an educator since students will listen when they know you have professional experience. I would do these piano festivals and recitals and I just remember being so nervous.


Working at MI is only part of my musical life, as it should be. Your email address will not be published.

Interview – Alexis Sklarevski

Wlap best thing was that I learned how to read music at the same time I learned to read words. David got my name from someone and we set out to make a real instructional video and not just an expensive business card. Alezis downside is lots of people who really have no business doing something like that…are.

At least not when it comes to music. I was very lucky that I worked with David Schaub who was the producer and real brains behind that particular project.

The wardrobe lady brought out sklarrvski long purple beard and gave it to me to wear, which everyone in the band thought was very funny. That was really me creating a project where I would get to work with a long-time hero of mine. The Complete Guide and has done bass clinics throughout Japan and Europe.

The single most important thing someone can learn by going to school is how to continue teaching themselves for the rest of their lives. What kind sklarfvski aspirations do most of your incoming bass students have? Of course the bass program covers all the fundamental music subjects like technique, harmony, theory, reading etc.

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. How 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?


I never took any bass lessons, sklareveki I spent quite a bit of time practicing in the basement. Learn more of the software I have on my computer.

A year or two later I met a couple of guitar players and we started jamming together and trying to learn tunes. Rocco and David Garibaldi TOP drummer are one of the most interesting and creative rhythm sections ever. Of course there were lots of close-ups. I got David involved in that because I knew he would do a great job.

The Slap Bass Program, Instructional/Bass/DVD – Hal Leonard Online

Several of them are also very accomplished arrangers, composers and recording engineers. What can a student expect to get out of the training there? How could I say no to that?! Actually, it was a mega-popular videotape even before the prevalence of DVDs! Recent Interview Oct 22 Kilian Duarte. At one point I stood right beside him and duck-walked for about three steps…I made salp laugh.

I could have never done it on skap own.