Bass Stuff…

Nashville Bass Lessons World Wide Via Skype

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Bass Stuff... | 0 comments

“Those who are enamored of practice without theory are like a pilot who goes into a ship without rudder or compass and never has any certainty where he is going. Practice should always be based on a sound knowledge of theory.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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Bass Lessons with a Nashville Pro Bassist …available via Skype no matter where you live

Posted by on Nov 25, 2017 in Bass Stuff... | 0 comments

The subject of what to practice on bass is overwhelming in the number of posts and Youtube videos that are being paraded on the internet. Many times the content offers so little! I have at times ” deprogrammed” new students who had accepted ( because they didn’t know better) unworkable methods that were not grounded in music content. Learning music informs your art of playing at minimum and enables you to be competitive to ” earn in the real world”. Why do we accept that a lawyer would get applied knowledge in order to earn his fee, but not have the same standard for a young or perhaps not so young bassist wanting to learn his craft to satisfy the requirements of the music.

Practicing musical information is not supposed to be emotional, you are regarding musical facts that you need to know, play and hear in order to play your ideas and the ideas of others in a method of communication that has been in use for hundreds of years regardless of the style being played. Small wonder that the bassist is confused and not getting good quality methods based on the language and craft of music.

The web has brought a wealth of information, both correct and incorrect, in our homes. As I am fond of telling my students in regards to practicing: ” The only bad mistake is the one you didn’t realize that you made”….studying music gives us how and why of practice and how to correct mistakes. Become a better musician getting quality instruction and applying yourself..

I’ve had the great pleasure of ” pouring in” to students who earn that title and some of gone on to be wonderful and successful bass musicians in their own right. All of them learn craft and music and can fit the requirement of the gig…and they all play their own way in expressing their art. However, they function well in whatever musical environment they are in.

Contact me if you want to hear more about learning Craft to inform your art and compete ”Real World, Real Deal”….


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I am endorsed by Rupert Neve and had a great time doing the video at Ted Nelson’s Sound Concepts in Nashville

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Bass Stuff... | 1 comment

fun vid for Rupert Neve Designs from yours truly

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Nice Testimonial from Student Kirby Green

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Bass Stuff... | 0 comments

I am very grateful for the sessions I have had with Steve. I have left each session excited and motivated to work even harder on my skills as a bassist. He is patient and gladly willing to answer any questions I have, all while still guiding the lessons in a very methodical and clear manner. Steve is undoubtedly one of the best at what he does, and it is a true blessing that he enjoys sharing his gift through mentoring students. Thank you Steve for your encouragement, kindness, and wisdom.
fellow Bass Clef friend,
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check out a great explanation of how to practice and also how I teach

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Bass Stuff... | 0 comments

Teaching professional grade lessons. Learn from a Nashville Studio Pro…  Worldwide via Skype and privately in Nashville …..Contact me

working on music facts and developing fine motor skills = musicianship


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Bass guitar lessons comments from two students

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Bass Stuff... | 0 comments

Received a very kind email from a student…Thanks Matt!

“I moved to Nashville one year ago and was lucky enough to get in touch with Steve. His instruction is not your run of the mill variety. He cuts out the nonsense and shares with you real world knowledge, techniques, and methods that he himself uses on a daily basis as one of Nashville’s most sought after session players. Studying with Steve is one light bulb going off after another. No matter what level of experience you have or what style(s) you play, you will be a better musician after studying with Steve.” – Matt Cantin

also a wonderful comment from another student:

” As a former student of Steve, I could not agree more. If you want to improve your musicianship, marketability, applied learning, go see Steve Bryant–in person or on Skype.”  –  David Galante

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