If you can get to London, this sounds very interesting! The acclaimed teacher and solo artist, Steve Lawson is putting on Beyond Bass Camp, a one day event looking at the bass as a vehicle for music, both within the tradition of the bass guitar, and beyond it as a tool for self-expression. Looking at technical, theoretical and mechanical aspects of making music with a bass. Knowing Steve, it will be blogged, tweeted and streamed around the Interwebs. However, being there will be the real deal:
“The idea for BBC came out of the masterclasses I teach in Northern California every January. For years I’ve been doing a day long workshop on bass, varying the focus slightly each time to cover different aspects of what we do as bassists and musicians, but all with the aim of helping musicians unlock their own musical voice, whether that be playing bass in a blues band, or writing their own solo compositions. The attendees reported back that they found it hugely useful, and a many became regulars coming back year after year to develop the themes and ideas of the classes.” Steve Lawson
The workshop will be run in London, initially once a month but with plans to expand. It will also be available as a ‘travel package’ – so get your requests in. There will be more information will be available soon. If you do the RSS thing, then you can subscribe to the RSS feed, I’ll post updates here too.
If you know of other bass events, do let us know – it’s good to spread the word!