Description: In this upright bass masterclass, legendary bassist Chuck Berghofer shows you why he’s been in-demand for 60 years. Chuck has played with the very best in the business, he has been on about 1 trillion recordings (record dates, films, tv shows, etc.) and he is still LA’s first-call bassist in numerous settings. In this lesson, he discusses his tone, technique and gives various tips about his incredible playing style and his illustrious career. NOTE: There is a lot of talking in this masterclass, but it’s from a very wise man with more experience than 99% of all living/working musicians 🙂
Topics Covered: Upright bass, getting a good sound, technique, playing simply, chromatic walking, accenting notes, having a good feel, the left hand, leverage, embellishments, intonation, being a professional, showing up early, playing on studio dates, reading, time feel, versatility, interpretation, strings, pickups, amps, latin gigs, jazz bass, secrets of career longevity, listening, using your ear, soloing, playing fast tempos, attitude, etc.
Upright Bass, Session Bass, Tone, Technique, Bass Legend, Jazz, Etc.
Chuck Berghofer has performed and/or recorded with:
Frank Sinatra, Skinnay Ennis, Bobby Troup, Pete Jolly, Shelly Manne, Jack Sheldon, Conte Candoli, Frank Rosolino, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Philly Joe Jones, Frank Zappa, Zoot Sims, Ray Charles, Bob Cooper, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Peggy Lee, Shelly Manne, Gerry Mulligan, Art Pepper, Frank Rosolino, Nancy Sinatra, Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Mel Tormé, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Neil Young, Dave Koz, Mary J. Blige, George Benson, THe Beach Boys, Randy Newman, Gloria Estefan, Tony Bennett, Merle Haggard, Michael Bublé, Rod Stewart, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Ritenour, Carole King, Pat Boone, Paul Anka, Seth MacFarlane, Robbie Williams, Katharine McPhee, Elvis Presley, Joe Pass, Natalie Cole, Dean Martin, John Pisano, Andy Martin, Wayne Bergeron, The Simpsons, Clint Eastwood, Sarah Vaughan, Rosemary Clooney, Nancy Wilson, Diane Schuur, Bette Midler, Charlie Haden, Ernestine Anderson, Carpenters, Lalo Schifrin, Christina Aguilera, Bobby Caldwell, Tom Scott, Sammy Nestico, Vince Gill, Enrique Iglesias, Louie Bellson, Carmen McRae and Many Many More.
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