In part one (1 of 2) of this "opening up the neck" masterclass, bassist Rufus Philpot shows you how to unlock the fingerboard of the bass guitar. Rufus shows you different fingerings, exercises and techniques to open up your neck so that you can play fluently in all registers of the instrument. If you are looking to gain more command over your bass playing and soloing, this bass masterclass is for you. NOTE: You can purchase both videos in this series at a discount here!
Topics Covered: Bass, Neck Knowledge, Knowing the Fingerboard, Moving Across the Neck, Arpeggios, Fingerings, Positions, Reciting the Notes, Triads, Major 7ths, Interval Studies, Interval Combinations, Modes, Hearing Lines, Pedal Points, Ideas for Improvisation, Etc.
Rufus Philpot leads acid jazz group internationally renowned group Down to the Bone, Mitch Forman group, the Brian Hughes band, Scott Henderson Nomad trio and CPT trio with Kirk Covington from Tribal Tech. New projects include Trio B.A.D. and Genr8r-an 8 piece acid jazz jam band based in Los Angeles.
He also teaches & gives Masterclasses in bass guitar- focusing on bass line construction, harmony and technique..
Some of the Musicians Rufus has performed or recorded with: Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Golub, Al Di Meola, Scott Henderson, Scott Kinsey, Kirk Covington, Tony MacAlpine, Steve Weingert, Spyro Gyra members: Joel Rosenblatt, Julio Fernandez, Tool drummer Danny Carey, Virgil Donati, Derek Sherinian, Toto drummer Simon Phillips, Brian Hughes, Kenny G percussionist Ron Powell, Chick Corea guitarist Mike Miller. Brandon Fields, Gary Novak, Munyungo Jackson, vibes legend Roy Ayers, John Mclaughlin keys player Mitch Forman, Ronnie Laws, Tom Scott, Mark Whitfield, John Abercrombie, Adam Nussbaum, Richie Morales, Kim Plainfield, David Gilmore, Reggie Washington, Minu Cinelu, Paul Jackson jr,and Randy Brecker.