Bailey, Wooten, and Pattituci to Host “Fretless Bass Pioneers” Webinar

Berklee Bass Department Fretless Bass Pioneers Webinar

Though it is nearly identical to a fretted bass, the fretless electric bass is a beast all of its own. This week’s Berklee Bass Department webinar will feature heroes of the instrument in a discussion called “Fretless Bass Pioneers”.

“The Fretless Bass! Misunderstood, Maligned, and often Avoided,” the BBD writes. “But, these Masters have innovated the instrument and made it a Voice in contemporary music. They have also influenced most fretless players following in their footsteps. What led them to this challenging instrument and how did it become their Voice, in-tune & in-time, regardless of musical style.”

Guests on the Zoom call will include Tony Franklin, Percy Jones, Gary Willis, Steve DiGiorgio, Alain Caron, Bakithi Kumalo, Michael Manring, and Mark Egan. As always, the discussion will be hosted by Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci.

The “Fretless Bass Pioneers” webinar will be held Thursday, April 29th at 1 pm Eastern. It is free and open to the public, but attendees must register ahead of time via Berklee’s Zoom page.

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