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Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Bass Player’s Guide to Sight-Reading”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Bass Player’s Guide to Sight-Reading”

Janek Gwizdala is tackling another common issue for bassists with his latest instructional book, “Bass Player’s Guide to Sight-Reading”. It is accompanied by over 80 videos that provide a deeper understanding of each lesson and example.

Victor Wooten Presents: DR Strings & Friends Webinar
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Victor Wooten Presents: DR Strings & Friends Webinar

Steve Bailey’s Berklee Bass Department Zoom Webinar is taking a break this week, but Victor Wooten is keeping the momentum going by hosting a hangout called DR Strings & Friends. The lineup is pretty incredible too.

Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci to Host Free “Solo Bass-Shed” Webinar
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Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci to Host Free “Solo Bass-Shed” Webinar

The Berklee Bass Department/Bass Vault weekly bass hang is on again with an incredible lineup. Hosted by Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and John Patitucci, “Solo Bass-Shed” will focus on bassists known for their solo work. The lineup includes Stu Hamm, Michael Manring, Janek Gwizdala, Hadrien Feraud, and Damian Erskine.

Janek Gwizdala Releases “Bass Player’s Guide to Pentatonics”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Janek Gwizdala Releases “Bass Player’s Guide to Pentatonics”

Janek Gwizdala has just released a new instructional book. “Bass Player’s Guide to Pentatonics” focuses on the many uses of the pentatonic scale and comes with a complete video masterclass and forty play-along tracks to help you hone your chops.

Berklee Bass Department: 2019 Holiday Jam
Bass Videos

Berklee Bass Department: 2019 Holiday Jam

This is a tradition we love! This year, it almost didn’t happen, but Steve Bailey came through with a video for us to share, with Ron Carter, Justin Chancellor, Leland Sklar, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Janek Gwizdala, and Freddie Washington.

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Bass Player’s Guide to Looping”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Bass Player’s Guide to Looping”

Looping has become a staple for many bass players. From practice to performance, bassists have been gotten more and more creative with the craft. Now Janek Gwizdala is sharing his deep knowledge of looping with a new book, “Bass Player’s Guide to Looping.”

Janek Gwizdala Releases “Chordal Harmony: Volume 2”
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Janek Gwizdala Releases “Chordal Harmony: Volume 2”

Bassist and educator Janek Gwizdala has just published the followup to his in-depth educational book, “Chordal Harmony.” Volume 2 dives even deeper with a focus on voicings, chord melody, and reharmonization.

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Jazz Vocabulary for Electric Bass: ii-V-I”
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Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Jazz Vocabulary for Electric Bass: ii-V-I”

Janek Gwizdala has published a new instructional book for bassists looking to expand their ability to speak on the instrument. "Jazz Vocabulary for Electric Bass: ii-V-I" is designed to build your technique and train your ear while learning the language of jazz.

Groove – Episode #47: Janek Gwizdala
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #47: Janek Gwizdala

When I started preparing for my conversation with Janek Gwizdala, it became abundantly clear why he is such a popular bass player, teacher, and YouTuber. I found myself completely immersed in a fifteen minute long YouTube video about why he has his action so high on the bass. And, yes, it really was captivating. Janek started playing music at eleven...

Janek Gwizdala Releases “Last Minute World Tour Live”
New Albums

Janek Gwizdala Releases “Last Minute World Tour Live”

Last year, Janek Gwizdala did something a little crazy. He took off on a musical trip around the world at the drop of a hat. “The Last Minute World Tour took place throughout 2017, and included over 30 live concerts,” he explains. “From theatres and concert halls to private houses and intimate clubs, this was one of the most intimate...

Janek Gwizdala Releases “The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Janek Gwizdala Releases “The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder”

Janek Gwizdala has expanded his line of educational bass books to beef up your technique. The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder is split into two books: one for major and one for minor. “Having chops is about being able to play anything you hear and seamlessly communicate that with your audience,” Gwizdala states. “The Ultimate Chop Builder series goes deep...

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book
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Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book

Janek Gwizdala has just published the follow up to 2014’s All The Good Stuff instructional book with a release called All The Better Stuff. Crammed with exercises and lessons for electric bass, the new book is a continuation of the bassist’s dive into his approach to practice. “The entire purpose of this and all of the books I write is...