We’ve featured some great videos of Janek Gwizdala using looper pedals before, but this is just next level. “Factor 1000” is a song built from the bass guitar and a plethora of pedals.
With the holidays right around the corner, it’s nice to have a few ideas to give your loved ones for gifts for their favorite bassist. That’s why we’ve compiled a handful of our favorite bass-centric books that were released this year.
Janek Gwizdala has published a new book called “From Practice to Performance” that is written to translate your woodshedding to the stage. Split into two parts, the book walks you through how to actually utilize all the things you learn.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.”
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 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.
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...