Over the past several years The Slap Bass Program has become the undisputed bible of Bass Institute of Technology (BIT) instructor Alexis Sklarevski is a. Alexis is the author of the critically acclaimed instructional DVD, The Slap Bass Program, and also co-produced Fingerstyle Funk, the instructional DVD by. DESCRIPTION. Over the past several years The Slap Bass Program has become the undisputed bible of slap technique. The video has garnered more.

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I actually started out on piano when I was 5 or 6 years old and continued until I was 15 or so.

Interview – Alexis Sklarevski – For Bass Players Only

All the bass instructors at MI are working, professional musicians who do a lot of very cool stuff with a great range of artists. At the same time, I was in school and all my friends were getting into rock and jazz by playing guitar and drums. The wardrobe lady brought out this long purple beard and gave it to me to wear, which everyone in the band thought was very funny.

Currently, he continues recording and performing with many artists in the U. Previous Interview Dec 17 Reid Anderson.

It still is in a lot of ways. At one point I stood right beside him and duck-walked for about three steps…I made him laugh.

You must have an good story or two you can share. I have never stopped playing out and doing gigs, sessions and whatever else comes along. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The Beatles and James Taylor…that was it for me. Several of them wlexis also very accomplished arrangers, composers and recording engineers.


Interview – Alexis Sklarevski

I love working on tunes and coming up with parts but there have been many times when whatever I came up with was changed and molded and I ended aexis playing something totally different than when we started.

I was very lucky that Sklareski worked with David Schaub who was the producer and real brains behind that particular project.

I worked through a pretty decent repertoire of classical music and I could play some Beethoven, Bach, Chopin waltzes…that sort of stuff. I got David involved in that because I knew he would do a great job.

What kind of aspirations do most of your incoming bass students soap At this point you can have a finished tune or complete CD and never use a single musician for anything.

I would love to go out on tour again, preferably with someone I really like. What kinds of things do alexjs like to do that are not necessarily musically oriented? I like a good tune. Of course there were lots of close-ups. The single most important thing someone can learn by going to school is how to continue teaching themselves for the rest of their lives. Other than music, I like to spend time riding my mountain bike and hiking.

New Interview Dec 25 Basd Lee. Those first chords were just spine-tingling…wow…here I am doing this tune which, up until then, I had only listened to on the album. Your email address will not be published. David got my name from someone and we set out to make a real instructional video and not just an expensive business card. From there we started playing real gigs and that finally led to me moving to Los Angeles, going to BIT and getting more and more serious about becoming a musician and trying to do it for a living.


For me it was all about seriously studying music and trying to play all the time. At least not when it comes to music. I would do these piano festivals and recitals and I just remember being so nervous. You have to be open to that. Interview — Alexis Sklarevski.

The downside is lots of people who really have no business doing something like that…are. There are still a few people I would do something like that with if they wanted to: Rocco and David Garibaldi TOP drummer are one of the most interesting and lrogram rhythm sections ever.

How did you end up a bass slexis The great thing about modern technology is that now anyone can make an album in their bedroom. I was probably as good a sight-reader at the age of 15 as I am now! Of course the bass program covers all the fundamental music subjects like technique, harmony, theory, reading etc. I could have never done it on my own. The best sap was that I learned how to read music at the same time I learned to read words. Learn more of the software I have on my computer.