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How do you become the all-rounder of bass players? I teach you!

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How do you become a multifunctional bassist who is up for a challenge and can handle anything? I show it to you!

Would you like to take your bass skills to the next level or play a bass guitar for the first time? I can help you with that.

I have a lot of experience both live and in the studio.
I work with various artists including.
Deep fryer Paula (cover band)
Dean (2007 idol winner)
Robin De La Rue (the voice of Flanders)
Rookie (the voice of Flanders)
I already have more than 200 performances on the counter with bands
And much more as a freelance bassist.

The great thing is that all these projects each have their own different style and so they need a different approach.

I can help you with:
- Your first introduction to the bass guitar.
- advice when purchasing equipment.
- Functional music theory for bass players.
- Different playing techniques. slap bass,
Finger style, playing with a pick. Palm mute, tapping or even a combination of any of these styles.
- be creative with your bass lines.
- be creative with effects, amplifier and different techniques.
- adapt to different styles of music: Rock, Pop, Jazz, metal, electronic music…
- music production: recording, mixing and mastering of music.

Does this sound like music to your ears?

Please feel free to contact me.

Location

At student's location: Around Mechelen, Belgium
At teacher's location: Koning Albertstraat, Walem Mechelen, België

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:Dutch, English

About Me

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Welcome to My Apprentus profile.
My name is Bret

I've been playing bass guitar for 13 years. And I have also been very actively working with this instrument for 13 years.

I play in bands like.
Fry Paula
Soundalicious
Dean Delannoit (2007 idol winner)

And as a freelance much more like.

Robin DeLaRuelle (the voice)
Peter De Roeck AKA Roekie (the voice)
And much more.

The nice thing about being able to do so many different projects is that you come into contact with many different styles. From Rock, Pop, Disco and Funk to Jazz and Blues. And even electronic music.

In short, every bass player can come to me!

Whether you have just bought a bass guitar for the first time and would like to get started as soon as possible.

When you're stuck and need that extra push.

If you would like to be able to slap like Flea, Mark King or Marcus Miller.

Or are you just interested in Jazz and walking bass?

I don't shy away from a challenge.
See you soon!

Education

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After I had been playing bass at home on my own for 2 years, I decided to enroll in the conservatory of Mechelen where I took lessons for a while.

Later it turned out that this conservative way of taking lessons was not really my thing and I started taking private lessons.

Thanks to my teacher who really believed in me, I was able to work in various bands and projects.

Since then, there are more than 30 performances on my agenda every year.

In short, playing a lot is a good learning experience, but a good teacher works wonders.

Experience / Qualifications

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Already more than 200 performances on the counter in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Nothing is more fun than being able to perform on a regular basis and entertain the audience. Whether at a festival of thousands of people or at a local cafe or even a live stream. I like to do it all.

As a bassist I also have many hours of studio experience on assignment for various artists. There is nothing that gives me more satisfaction as a bass player than a successful collaboration with other artists who are looking for a suitable bass line for their song.

Reviews (3)

Stipt op tijd Duidelijke uitleg. Eerste oefeningen gegeven als huiswerk. Speelt zelf zeer goed bass Kijkt niet op zijn klok.
Vlotte persoon. Duidelijke communicatie. Aangenaam uur les
Stipt, snelle reactie en afspraak. Duidelijke uitleg.
You know you/your band has some music ready to go out into the world. But how do you start doing that yourself? Everything starts with a good recording of your music and then mixing and mastering it and then sending your beautifully finished songs out into the world. But how does that work exactly and what do you need? Well I can help with that. I teach you… -Work with Presonus Studio One (my personal choice) or any other DAW -How to record instruments and vocals. -How to balance the instruments with volume, panning, EQ, compression and much more. (mixing) -How to finish your mixed songs so they sound as loud and punchy as songs on Spotify and the radio. (mastering) -How to work efficiently and easily with your DAW. -How to create backing tracks that live along with your band's performance so that you get that extra professional touch. I can also support you with the purchase of your equipment such as. Headphones, studio monitor, DAW, audio interface, microphone, ect… See you in class!

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