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Instruments: Bass Guitar, Double Bass
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&B, Swing, Bossa Nova, Soul

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Dave H In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Bass Guitar, Double Bass
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&B, Swing, Bossa Nova, Soul

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 16-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
Old Dominion University, Studied Music, Performing Arts Degree, completed 3 years. Instrument, Double Bass, Electric Bass. Section bassist in Norfolk Symphony Orchestra Studied privately with Dr. Jim Reeves Norfolk State University, Rufus Reid via Jamey Aebersold Clinics, Brockport NY, Wichita Kansas. Jimmy Haslip, Yellow Jackets bassist, Roscoe Guitars clinic Greensboro NC
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Created and produced the Alpha Bass Club for 5 years. Hosted concerts and seminars for bass players. Notable attendees; Victor Wooten, Adam Nitti. Bass Club/Forum Topics Basses, 4-5-6 ----, Ele, Acou, Acou ele, etc Hearing Loss Musicians Taxes Improvisation Effects Impedance EQ's Looping How to find Gigs. Repetitive Strain Injuries Guest Clinicians Chords Transcribing 10 elements of Music String Length, String Types Replacing Strings Muting Major, minor, dim, aug triads, 7ths Scales Amps, tube, Dig, How to get good tone Straps Participated in Bass Bash 2008 by Fender, visiting both Corona California and Ensenada, Mexico factories. Along with Bob Babbitt, Motown hall fame bass player Organized the Alpha Thump Off Bass Competition with 20 bass players competing. Recorded Produced, Arranged All Bass CD,Bass Player Rebellion, The Revolution Vol.1

Overview:
I started out playing cornet in elementary school, switching to Baritone horn in middle school and switching to tuba in the high school band. I also began playing bass guitar in those high school days in the late '60s and early '70s. Playing in rock bands, I decided to Study music at Norfolk State and Old Dominion University, after high school, wanting to learning more about music. I began playing professionally with the Norfolk Symphony, played in the pit band for touring Broadway shows, and subsequently hit the road as a touring musician with popular regional dance bands. For the last thirty-five years, I've made a name for himself as a jazz musician, composer and private instructor, performing throughout southeastern Virginia. Currently keeping the groove with the Little Doors, Who We Are Not, Ron Fetner, Luca Burgalassi, Richard Spano, Mark Rogers.
EXPERIENCE
I teach what is needed by the student: Here are Examples: Basses, 4, 5, 6 string, Active vs. Passive, EUB, Case vs. Bag, polish, stands. Finger & Palm Muting, Strings – Round Wound, Half Round, Flat Wound, Coated. String Length. Looping, Effects Transcribing, Scales & Chords, Modes, Soloing-Improvising Chord Charts, Writing-Arranging, Reading Music, Theory Equipment selection – Amps, Speaker cabs, Speaker Impendence, Straps, cables, Music Related Injury, Ear plugs Survival Kit Bass player’s role in music, playing in the Pocket Types of Music – Rock, Reggae, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Metal, Classical, Country, etc. Careers – Teaching, Performing, Composing, Recording
METHODS USED
Practice Regiment 1. Play everyday when humanly possible a) Warm up by starting out playing scales slowly, gradually increasing the speed. Use a metronome or drum machine. b) If you feel any pain or discomfort, STOP and come back later. You must build up the muscles first. 2. Knowing where the notes are on the fret board a) Memorize! b) Start with the lowest string and play all the notes, all the way up the neck. c) Repeat with each String. d) Say the notes out loud. If your hand or fingers hurt, or you get frustrated STOP playing, you can do damage to your hands and your mind. Come back after taking a pause and try again. This takes time don’t overdo it! Enjoy playing and have fun doing it. Schedule time to practice. 15 minutes a day or more if possible. Use this as a Guide. Find the best Practice Regiment that works for you.
LESSON STYLE
Beginning Students need direction, depending on natural abilities. Intermediate Students need direction to hone the skills they start with. Advanced students need guidance to decide where they want to go with their careers. Helping students with their Passion for music, extends beyond playing, Composition, Arranging, understanding Theory and reading music can create a better atmosphere for learning. Teaching is a two way street, both teacher and student need to stay on the right side of the road to connect musically.
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