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Stanley Clarke Bass Lesson – 5 ways he shaped MY bass playing

In this live Stanley Clarke bass workshop, I’ll share 5 ways he shaped MY bass playing forever! At the age of 15 I discovered “Time Exposure” then subsequently “Hideaway” – two albums that to this day fill me with joy and excitement every time I listen to them! It blows my mind just how much these two albums influenced the way I still play today. Join me as I pick out the top 5 ways Stanley and these albums influenced and shaped me as an artist. Scott.

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SECRET Left Hand Slap Bass Technique | 2 Minute Tuesday

Hi, Scott here – hope you’re doing well!

This week’s video is all about slap bass playing’s best kept secret – the LEFT HAND SLAP TECHNIQUE. This 2 minute video reveals you DON’T NEED A SUPER-FAST THUMB – rather it’s the “secret” Left Hand Slap Bass Technique creating the illusion!

In just TWO MINUTES you’re going to learn how this powerful technique will supercharge your slap bass playing,

Let me know in the comments how you get on with your left-hand slap and be sure to get the free PDF worksheet.

Thanks as always,

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Lessons In SELF Love – Live music, chat and inspiration.

Good morning – hope you’re doing well!

Just letting you know everything has continued to improve beyond belief, and to say another huge thank you to everyone who’s helped!! Whether it was a message, a comment, an email, call or a donation – it’s all worked together to make an almost miraculous change!

I feel terrible because I simply can’t get through the hundreds of messages and comments fast enough – please know how much I value them all and it’s not for want of trying if you haven’t received a reply yet.

In fact, please share this post in the various pages, groups etc where people posted about my plight – I need to let everyone know how much difference they’ve made and how much it means to JinJan and I!

You’ve bought us time…
…time to see things through and stay on track, time to find ways to supplement our income until the main projects take off and time to make our work the best it can be. Hopefully this is work that will help and inspire others for many years to come.

You’ve bought us space…
…space to breath, space to work at a realistic and more efficient pace and time to regroup and rest occasionally.

You’ve turned my lack of self-worth around…
…maybe above all, you’ve turned my lack of self-worth into self-love! I still struggle to even say that phrase, but I’ve learned very quickly it’s a must. I’ve always struggled to accept compliments, but when it happens on a scale like this, I simply can’t ignore it!

In fact it would be an insult to all those who shared their own stories and told me how my work had touched them in one way or another. It’s been like a crash course in learning to love yourself lol!

I’ll always remember and draw on what’s happened these past three days, especially when the road gets bumpy in the future. I believe this has been life changing for me in so many ways.

There’s too much to say here but if you have time, Janet and I are doing a live stream this afternoon (4PM UK time) where I’ll be doing my best to talk about the past three days and how profound it’s all been. Please join us if you can – we’ll be singing a song or two as well.

Again please share this or at least help let me get the word out to everyone how much I appreciate them and what they’ve done.

Many thanks and God bless,
Scottley & JinJan.

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My TOP 5 Slap Bass Setup and Settings Tips…

Hi, Scott here – hope you’re well!

Have you considered the impact bass setup and settings can have on your ability to play slap bass well?

In today’s live stream I’m sharing my TOP 5 slap bass setup and settings tips, to help make your slap bass playing both EASIER and BETTER SOUNDING.

See you shortly,

🔥 Remember we now live stream EVERY Sunday 🔥

​16:00 UK | 11:00 Eastern | 08:00 Pacific

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Learn these AMAZING Bass Guitar Swells techniques

Hi, Scott here – hope you’re doing well!

Today’s video has just gone live on YouTube and I think you’re going to enjoy it! It’s all about Bass Swells, or Bass Volume Swells – something you might not have even thought of trying previously?!

Bass guitar swells can be an amazing tool, adding texture and colour to your playing! Whether it’s haunting legato melodies or majestic sounding harmonic chords, using swells is super effective and a LOT of fun!

Let me know in the comments if it’s a technique you already use, or if it’s completely new to you. Maybe you have your own methods of doing swells already?

*** Look out for the bonus tip on strengthening your fretting hand! ***


Here’s the link to the new video: Learn these AMAZING Bass Guitar Swells techniques