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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Previous Interview Dec 17 Reid Sklagevski. 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. The single most important thing someone can learn by going to school is how to continue teaching themselves for the rest of their lives. At least not when it comes to music.

I was probably as good a sight-reader at the age of 15 as I am now! I would do these piano festivals and recitals and I just remember being so nervous. The best thing was that I learned how to read music at the same time I learned to read words. Several of them are also very accomplished arrangers, composers and recording engineers.

Tell me about the bass program at the Musicians Institute. 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: I have never stopped playing out and doing gigs, sessions and whatever else comes along. They do sessions, gigs, tours…whatever.


I also think it validates you as an educator since students will listen when they know you have professional experience. It still is in a lot of ways.

For me it was all about seriously studying music and trying to play all the time.

Interview – Alexis Sklarevski – For Bass Players Only

At one point I stood right beside him and duck-walked for about three steps…I made him laugh. Also see our exclusive FBPO interviews with the following bass prgram, all of whom are mentioned here: I would love to go out on tour again, preferably with someone I really like. Of course the bass program covers all the fundamental music subjects like technique, harmony, theory, reading etc.

How could I say no to that?! By playing and working as a musician you bring a much more realistic and believable perspective to teaching.

Interview – Alexis Sklarevski

The Beatles and James Taylor…that was it for me. Of course there were lots of close-ups.

That was really me creating a project where I would get to work with a long-time hero of mine. How did you end up a bass player? At the same time, I was in school and all my friends were getting into rock and jazz by playing guitar and drums.


Other than music, I like to spend time riding my mountain bike and hiking. I could have never done it on my own. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. All the bass instructors at MI are working, professional musicians who do a lot of very cool stuff with a great range of artists. What kind of aspirations do most of your incoming bass students have? People are still watching it and buying it.

I was very lucky that I worked with David Schaub who was the producer and real brains behind that particular project. The Complete Guide and has done bass clinics throughout Japan and Europe. You must have an good story or two you can share. What can a provram expect to get out of the training there?

David got my baxs from someone and we set out to make a real instructional video and not just an expensive business card. Learn more of the software I have on my computer. New Interview Dec 25 Geddy Lee. You have to be open to that. I like a good tune.