Music is a powerful communication tool -- it causes us to laugh, cry, think and question (Victor Wooten)
I have been playing and studying electric bass for over 20 years.
- I teach since 2005 and consider myself a researcher of sounds, groove, technique, rhythm and harmony.
- I think every teacher should always try to grow musically, to learn new things, be curious, to listen and learn from their students.
- Since I started playing I always studied (rock, funk, jazz, metal) with many teachers, following seminars and analyzed dozens of bass methods and musician's biographies for better understand the artist and his work.
- Graduated in Jazz at the Conservatory, I started from scratch and followed a classical path (double bass), to "see how it works", to hear all opinions, taking the good they could gave me.
- All this work let me have an idea of what I want to teach and what I think should not be taught as well.
- I also follow different internet courses and teachers trying to learn/process new things and making them mine.
- This helped me to write my eBooks, the result of many listens, transcriptions, testing and reworking.
Since the first year that I picked up a bass guitar I've been performing live and I realised that:
- It's important to apply what is studied in what you play with the band,
- It's important to have a band for making experience and share the live music's excitement.
I was a member of many bands, trying to be opened much possible to all kind of music; in my personal opinion there are only two kind of music genre : good music and bad music.
- Since 2006 I play with Emily la Chatte, which for me is the greatest opportunity to experiment with sounds, styles, arrangements, etc. all in ironic way, for over 400 concerts nowadays.
- I also play in formal concerts, for example with Oliver River Gess Band as double bass player having the opportunity to take part in several International Jazz festivals; it is an unique experience to be behind a horn section or in the middle of an orchestra of strings.
Music is a universal language, composed of many different local speech but
it gives you unique feeling that only those who have the passion for music has the good fortune to live.