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Bass guitar lesson video featuring Jeff Berlin of The Players School of Music http://playerschool.com in Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Florida. In this video Jeff talks about his signature Mark Bass amplifiers.

These bass guitar lessons are intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons. For more music school bass lessons, please check to our Players School of Music Bass Lessons Channel.

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ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Founded by Jeff Berlin in 1996, The Players School of Music is a music school created to improve music education by teaching students according to their ability to learn. The music school introduced a bold new concept in music education: that students had time to become familiar with their homework and practice without pressure. Memorization of music was removed from study. Review and daily practice were emphasized at this music school.

Beginning in three rooms, the school trained mostly Florida-based players in the ways of reading, soloing, and comping on their instruments. Harmony and ear training classes were added to round out the players’ need for a broader musical understanding.

With the need for more space, the music school moved to a larger facility in 1998 and added new playing programs to the music schools course list. In 1999, the music school moved locations to one of the most beautiful sights for a music school in the world: the historic Kapok Gardens. With its waterfalls, sculptures, tropical flora, and ivy-covered walls, the Players School is a music school that has one
of the most unique settings for music studies anywhere. In March 1999, Department of Education of the State of Florida licensed The Players School of Music as the only “alternative private independent music school in the State. Currently, no other privately run music schools in Florida is similarly licensed.

In 2000, many new changes took place to the music school. The US Department of Homeland Security has authorized The Players School of Music to enroll foreign students. The school began its Master Class Series by inviting outside professionals from every area of music to come and teach. Renowned guest musicians, recording industry personnel, and a variety of music-connected professionals come and lecture to our student body at our music school.

Playing well and learning well is our motto. The school continues to upgrade its programs with new methods of playing and practicing to help you learn music on and off your instrument.

 

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ABOUT JEFF BERLIN

Jeff Berlin is a legend of the electric bass guitar. Simply put, he is considered by many to be the finest electric bass player in the world and one of the best bass guitar teachers who provide music lessons and music education anywhere. Noted for his fluid lyrical playing, he is also a pioneer of slap bass when he brought this percussive-style bass playing in 1979 to a new audience on the tune called 5G! Jeff Berlin also pioneered two handed tapping when he performed this style on the tune Motherlode from his 1985 release of his first solo album called “Champion.”.

Jeff Berlin is known as a major innovator on the bass guitar through his incisive playing through recordings and performances for the last thirty years. Jaco Pastorius regarded Jeff Berlin as a better soloist than he was. Geddy Lee from the rock group, Rush, referred to Jeff Berlin as the “greatest bass player on the planet”. Marcus Miller told people that he wanted to be the “Black Jeff Berlin.”

The founder of The Players School of Music in the Tampa Bay / Clearwater, Florida area, Jeff Berlin has also been at the front of music education for almost 30 years. His column in Guitar Player and Bass Player magazines were the most read columns due to their precise content emphasizing music education over more popular learning concepts aimed at technique-type instruction.

His numerous recording credits include six highly acclaimed solo records, Champion, Pump It!, Taking Notes, In Harmony’s Way, Lumpy Jazz and Aneurythms. Jeff Berlin tours with his band that has features ex. Pat Metheny drummers Danny Gottlieb and Paul Wertico, steel drummer Othello Molineaux, trumpet player Randy Brecker and pianist/bassist Richard Drexler. He also toured with BX3, a bass conglomeration that includes the great bass players Stuart Hamm and Billy Sheehan. In 2009 Jeff Berlin toured with guitarist John Abercrombie and drummer Adam Nussbaum. Jeff Berlin also played bass guitar in Asia in an explosive trio with drummer Dennis Chambers, and guitarist Scott Henderson.

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Amplifier provided by Markbass.

Bass guitars provided by Dean Guitars.