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Announcing 'Beyond Bass Camp'.

April 28th, 2009 | No Comments | Categories: Uncategorized |

photo of Steve Lawson live at the Greenbelt FestivalIf you’re an avid watcher of my various online streams – be it Twitter, Facebook or Friendfeed – you’ll have noticed over that last few days I’ve been talking about, and link to, BeyondBassCamp.com.

It’s a series of monthly masterclasses, inspired by the ones I give in California every January – for the last 4 or 5 years, I’ve been doing a day long seminar there, for up to about 25 bassists. Some years I’ve done two – a more general bass class, and then a solo bass focussed class on the Sunday.

But I’ve never done anything like it in London – the only masterclasses I’ve done here have been in colleges, univerities and a clinic at the Bass Centre (with Michael Manring – it was the last clinic they held in the Wapping Store before it moved).

So clearly it was time to make it available. But in order to make it the best possible learning experience for those coming along, I’m limiting the class size to 5 poeple at a time.

Anyway, I’ve posted all the details over in a blog post and an FAQ/info page. Please head over there to read about it.

The blog over on the site is going to be my education/music culture-focussed blog from now on, which is nice, cos I’ll be able to write more, and with a little more focus.

And of course, B*B*C has a Twitter account – @beyondbasscamp – and a Facebook ‘Fan’ Page. Feel free to add/friend/follow or share either.

If you’ve got any questions, please do post them over on the BeyondBassCamp Blog.

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  • paddy

    i hope i don’t neglect this old blog too much! hooray for RSS feeds 😀

  • richardh

    Yes Steve, we saw, w approved, we are wondering whether we can fit it in – just the one date clashes with a holiday :/

  • Jennifer

    So is your focus on this blog going to be on your own music/albums/gigging from now on then?

    (haven’t seen the new blog yet due to 404s today, but I gather from your Twitter stream that you know about that…)

  • steve

    Hi Jennifer,

    Uhm, I think this’ll still be the usual rambling mix of news, music stuff, social media stuff and anything else I find interesting.

    The blog on B*B*C is just going to have some kind of loose educational focus – writing about learning music, learning in general, music as culture vs music as commerce… I’m sure some of that will creep in here too. I’m not very good at compartmentalising my thoughts :)

  • steve

    Oh, BTW, the http://www.beyondbasscamp.com site is now back up – had a nightmare day yesterday that involved it being down all day, and then discovering that everything on the server had been wiped, with no backups!!

    Fortunately, I was able to piece it back together from local backups that I had, bits of code I’d remembered and a saved database.

    Back up your webstuffs, people!