Free Bass Workshop: Soloing Concepts for the Modern Musician


By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | September 13, 2018
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This workshop is aimed all bass players, guitarists or other instrumentalists who want to improve their soloing chops.

Do you feel at though your playing has gotten stagnant? Then this is the perfect workshop for you.

The workshop will be presented by local bass and recording legend, Alistair Andrews.

Where: Paul Bothner Music Stellenbosch
Shop 1 and 2, De Watergracht West Building
3 Merriman Avenue
When: 15 September 10:30am

What to expect

  • Understand Harmonic Context
  • Using Motifs and creative phrasing
  • Creating melodies
  • Use of effects during solos
  • Exotic and Altered Scales (Eastern, Arabic, Ethnic etc.)
  • Practicing ideas to improve your technique

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More about Alistair Andrews

Andrews has worked as a musician his entire life. Or at least since he can remember. He is first and foremost a bass player. Although he is much more than just a bass player; he is a composer, teacher, and clinician.

He is one part of Kalahari Connection, a world music band taking South Africa by storm! In addition to being a prolific gigging bass player, Andrews regularly hosts music workshops at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival as well as the Grahamstown Music Festival.

During his long career, Andrews has worked with some truly great musicians, both locally and internationally. For more about Andrews, be sure to have a look at his website

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