Free Guitar Frenzy Workshop: The Versatile Bassist


By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | November 10, 2017
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All a bass player needs to do is play the root note. Right? While, technically, yes, that is right, it doesn’t exactly produce a Versatile Bassist. If you want to be a Versatile Bassist, come to the FREE workshop.

This workshop is being presented by Chadleigh Gowar, one of the most Versatile Bassists in South Africa. He will discuss everything you need to know to get your bass playing to the next level.

When: 18 November 2017
Where: Paul Bothner Music Somerset West
Shop 16, Checkers Centre
c/o Main & Gordons Street
Time: 11H00

Who Should Attend

Bass is more than just an accompanying instrument. It has a massive range of tones and stylistic variety that can really make your music “pop”. This workshop is for any bass player who wants to be more than just a root note player.

If you want to stand out in your duo or trio, or if you want to explore solo playing, then this is the workshop you’ve been waiting for.

If you want to be kept in the loop about other workshops, be sure to [join our mailing list]. Or, [click here] to check out the rest of our Guitar Frenzy 2017 Workshops.

What to Expect

During this workshop, Chadliegh will discuss a variety of topics, broken down into three sections. More specifically he will look at:

1) The role of the bass player in different setups.
Bass players in a Duo or Trio setup.
Bass players in a quartet and full band setup.
2) Solo bass Playing
Composing
Improvising
3) Musicality
Approach
Versatility
Feel

More About Chadleigh

Chadleigh Gowar was born in Hanover Park, Cape Town, South Africa. He started playing bass guitar at 11 years old, playing in church and later with Gospel bands in and around the Western Cape.

Chadleigh has played with Jannie Moolman, Richard Ceasar, Ramon Alexander, Celeste Williams, Kani Naidoo, Les Javan, Melanie Scholtz, Gift Gwe, Brandon October, Bianca le Grange, Rouchelle Liedemann, Sandile Cele, Trevor Sampson and Janine Neethling.
He has also collaborated with phenomenal bass players such as Sammy Webber and Jonathan Rubain.

Chadleigh is a founding member and band leader of “The Comrades”, a band with a unique and fresh sound with the goal to inspire and motivate others.

He released his debut single “Mr. Africa” in 2012 and is planning to
record his full album.

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