Free Bass Workshop: Soloing Concepts for the Modern Musician

By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | November 12, 2018

This workshop is aimed at all bass players, guitarists or other instrumentalists who want to improve their soloing chops.

Do you feel as 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: Shop 16, Checkers Centre
c/o Main & Gordons Street
Somerset West
Cape Town
When: 24 November
Time: 11 am

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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