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Beyond Bass Camp

Digging Deeper Inside the Bass, with Steve Lawson.


Kevin and Lee at Beyond Bass Camp


I’m about to announce the first few Beyond Bass Camp dates for 2012. In advance of that, I have two quotes/testimonials from previous attendees:

“Beyond Bass Camp is still the most valuable learning experience I’ve had; it contributed massively to the way I now think about bass, both as role and as an instrument, and the bigger picture of creating music. Whether I’m practising/writing on my own or with others, I find myself recalling elements of the classes to get my creative mind and my bass working together to produce ideas that are outside of the box yet implemented with maturity and respect to the context. If you’re a bass player who is ready to start thinking about how to explore what your instrument is capable of and employ it musically, and have loads of fun, Beyond Bass Camp has my highest recommendation!” – Kev Cooke


“Beyond bass camp is a fantastic way to explore the musicality and role of bass guitar in contemporary music. The positive and supportive nature of Steve’s teaching style coupled with the group sharing their own experiences and good practice made my learning experience at Beyond Bass Camp invaluable.

My fellow students and I all had different experiences and prior learning that was brought into the mix. We were encouraged to share, discuss and disseminate musical concepts. It was lovely to see how we all developed over the five months.

The non competitive and supportive nature of the learning environment helped me identify what I was already good at and and where I could develop. The  collaborative approach worked so well and over those few short months I developed exponentially.

Being able to take a day out just to focus on playing and geek out on music was an experience I won’t forget. oh and the food is amazing!” – Lee Pellington

May/June dates coming in the next day or so…

One Response to “Quotes from Previous Beyond Bass Camp Attendees”

  1. Simon Says:

    Having taken lessons with Steve for a couple of years previously, the idea of spending a whole day discussing, developing and implementing ideas that we had touched on previously was very exciting.

    Because of the group arrangment, much of the day revolves around inspiring discussion amongst the attendees, be it musical, cultural or idealogical. That all comes together, conmbined with plenty of music making, to create a very rich learning environment.

    Steve is less about ‘telling’ his students how to play or how to approach a particular idea, and more encouraging of how an individual can disect and explore their playing, reaching their own goals and conclusions. As a result, this leads to a group lesson that is tailored to the individual, through their own interpretation of the content.

    I can’t wait to attend the next day when my gig schedule allows 🙂

    All the best

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