In today’s podcast we catch up with fretless bass phenomenon Gary Willis.
If you ever stop to wonder how a world-class musician stays at the top of their game for so long, then look no further than bassist and composer Gary Willis for your answer. Gary has created a unique style of fretless playing that can stretch notes into impossibly rich swells of tone. Perhaps best known as co- founder of jazz fusion outfit Tribal Tech, his depth of groove and articulation is just staggering.
His involvement in the educational side of music has also been a long-standing one, having written several books including Fingerboard Harmony For Bass, Ultimate Ear Training For Guitar And Bass and 101 Bass Tips – he also teaches at the prestigious Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya music conservatory near his home in Spain, where he’s been resident since 2004.
In this episode you're going to learn:
All about Gary’s new Groove A Day iOS app.
About his vision for the role of the bass.
Why it’s the rhythm section’s responsibility to establish a groove.
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