I'm just not "Talented Enough" to play like that
One of the lies we tell ourselves...
Hey there, I'm Marc. Now I don't know about you, but this whole bass playing thing has not been easy for me at all.
It wasn't too long ago that I would listen to players like Victor Wooten and Marcus Miller in complete amazement and wish that I could play at least 10% of what they could.
But being someone that has no kind of natural talent at all for the instrument, I wasn't sure if it was ever going to happen.
You've watched some amazing players on YouTube doing some very impressive and flashy playing and thought to yourself "I want to be able to do that!"
So then you decide that the next logical step is to go back on YouTube and search for lessons and tutorials.
You then end up sitting through really long and boring lessons which might end up teaching you one or two "tricks", but don't really tell you what to do next.
So you search for another lesson and watch another long and boring video which isn't tied to the first one you watched and doesn't continue where that one left off. You're now starting from scratch on another video. After some time of doing this, you end up not making progress, getting frustrated and confused and decide to give up and tell yourself you're just not talented enough for this stuff.
The truth is: With the right information, guidance, knowledge and work ethic ANYONE can learn to play like all of the top pros.
For one, because I've taught several students that were in that exact same situation and completely transformed their playing in a short amount of time with my method.
But also because learning to play this stuff did NOT come naturally for me at all.
It took me YEARS until I finally started making any progress. And the reason, as I found out after many years of struggling, was because I didn't have the right information right from the start.
I spent years playing completely wrong and developing bad habits on the instrument that were only getting me further from accomplishing my goal.
When I first started playing and learning all this stuff there was no such thing as YouTube or videos. I had nothing but a CD player, so I couldn't even SEE how these guys were doing it. I was just trying to figure it all out by ear, which is what led to a lot of my poor technique and bad habits early on.
And while Fast Internet and Videos should have made it easier than ever for people to learn and not make the same mistakes I did, it didn't because literally ANYONE can post a video lesson or tutorial, and if they come up when you search for a lesson, you'll watch their video and learn what they're teaching you without even questioning it.
What if they are teaching you poor technique?
What if they are teaching you the exact techniques that held me back from mastering this style for so many years?
Which videos should you watch first? Where do you start? What do you watch next?
Not having any structure or order in your learning is like reading a book out of order.
Imagine if you bought a book to learn a certain skill, and instead of reading it from the first page to the last, you just opened it on a random page.
Then after reading that page, you jumped to another random page. And you kept doing this over and over again...
How much would you learn from that book? Would you actually learn anything, or would it only leave you frustrated and confused?
There is a reason why schools and colleges have curriculums and lesson plans. That is the only way to learn something efficiently and is a big part of what you are paying for.
So with that in mind, the next logical step is finding a private teacher in your area. But again... how do you find someone that is actually qualified to teach you? What if you live in an area that doesn't have many professional bass players?
And at $50 an hour, how many lessons are you going to need to learn all this stuff? The cost can really add up. I personally have invested hundreds of thousands into my bass education. Between all the private teachers I had growing up and my time at Berklee College of Music, I've studied with over 40 teachers and spent a lot of money and time getting all this information.
And I'll be honest, I've thought the same thing.
But after getting so many messages from people who watch my YouTube videos, who are in the same position that I was once, who are asking me to teach them and to show them how I play, I decided it was finally time that I packaged this information and put it out into the world so that others can also benefit from it and learn a lot faster, with a lot less frustration and for a lot less money than I did.
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But wait... Just who is Marc "The Bass Wizard"?
My name is Marcelo Feldman and I am a professional session and touring bass player in Los Angeles with over 20 years of both performing and teaching experience.
I graduated from Berklee College of Music and then went on to tour the world with many artists, having performed on TV shows such as NBC's The Today Show and The Tonight Show, as well as countless shows throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
Some of my past students include Andrew Wells (who went on to tour with Cody Simpson and Jessie J), Waylon Rector (who went on to tour with the band Kitten and had own band Talk in Tongues that got signed to Hollywood Records) and Jason Hedy (who has since gotten to play bass with Rihanna)
Here's a vlog of me performing live on TV on the same stage as Sting at the NASCAR Awards:
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