Elixir Strings artist Markus Vieweg shares some simple ideas for breaking out of the creative rut in this bass tutorial. He will show you how to move away from playing in one octave when you’re trying to come with interesting parts, drawing on notes from the second, higher octave for interest and inspiration. Finding ways to stay creative is one of the biggest challenges for any musician and this easy-to-understand bass lesson will help to spark some fresh basslines.
Born in Berlin, bass player Markus Vieweg picked up the instrument aged 11 and has a CV that includes the likes of Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez, Giovanni Hidalgo and German electro/pop band Glasperlenspiel. His ebook, Next Steps In Bass came out in 2016 and is a method book for self-taught intermediate and advanced players.