Adam Neely

Adam Neely

Teacher profile: Adam Neely

Adam Neely is an electric and upright bass player/composer from the Washington DC area.

Adam's is the winner of the 2009 Herb Pomeroy award for excellence in jazz composition as well as the winner of the 2006 Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Arts award and the 2006 Berklee North American Tour scholarship. He is also an active theater musician, composer and private teacher.

You can check out his music and read his composition blog here:


Lessons by Adam Neely:

Quintuplet Swing and Perpetuum Mobile

Weekly Bass Tip – Practicing Articulation

Weekly Bass Tip – Playing with a Capo!

Weekly Bass Tip – Crash studies in Reading

Weekly Bass Tip – Playing with a…sock?

Weekly Bass Tip – Counting To Improve Internal Rhythm

One-Finger Technique

Chords on Bass #6 – Alpha Voicings

Chords on Bass # 5 – Shell Voicings

Chords on Bass #4 – Harmonizing the Major Scale

Chords on Bass #3 – Open Position Triads

Chords On Bass #2 – Close Position Triads

Chords on Bass #1 – Pros and Cons

Practicing Dominant 7 Arpeggios

Practicing Minor 7 Arpeggios

Practicing Major 7 Arpeggios

Practicing Diminished Arpeggios

Practicing Augmented Arpeggios

Practicing Minor Arpeggios

Practicing Major Arpeggios

Solo Concepts – Lyrical Motivic Development

Chord Scales – Part II

Chord Scales – Part I

Developing Safe Right Hand Technique

Developing Safe Left Hand Technique

Exploring the Minor Pentatonic Scale – Non-Linear Sequences 2

Exploring the Minor Pentatonic Scale – Non-Linear Sequences 1

Exploring the Minor Pentatonic Scale – Linear Sequences



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albertos: Marlowe, just brilliant!!!

MarloweDK: Thank you Hannes , and a happy new year to you:-)

Hannes: Merry Christmas, Thomas! Another year has passed, and like every year, please find my little contribution to support your great work...and please keep doing whatcha do :-)

MarloweDK: Bruno, you are most welcome and im gratefully looking forward to your present:-)

2rad: Hello Marlow, I have sent you a gift for my yearly or so contribution to your very much appreciated efforts. There is a nice little box on its way from Canada.

MarloweDK: Most notation programs do that, i use guitar pro and sibelius ( for nicer notation)

grunz7: Hi - I am looking for a notation programm that can also handle deadnotes. Maybe even open source? Can you suggest something?

MarloweDK: My Slap bass app is now updated to iOS 7

MarloweDK: Den er opdateret nu:-)

MarloweDK: Den er sendt til apple , så det er inden for denne uge tror jeg, det har varet noget tid pgr af en tredjeparts plugin.Tak:-)

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