Im offering private lessons on Skype, 60 $ for 45 minutes, email me for details
As a service (and another encouragement to donate), to those who dont care to download the "lick of the day" videos one by one from various videohosts... Get the 300 videos!
All donations over 20$ will recieve 100 selected "Bass lick of the day" transcriptions (standard notation with TABlature ) as a token of appreciation;-)
See all 100 licks here
You probably have noticed that… all lessons are free.
And you know..
I would love – to teach you all the things I know, but it takes me time and effort to come up with new stuff, whether it is videos, articles or just general advice on playing the electric bass – for instance – I plan on doing a whole beginner section with all the exercises / things aspiring bassplayers should know and strive for..
Id like to do it much more than now, but I need to eat too…
Not that you need to have a bad conscience or anything for using the site without contributing, but those of you that can afford to donate to this site please do;-)
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And you should know that all donations over 10$ will recieve 10 selected “Bass lick of the day” transcriptions (standard notation with tablature + TAB) as a token of appreciation;-)
Read more about that HERE
In case you dont want to use creditcard online, then you can transfer directly to my bank account
Please send me an email afterwards, so i know who you are and can thank you properly
I can always use a set of strings, some picks, a new cable, a book, a bass…
Amazon.co.uk or thomann.de are my favourite places to buy stuff online (I prefer the european sites , since im not an US citizen )
Things i can use right away (no socks please):
DR Sunbeams nickel wound strings or any nickel strings you would like me to try;-) (I prefer standard gauge 45 – 105)
Jim Dunlop picks 0.88 – 12 Pack
Maybe a subscription to Bassplayer magazine
An old stompbox?
An old bass? – maybe i can bring some new life to it:-)
My address is
Thomas Risell (Ok, its out – marloweDK isn’t my real name…)
Nørre Søgade 31A, 3tv
And again remember to tell me who you are.
Well, checking out the links on the site:
My recommendations of learning materials and recorded music can be purchased from Amazon, where I get a ()small percentage of a sale.
The ads for the Korg Pandora PX4D I have used a lot for recording videos and the Transcribe transcribing software I use to learn songs/solos/licks is worth checking out too (a full 30 day demo of the Transcribe program can be downloaded via the links)
Also worth mentioning are the cheap chinese-made SX basses in the 100 – 180$ price range which can be purchased via rondomusic.com, I have a fretless and a shortscale bass I use as piccolo, lots of fun for very little money.