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Bass Education / Self-Study

Dear Norm,

First of all I want to say that I am a great fan of your bass playing and music. I am writing because I was wandering if you could give me some advice.

I am an 18 year old bass player from Germany, and I would like to engage a school/program/workshop to continue and improve my bass playing and musical horizon. Maybe for about 1 year so that I can see how things go and can decide if studying music could become a possibility (also financially).

Any comments / words of wisdom are very much appreciated.

Thanks, all the best & peace,

Hey C.W.!

Thanks for your kind words. If you're serious about studying music full time, I'd definitely recommend any of the established music schools in the US (Berklee, Musicians Institute, Los Angeles Music Academy, etc.). I'm not as familiar with the music schools in Europe, but I'm sure there are many good ones there, too. It's a substantial expense, but the education would serve you well.

If you would like to study music for a while before making such a large commitment in time/money/lifestyle, I'd like to invite you to consider my instructional site, ArtOfGroove.com.  It is a comprehensive online instructional resource for bassists and I'm confident is one of the best values you'll find in quality music education.

Otherwise, you might also want to check out Music Dojo. There's a bunch of great curriculum (not JUST mine! ha) from some fantastic teachers who also happen to be world-class players.

Blessings- Norm

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