COLOURGRUV BUNDLE

It is with great pleasure to announce that SCALE COLOUR SYSTEM has teamed up with GRUV GEAR for a COLOURGRUV bundle.

Get now a copy of Guitar or Bass Scale Colour System Vol.1 and a Fretwrap at 15% Off Bundle Launch Price!

www.alexlofoco.com/Shop  –  Limited availability

 

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GruvGear Fretwrap

Colour: Fire Red
Size: Medium

Finally, a professional string dampener / muting accessory that every studio, session player, and tapping aficionado should have! Slide on a FretWrap to effectively cut overtones and sympathetic resonance during recording, live performance, two-hand tapping, or any creative situation where you need that extra muting hand for cleaner takes without the unwanted string noise or ringing.

The adjustable strap lets you fine-tune the pressure and dampening of the strings. Quickly slides over the headstock when not in use. No special guitar modification, installation, or tools required – Yet amazingly effective!

Learn To Play Day 2019 – London

JOIN US THIS WEEKEND for a series of FREE tuition slots and introduction to Scale Colour System at the Musicroom in Denmark Street, London.

The lessons are open to everyone, any level, students and teachers who wish to have an insight into this innovative system of learning music.

Book your FREE slot at the Musicroom London
london@musicroom.com
T : 01722 322278

Thank you so much to the Music Room staff, Hal Leonard Europe, and to Music for All for this fantastic series of events.

Check more venues and events all over the UK https://musicforall.org.uk/learntoplayday/

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In-store Clinics in Italy – April 6 & 12

Alex will be holding two in-store clinics in Italy on Saturday 6th and Friday 12th of April 2019. The first in Milan at the Bassline Music Shop and the latter in Rome at Your Music megastore.

The clinics will be focussed on technique and theory as well and gear demo for Duvoisin Guitar instruments (www.duvoisinguitars.com).

The translated version of Alex’s SCALE COLOUR SYSTEM book will be also presented on Apr 6th in conjunction with its release – you can preorder now your copy at www.alexlofoco.com/Shop

Apr 6th – 17:00 at Bassline Music Shop, Milan (info@bassline.it)
Apr 12th – 17:30 at Your Music, Rome (info@yourmusiconline.it)

Follow up the events on www.facebook/alexlofoco/pg/events

 

Bass Quarterly – Beyond review

You can hear jazz, metal, funk and Latin mixed up wildly, brute electric guitar riffs for melodic solos on the fretless bass, fat sounds from the synthesizer over polyrhythmic grooves from the drums and above all a saxophone floats in its forms as soprano, alto and tenor…

 

Get the magazine at https://www.bassquarterly.de/

 

Below the full article

We have the one in London two issues ago live Italian bassist Alex Lofoco with an interview about his new CD posed. In it he tells extensively about the development process and the significance of this debut for him personally. Alex Lofoco uses the slogan “Explicit Pro- gressive Fusion Content”, and it’s hard to describe the sound of the record better. His line-up is impressive: stars like Marco Minnemann on drums, known for his work with the Aristrocrats and the Steve Wilson Band, Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater on the keyboard, and Eric Marienthal on the saxophone, which has countless records with Chick Corea recorded. In his role as a composer and producer, Alex Lofoco has managed to give his band every opportunity to perform. Together with his friend Roby Meola on the guitar as co-producer, a compilation of seven songs was created, which reflects the great stylistic range of the musicians. You can hear jazz, metal, funk or Latin mixed up wildly, brute electric guitar riffs for melodic solos on the fretless bass, fat sounds from the synthesizer over polyrhythmic grooves from the drums and above all a saxophone floats in its forms as soprano, alto and tenor. It is not so easy to point out a specific song from the album, as none of the seven titles lasts less than eight minutes and all seem interwoven while listening. The opener “Rolling The Stone” begins with an epic intro of atonal unison lines, which immediately evokes associations with the legendary Return to Forever. After this introduction, it gets straight to the point right away, a colorful mix of styles from metal to smooth jazz with a thick sound sets the tone.

It mixes string sounds from the keyboard with distorted guitars to a funk bass in the style of Jaco over odd time signatures. Themes and motifs are presented, musically processed by the various instruments, resumed and linked with other phrases. Actually, the first title already contains the nucleus for the entire album, because despite all stylistic range Alex Lofoco remains true to his concept of progressive fusion. Of course, he did not miss the opportunity to demonstrate his outstanding bass skills. “Resurrection” includes some great solos on Fretless (by the German bass maker Oliver Lang) in a duo with the saxophone and extremely tight grooves in double thumping. In “Grace” you can hear a great slap solo in Miller style as well as some very virtuoso finger funk riffs. Of course, the other musicians also get their money’s worth, the drum-intro by Marco Minnemann in “Faith”, which leads to a genius groove on a 3-point basis, has it all and is not a bit boring even after repeated listening. Anyway, the purely instrumental record is definitely not for the light music enjoyment with a glass of red wine in the evening after work. Here it is all the time fully to the point, the listener is granted no rest, a technical-musical highlight chasing the next. If you want to search for a point of criticism, he would probably be found at this point. Lofoco wants to show everything in his debut album and may have meant it a bit too well in some places. I personally lack the common thread, as a listener one wants to be taken by the hand and guided through the world of the composer. This takes place less, Alex converts his sonic visions one-to-one and demands the undivided attention and cooperation of the listener while listening. In the end, this is just consistent and appropriate to the style of the music, and those who make the effort will be rewarded with extremely interesting and sophisticated music. As a bassist and musician you can enjoy this album for a long time, because it is full of content and details and screams for repeated listening. If you are looking for fusion and / or are looking for inspiration for your bass playing, then this is the place for you!

by Von Sebastian Stolz

 

 

 

 

PLAYERS Friday LIVE CLASS

Players School Of Music presents a class with Alex Lofoco – Friday 26 Oct at 12:00 (ET time). Join the conversation live on Facebook stream. It will be an occasion to talk about music, music education, past and future projects.

Join in and leave a greeting message and questions. https://www.facebook.com/events/238231273716027/

 

PLAYERS Fridays LIVE Class Interviews Bass Player Alex Lofoco

Pubblicato da THE PLAYERS SCHOOL OF MUSIC su Venerdì 26 ottobre 2018

Bass Clinic at Musika Expo – Oct 20

Alex will host a Bass Clinic at the Muiska Expo in Rome Sat 20 Oct 2018.

Presentando e dimostrando in modo trasversale come gli elementi semplici di Teoria e Tecnica possono essere sviluppati nei concetti più complessi, la clinic di basso di Alex Lofoco crea un ponte tra i due livelli principiante e avanzato, aumentando la consapevolezza e le competenze teoriche e pratiche.

 

• Introduzione allo SCALE COLOUR SYSTEM*

• Meccanica e Tecniche

• Teoria e Pratica

• Esempi e Performance

 

*La didattica presentata nella clinic attinge dal materiale pubblicato nel primo volume del metodo unico per basso/chitarra SCALE COLOUR SYSTEM – in cui la simmetria della tastiera viene presentata attraverso un innovativo sistema a colori che fornisce una maggiore chiarezza visiva per una più immediata applicazione pratica.

 

TIPOLOGIA EVENTO: SEMINARIO

SABATO 20 OTTOBRE 2018

ORARIO: 17:15 – 18:00

SALA: SEMINARI (AREA EXPO 15)

 

https://musikaexpo.it/component/speventum/speaker/31-alex-lofoco

 

SCALE COLOUR SYSTEM – Vol.1 Bass Book

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The SCALE COLOUR SYSTEM is a unique an innovative method to study music that bridges Music Theory and the Mechanics of string instruments.

An intuitive system to map and internalise Notes, Scales and Shapes over the entire fretboard to develop accuracy and to unlock your playing.
The original graphics and illustrations are intuitive tools to visualise and internalise the symmetry of the fretboard – a crucial aspect to mastering the instrument – and to learn music concepts through practical application.

Levels: Beginner to Advanced.

  This system aims to build a strong understanding of music theory and its application on the instrument, to fill some of the gaps that may have occurred during previous studies, and to provide another point of view to look at music.

 

ALL THE NOTES YOU NEED ARE ALREADY UNDER YOUR FINGERS. USE THEM RESPONSIBLY.

 

 

READ THE REVIEW by MusicOff.com

 

 

Watch the book review in conversation with Bass Musician Magazine

 

 

 

★★★★★
Alex Lofoco’s Scale Colour System Vol. 1 – Scales is an extremely comprehensive and in-depth approach to virtually every scale that a bassist could be expected to know. He uses an innovative system of using different colours for different scale intervals, superimposed on fretboard diagrams, though notation is also used, and this approach may well suit those bassists who find regular theory books too alien. To master every scale demonstrated would take hundreds, if not thousands of hours’ practice, which probably matches the amount of work that Alex has put into this book! Highly recommended for those wishing to become masters of bass.

– Neil Murray

 

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