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
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.
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.
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.
Bass session man and composer Alex Lofoco has announced himself to the world with his hugely impressive and incendiary debut album that recalls the progressive, jazz fusioneers of the early 70s. Think Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, Return to Forever – to mention just a few. Strengthening this notion Alex has called on Chick Corea’s EB sax-man Eric Marienthal who guests on a couple of tracks. With Marco Minnemann on kit, guitarist Roby Meola, keyboard maestro Jordan Rudess and some seriously impressive piano players in Tomasz Bura and Jesus Molina, we have a world class band here folks.
Beyond is chock full of well written, high octane work-outs, played with fire and passion and a true sense of musicality. I’ve got to warn you there’s very little in the way of respite, although the album’s title track does display a more intimate side, so this is one hell of a rollercoaster of a ride. But one you will want to repeat – often…
Beyond is was released in December 2017, available on a number of digital platforms and well worth investigating.
Bass Quarterly interview on May/June 2018 issue…[Now Alex he has released his debut album, garnished with some big names of the business. In London, I met my likeable contemporaries on the Bass Guitar Show for a coffee to chat about bass...]
LGBS 2018 Alex will be demoing at GR BASS amplifier booth #A36. GR BASS is presenting their latest bass amplification solution.
The London Bass Guitar Show is a two-day event dedicated to all things bass. Held at the prestigious Olympia London, you will find three stages and loads of bass gear to try out.
On the main stage, watch your idols perform up close and personal, giving you the chance to see them play front and centre.
Check out the Education Zone whatever your level – none of us are perfect, right? Some of the best bass tutors out there will be on hand to give advice and tips, and answer those burning bass playing questions.
The show is packed with the best brands out there, so you can try out and buy the latest and best bass gear at special show prices.
I will have the great pleasure to be holding a bass masterclass at the BIMM music college in London where I will be demonstrating some of the tracks from my album Beyond and talking about techniques, mechanics, theory and gear.
The school has top teaching rooms, performance areas, recording studios, rehearsal spaces, post-production suites or Mac labs and all their facilities are filled with high-tech industry-standard equipment and software provided by the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers.
“The album is a mix of fusion rock, jazz, progressive, latin and heavy-metal, featuring an incredible list of artists who contributed to the decisive sound of the record: Jordan Rudess, Marco Minnemann, Eric Marienthal, Roby Meola, Jesus Molina, Tomasz Bura,” the album notes explain.
Italian-born, London-based bassist Alex Lofoco has just released his debut album, Beyond, although you wouldn’t know it’s his first solo album from the music. Sometimes biting and sometimes intimate, the intricate music brings lots of influences and was created with an A-list team of musicians.