Michel Laredo “MOMO” talks with renown bassist and author Alex Lofoco about the Scale Colour System.
Born and raised in Rome Alex moved to London where he graduated in Popular Music Performance – BMus (Hons) at the University of West London.
Alex releases his progressive fusion debut album Beyond in December 2017, featuring guest artists Marco Minnemann on drums (Aristocrats), keyboard Wizard Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea Elektric Band), Jesus Molina and guitarist, composer and co-producer Roby Meola.
Alex holds masterclasses and clinic worldwide invited by music colleges including the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, BIMM and the ICMP in London. Alex did his very first masterclass at the Tech Music School in London while he was still a student there.
As author Alex publishes his unique method for guitar and bass SCALE COLOUR SYSTEM – an innovative way to learn the fretboard and unlock your playing. In a short perdiod it has received high praise from both press and world-class musicians, and it has been sold in over 36 countries worldwide and translated in English, Spanish and Italian.
Endorsing world’s top musical instrument companies Alex performs at international music shows such as the NAMM Show, Frankfurt Musikmesse, Euro Bass Day and the London Bass Guitar Show.
“Hugely impressive and incendiary debut album” – The Progressive Aspect
63 minutes of intense instrumental music – a mix of fusion, progressive, jazz, rock, big band, latin, heavy metal and funk that goes Beyond the genres categorisation.
(London, UK) – Independent bassist Alex Lofoco releases his fusion progressive debut album Beyond, available on all digital stores on December 9th 2017. Recorded in London, New York, Boston, San Diego and mastered at Abbey Road Studios, Beyond showcases some of the World’s best musicians coming together in the seven album tracks. Collaborations include drummer Marco Minnemann (Aristocrats), keyboardist Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Eric Marienthal on the saxophone (Chick Corea Elektric Band), and guitarist, composer and co-producer Roby Meola.
1. Rolling The Stone (09:12)
2. Resurrection (08:44)
3. Grace (09:24)
4. Earthquake (09:43)
5. Mystery Of Faith (09:54)
6. The Spear (08:51)
7. Beyond (07:49)
Album cover by Justyna Koziczak: ‘The Ark’ 2017, Oil on wood.
SCALE COLOUR SYSTEM
“If traditional bass method and theory books have left you feeling bewildered & confused, then this book could well be a game changer!”
– Dave Swift (Jools Holland Band)
“Very interesting and different approach, I’m sure it would benefit and help some players to develop a better understanding of the bass neck.”
– Alain Caron
A unique and innovative system to study music and intuitively map and internalise Notes, Scales and Shapes over the entire fretboard. Visualise the Fretboard & Unlock Your Playing.
ALL THE NOTES YOU NEED ARE ALREADY UNDER YOUR FINGERS. USE THEM RESPONSIBLY.
The Italian version of Jaco Pastorius Modern Electric Bass translated and dubbed by Alex is now available and published by Volontè & Co.
Aiming to inspire and boost music creativity, Alex masterclass analyses all aspects of the instrument to create a bridge between its primary role in the rhythm section and advanced solo bass and arrangement concepts.
Elements of mechanics, techniques, practice routines, music styles and solo bass arrangement are broken down and discussed in the Q&A session.
√ Bass Mechanics
√ Timing & Groove
√ Harmony & Theory
√ Gear & Tone
Performances and improvisations through changes, songs and solo bass pieces are to show the flexibility of the modern electric bass in contemporary music.
Explore and experiment to unlock the musical potential of any player at any level.
Alex is available to record bass tracks remotely and on-site for solo artists and bands.
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org with full details of your project. Please include links to download or stream the track(s) or similar work in order to determine if the project is suitable and its cost.
If you want to study with Alex you can now book your private online lessons via Skype.
Enquire by clicking the link or use the contact form.