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At age 14, Edd Bateman overheard a touring Zimbabwean band from Harare auditioning at his neighbour’s house, and he’s been hooked on African music since. Following a brief stint as a heavy metal bass payer, Edd began focusing on mastering African music from all corners of the continent. Now, 20 years and several thousand concerts later, Edd specializes in taking the complicated intricacies and nuances of African genres and explaining them in a universally understood manner.
After honing his skills in Africa in his twenties, Edd returned to the UK, where he toured with prominent African bands and served as bandleader for ‘Edd Bateman’s West African Love Affair’ and ‘London Astrobeat Orchestra’. Today, he is focused on sharing this expert knowledge and making it easier for students of all backgrounds to embrace African music.
The goal is not only to get you playing African basslines verbatim, but rather to give you the tools needed to build up your own musical arsenal and create with confidence. In the first course you’ll learn how Soukous and Sebene basslines lay the key foundation for internalising African rhythms and syncopations, cover the Zimbabwean genre of Sungura, and then breakdown the smooth grooves of Zouk. In part two we travel to Senegal to teach live full band demonstrations of how to play Mbalax and Afro-Mandingue then cover African Salsa, more Soukous and a variety of techniques. With the clear notation, bass tab, illuminated fretboards, variable tempos, and in-depth explanations, bass players of all backgrounds will develop African musical literacy in no time.
The African Bass Masterclass is a gateway to a whole new world (or continent) of African musical fluency.
….. your African musical repertoire with melodic Sebene basslines.
….. the traditional Congolese right hand thumb approach with accuracy.
….. your rhythm section relationship with contextual groove examples.
….. your entire musicality with new authentic African bass techniques.
….. authentic mbalax rhythms with full live band examples.
….. the traditional sounds of the kora with griot Jali Fily Cissokho.
….. your understanding of advanced Congolese thumb techniques.
….. a solid understanding of Senegalese bass and drumkit connection.
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Offer ending soon. 2 for 1 on African bass education
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