European Bass Day: Viersen, Germany
I am so thrilled to be performing for the first time at European Bass Day this year! The event takes place on November 15th, at Festhalle Viersen in Viersen, Germany. Performing with me will be Ulf Stricker on drums, Oliver Keller on guitar, and Christian Wegscheider on keyboards. For more information, visit www.european-bassday.com.
Bass Day U.K.: Manchester, U.K.
I will be returning to Bass Day U.K. this year in Manchester, United Kingdom on November 22nd at the Royal Northern College Of Music. I will be doing a live performance and also will offer a separate masterclass to a select number of attendees. Seating for my masterclass is limited, so be sure to sign up early. More information will be made available at www.bassday.co.uk.
The Adam Nitti Band will be performing live at the Atlanta Bass Gallery on Tuesday, October 27th. If you are in the Atlanta area, please come on out and groove with us at this FREE event! Start time is 7pm… We’ll see you there!
The Atlanta Bass Gallery
814 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
Adam Agati: guitar
Mike Whittaker: keys
Marcus Finnie: drums
I have a brand new interview that was just published on the ForBassPlayersOnly.com website. Conducted by website founder Jon Liebman, I cover such topics as my new ‘Liminal” CD, my tapping technique, how I got started in music, and my involvement in online music education. Click HERE to check it out!
I will be doing both a bass clinic and rhythm section masterclass at the Worship For Youth Conference on Saturday, November 7th at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA:
Fellowship Bible Church
480 West Crossville Road
Roswell, GA 30075
For more information, including schedule and directions, please visit the official Worship For Youth website.
Adam Nitti Band performing live at The Foundry Church, Nashville, TN:
Thursday, November 5th @ 1pm
1419 Clinton St
Nashville, TN 37203-2805
Featuring: Mike Whittaker (keys), Marcus Finnie (drums), Scott Bernard (guitar), and Rahsaan Barber (sax)
The latest issue of Bass Musician Magazine is now up, and my column this time around covers the concept of “Contrary Motion” in phrasing. Along with the article there are some companion videos for each exercise posted on YouTube.com… Be sure to check them out!
Here is an excerpt from the lesson:
Contrary motion refers to the idea that you are incorporating the alternation of both ascending and descending movements within the context of a musical phrase or exercise. Its unique character and effectiveness comes from the fact that it allows phrases to take on a shape that both rises and falls, and this is especially interesting for the listener. For those of you interested in developing your ear training and improvisational skills, you will quickly learn that an approach like this can take ordinary (and often boring) symmetric pattern exercises and make them sound much more musical. It is a strategy that also helps to promote melodicism and will even better your technical ability.
To view the rest of the article click HERE.