So, you have decided to study with a private teacher. Fantastic!!! In my opinion, players that recognize study is important in their development put them ahead of 50% of their peers. Moreover, those that actually DO study are 95% ahead of their peers. This applies to the beginner through the veteran player of any instrument. Deciding you want to study [...]
Articles by Charley Sabatino
Charley Sabatino is a veteran bassist with more than 30 years experience. Charley plays both upright and electric bass, encompasses a wide range of styles, and currently plays extensively throughout the NY/Metro Area. Highlights of his career include: The Today Show backing the Children’s Aid Society Chorus, Lincoln Center with Ben Vereen, Headliners at the Village Gate, 92nd St. Y, Cat Club, New Music Seminar and the Cabaret Circuit with clients of the William Morris Agency.
Charley is the Music Director of the Jazz Workshop at the Cadenza Music School as well as a freelance bassist and teacher. Charley teaches improvisation, upright and electric bass privately, both in-person and via Skype and gives highly acclaimed clinics in bass and improvisation.
Charley holds a Master of Arts in Music from LIU CW Post. He has studied with Billy Bauer, Harvie S., Jeff Andrews, Tony Oppenheim, Lyn Christie and Mike Pope.
Upright bass, also called the double bass, acoustic bass, contrabass and even “doghouse” is a great instrument. While it is the same as an electric bass in terms of tuning and range, it does have some significant differences. First and foremost it is a bigger instrument—not just in its body but in its scale length. Most electric basses range from [...]