A "clyp (plural: clypse)" is a page with a practice suggestion that includes notation, TAB, MIDI, a NoteWorthy version, and other practice aides. Each clyp is designed for a different element of bass playing and can be beneficial at any level of accomplishment. Sonata #1, for example, is a tune that most players could spend a lifetime trying to master; but whether you're an accomplished player or you're just starting to build callouses, take any measure or phrase and work it till it's right. Play it in different positions, different keys and tempos. Ya gotta get into it before ya get anything out of it. Below is a list of the BassSick Clypse with a brief explanation of what to expect. If you don't have a bass and small amp set up next to your computer, go get it and practice while you surf the web. Each clyp opens in a separate window so you can pull it up anytime you're waiting for something to load. Who knows? We all may become better players while we surf, albeit with a lower degree of web savvy, or whatever. These clypse can help you with your exploration of the bass, and there are many places on the net where you can obtain similar benefits, but there will never be a substitute for one-on-one instruction. A good bass teacher is the best way for any player to improve, and is essential to proper learning. I will be building a list of instructors to publish, so if you are a bass teacher, please
send me your info to
include (you'll have to change to AT to @ to prove you're human).
Whereas my list of BassSick
Teachers requires the teacher to maintain a web address, check out the list
Download a free NoteWorthy Player to see and hear all of the clypse. A great learning tool. Listen to midi of what my 12 year old son came up with after just a short while. And if you really wanna see how it's done, go listen to Ramón Pajares Box, or any of the other pages linked from NoteWorthy Composer's list of user sites.