Nate Sabat

is creating Upright Bass Videos, Transcriptions, and Lessons

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Roots & Fifths

$5
per month
With this first tier, you'll have access to:

- My existing collection of weekly videos

- A new video each week covering a variety of topics, tunes and basslines



  • Video tutorials & lessons

Walking Bass

$10
per month
With this next tier, you'll have access to:

- My existing collection of weekly videos

- A new video each week covering a variety of topics, tunes and basslines

- Notation for all basslines, exercises, tunes and solos (written in both bass clef and tablature)
  • Video tutorials & lessons
  • Bass Clef Notation
  • Tablature

Bass Solo!

$15
per month
With this tier, you'll have access to:

- My existing collection of weekly videos

- A new video each week covering a variety of topics, tunes and basslines

- Notation for all basslines, exercises, tunes and solos

- A cordial invitation to the monthly bass hang via Skype
  • Video tutorials & lessons
  • Bass Clef Notation
  • Tablature
  • Live video and audio
  • Live Q&A

22

patrons

$222

per month

About Nate Sabat

Hi there! Bassist, vocalist, and big-friendly-giant Nate Sabat coming to you from Brooklyn, NY. Welcome to my bluegrass bass Patreon page!

Are you a newcomer to the bass, looking to start off on the right foot with solid technique and fundamentals? Are you a long-time bluegrass bassist, looking to expand your horizons into playing melodies, playing with the bow and playing in thumb position? Are you somewhere in between? Well, I believe you’ve found the right place!

By breaking down the elements of bluegrass bass into four distinct categories, my curriculum is designed to meet the goals of players at a wide variety of levels. Each Monday, I’ll release a video focusing on one of these categories. Here’s how it works:

Week 1: Technique Videos
These videos will cover essential bass playing techniques, including but not limited to: How to stand with the bass, how to pluck the strings using arm weight, economy of motion, ghost notes, and slap bass. They’ll serve as how-to guides which can then be applied to musical situations.

Week 2: Bassline Videos
These videos will be all about laying down the groove and crafting the perfect part. Some weeks we'll be looking at original basslines of mine, other weeks we'll be focused on transcriptions of other bass players. We'll be talking about note length, approach notes, melodic lines, walking basslines, how to develop a line through an entire song and so, so much more!

Week 3: Exercise Videos
No unfortunately there will not be any 6-minute ab workouts or hot yoga classes. What we’ll be focused on instead will be scales, rhythm patterns, arpeggios, long tones, you name it! Anything that repeats over and over again is on the table.

Week 4: Melody Videos
This is our week to get a little out-of-the-box and check out some ways to use the bass as a melodic instrument. We’ll mainly be working on fiddle tunes (re-imagined for the double bass), and soloing techniques in a wide variety of contexts. While we’re mostly going to stay in the lower register, there will be some weeks where we head up to thumb position as well.

If you’re looking for some bass-player camaraderie in your life, I’ll also be hosting a monthly bass hang! Short performances by yours truly, conversations with special guests, Q&A’s, masterclass-style instruction, and anything else your bass-playing heart desires.

If you want some personalized attention, I’m offering a video exchange as well! Once a month, you can send me a 5-10 minute lesson video of something you’re working on, and I’ll send a video offering detailed feedback and answers to any questions you may have.

I absolutely love playing and teaching the double bass, and I hope you’ll join me on my quest to expand the role of the bass in bluegrass music!

- Nate
Goals
22 of 30 patrons
I'm looking to grow to 30 patrons by the end of April, and need your help getting there! If we can get there by the end of the month, I'll put on an exclusive, patron-only livestream show!

Current patrons: If you have bass-playing and/or bass-interested friends, it would mean the world to me if you let them know what we're doing over here, and see if they might be interested in coming on board.







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