Nate Sabat

is creating Upright Bass Lessons, Transcriptions & Performances

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Hold it Down!

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$5
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Looking to make your basslines shine? With this tier, you'll have access to:

- My monthly bassline lessons

- Notation and tablature for my 26-lesson starter pack
  • Video tutorials & lessons
  • Bass clef notation & tablature
  • Early access to creative work

Step Out Front!

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$10
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Looking to work on melody and solo playing? With this tier, you'll have access to:

- My monthly melody lessons

- My monthly bassline lessons

- Notation and tablature for my 26-lesson starter pack

  • Video tutorials & lessons
  • Bass clef notation & tablature
  • Early access to creative work

Sing & Play!

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$15
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Singing bassists! This one's for you! With this tier, you'll have access to:

- My monthly bass & voice lessons and performances

- My monthly melody lessons

- My monthly bassline lessons

- Notation and tablature for my 26-lesson starter pack

  • Video tutorials & lessons
  • Bass clef notation & tablature
  • Early access to creative work

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About Nate Sabat

Hi there! Nate Sabat coming at you from Brooklyn, NY. I'm a bassist, singer-songwriter, Berklee College of Music grad, and founding member of award-winning string band Mile Twelve. Welcome to my Patreon page!

This page is all about creative ways to approach upright bass playing in an acoustic music context. Every lesson is categorized by level of difficulty, giving you an easy way to sift through the material. Each tier focuses on a different aspect of bass playing: Basslines, melodies and singing & playing. And you can focus on any combination of the three!

In January 2021 I launched this page with the goal of releasing a new instructional video every week, with tablature and bass clef notation accompanying most of the videos. I’m proud to say that I put out 26 videos all-in-all, and now refer to them as my Starter Pack! While the videos have been rolled out to the general public, the notation and tablature remain available only to patrons.

In August 2021 I re-vamped the page, and have been releasing instructional content once a month at each of the current tiers.

On the Hold it Down! tier, I use original basslines and transcriptions to demonstrate concepts and techniques that will help you become a better bassist. So far, I've transcribed basslines from artists as wide-ranging as Punch Brothers, Lake Street Dive, Tim O'Brien and Alison Krauss and Union Station. Warm-ups and exercises also make their way in every now and again!

The Step Out Front! tier is focused on bass-friendly versions of tunes from the old-time & bluegrass canon, with some bonus lessons on improvisation thrown in. This tier will expand your knowledge of thumb position, expand your ability to play with the bow, and will give you the necessary tools become a better lead player and soloist.

The Sing & Play! tier is centered around original songs and arrangements of mine, backed exclusively on upright bass. In these videos, I give a performance of a song, followed by a brief breakdown of the concepts used. Occasionally, I'll also share exercises designed to help you become more comfortable playing and singing at the same time.

If you’re interested in working with me in a more involved capacity -- or if you're just looking for some month-to-month accountability -- take a look at the Ask a Pro! tier! You'll be able to send me a 5 to 10 minute video of what you've been working on, and I'll respond accordingly with a video of my own.

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

- Nate
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