Josquin des Pres: I started playing Fretless Bass at the age of 20, this was back Josquin des Pres: I friend had pull out the frets on his Gibson EB2 and he then. Simplified Sight-Reading for Bass. +. Jon Liebman: Bass Aerobics (Book/Online Audio) (Includes Online Access Code. +. Music Theory for the Bass Player: A. La Bernardina (Josquin Desprez) . Alternative. Title. Composer, Josquin Desprez. I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJ Language, French. Composer Time.

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Interview – Josquin des Pres – For Bass Players Only

Your email address will not be published. I just love great simple melodies and heavy guitars, so The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and pretty much the whole British invasion all the way to Cream and Led Zeppelin caught my ears early on. Songwriters Hall of Fame. The radio airwaves were a melting pot of French, Flamenco, Spanish pgez Italian music.

I started playing Fretless Bass at the age of 20, this was back in and Fretless Bass was a pretty rare instrument. Tell me about your experience with Bernie Taupin. Sixteen altogether, totaling overcopies sold to date. I collected a couple endorsements from well-known bass players, but most importantly from Rich Appleman, who, at the time, was Chairman of the Bass Department at Berklee College of Music.

Shortly after his arrival, he became a much sought-after bassist, after which he expanded his skills to include producing, arranging and songwriting. A former student of mine suggested I write a book containing all the warm up and dexterity exercises I had created for him. Needless to day, I was very honored to be asked. Do you play upright, electric, or both? Josquin Des Pres born Josquin Turenne Des Pres is a 20th-century French-born American composer, bassist, author, producer, songwriter and most known for his contributions to music media books for Hal Leonard Corporation and Mel Bay instructional music books.


What was your very first fretless bass? I like an ebony fingerboard on the acoustic and boat resin on the electric. Additionally, I still write songs, produce and program tracks for a variety of up-and-coming pop artists, anything from Americana, pop-rock to dance to dubstep. I had to learn twenty songs in a few days. Arranger Antonio Maria Bologna.

People send me their files to record on. Performers Albert den Teuling. What playing styles do you use? After landing his first record deal at 19 and touring the world with some of the biggest acts in France, Josquin moved to Southern California to take his career to the next level.

A while back, I started a project with a couple members of The Gipsy Kings, sort of a cross cultural blend of World Music and pop, but since they live in France and I live in California, it may take a while to complete. I also play live about twice a month. Do you still own it? Can you identify a specific event, a defining moment?

Arranger Arnold den Teuling. Appleman, whom I had never met, was so incredibly gracious to endorse Bass Fitness. His lyrics sing right off the paper. For Bass Players Only. How did you manage to break in to the music scene in Southern California.

Interview – Josquin des Pres

I was born jlsquin St. Growing up in a classical music environment has a tremendous impact on your ear and your sense of harmony, especially as a composer, songwriter, etc. A few years later came the opportunity to collaborate with him.

Josquin has written a vast library prex compositions and music techniques on bass, music studies and various collections which are used by music teachers, private studies and in schools both nationally and internationally as a standard tool in the music industry.

I just became a working musician, playing the club scene, doing sessions, producing, basically anything I could get hired for. When tastefully used, fretless bass is wonderful in pop music. Josquin has written and scored at least 18 books, audio CD’s and DVD’s regarding the music industry, music tutorials and bass playing.


In the late s, Bernie Taupin and Josquin Des Pres wrote several songs that have been recorded and performed and by various artists around the globe.

Do you have websites or social media sites you would like to share? However, ultimately, I was attracted to pop songs with an edge. Right now I run my publishing company, Track Star Entertainment. My father had an enormous record collection. Over the last 4 decades, Josquin des Pres has produced CDs for major and independent labels, written songs for major and independent artists and as a bass player, Josquin Des Pres has recorded and shared credits with studio musicians. At what point did your career begin to take off?

I think that says it all!

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Aroundas I was switching more from being a bass player to a producer and songwriter, I felt the need to stay connected to the bass. The future… I have many things in the pipeline. New Interview Dec 25 Geddy Lee. Originally from France, at an early age, Josquin focused relentlessly on becoming a professional musician, producer and songwriter. Landing the opportunity to collaborate with someone who has created this incredible body of work has been a blessing that helped take my career and skills to a whole new level.

Views Read Edit View history. These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. How long have you been playing fretless bass?