Josh Fossgreen is an electric and upright bassist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Proficient in many styles and musical contexts, he’s played from samba to ska, from heavy metal to jazz duos, from pit orchestras to soul bands to funk groups. He loves to lay down a solid groove as much as take a face-melting solo.

Josh is available as a bass teacher for students all over the world thanks to the magic of the internet!

He is intensely passionate about music in all its delightful aspects, and seeks to make the world we live in a funkier, more peaceful place through his work. May all beings be blessed and get their groove on!

Check out his other solo bass videos!
Glass House
Eleanor Rigby

Latest Blog Posts

Naked In The Rain by RHCP – Bass Tutorial and Cover


download the pdf here (free!): Naked In The Rain Bass Tab PDF

This bass tutorial will show you how to play Naked In The Rain by the Red Hot Chili Peppers from start to finish, with a free bass tab/transcription. This tune is great for beginning through advanced players, because the main riff is a pretty simple slap riff to start with, but the bass solo is more complex for advanced students.

One thing I forgot to mention in the video is that besides slapping really hard, I used the “Modern Rock Bass” preset in Garageband to get Flea’s tone (or close to it). My pickups are balanced down the middle, and I’ve got the bass EQ boosted a little bit on my bass.

Here’s my bass cover of Naked In The Rain:


And yeah, that’s a banana on my arm.

Posted December 30th, 2013

Aces High by Iron Maiden – Cover and Bass Tutorial

download the pdf here (free!): Aces High Bass Tab PDF

From Maiden’s 1984 Powerslave album, Aces High is a wicked Steve Harris bass line. Some parts of it are fairly simple (but the right hand is still fast!), and then all of a sudden you’re blasting out 16th notes with the guitars!

This tutorial will take you through the tune piece by piece, and we’ll play the tough riffs at a slower tempo together.

Iron Maiden – Aces High (Bass Cover):

What other Iron Maiden tunes should I cover? Let me know in the Youtube comments.

And yeah, that’s a banana on my arm.


Posted December 16th, 2013