Josh Fossgreen is a bassist and bass teacher 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!

Latest Blog Posts

Minor Triad Arpeggios For Bass (w/ rock playalong)

download the pdf here (free!): Minor Triad Arpeggios PDF

Minor Triad Arpeggios For Bass (w/ rock playalong)

Today we’ll get a workout on our minor triad arpeggios by going through the different arpeggio inversions up and down the neck over a simple rock groove. We’ll try the exercise with a couple different shapes and fingerings to get even more practice moving around these arpeggios.

Being able to play arpeggios comfortably is a key skill for bass players. It gives you a framework to play over simple chords in a way that will work safely, but still give you more interesting options that just playing the root all day.

To get some more intense and thorough practice with your arpeggio inversions, check out my latest book Electric Bass Scales and Arpeggios, where you can practice triad and seventh chord arpeggios in all their inversions, all over the neck!

Posted May 27th, 2016

Solo Bass Improvisation: “Stormy Day” by Josh Fossgreen

Solo Bass Improvisation: “Stormy Day” by Josh Fossgreen

I forgot to send a memo to the weather, so while I had intended on filming a bass lesson it was thundering and raining. I decided to go with it and record a little stormy day solo bass improv for you guys. Enjoy!

Posted May 20th, 2016