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!

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

Seven Nation Army Bass Tutorial

download the pdf here (free!): Seven Nation Army Bass Tab PDF

This Seven Nation Army bass tutorial will teach you how to rock this anthemic tune by The White Stripes. This is a great tune for beginners since it’s fun to play, easily recognizable, but not very technically challenging. I’ve taught Seven Nation Army to kids under age 10, so rest assured if you’re watching/reading now, you can tackle this one!

I’m always happy when a tune makes it into the popular arena with a good bass line. Someday no popular song will be without a good bass hook. Until that day, we’ll just have to rock Seven Nation Army and hope. :)

Posted August 25th, 2014

Locrian Scales For Bass + “Juicebox” by The Strokes

download the pdf here (free!): Locrian Scales for Bass PDF

Locrian Scales For Bass + “Juicebox” by The Strokes

This video completes our exploration of the diatonic modes! Aren’t you stoked?

The locrian scale is the “weird” mode because it doesn’t contain a perfect fifth, which is a critical part of establishing a key center. Therefore, locrian is mostly used on transitional chords within a progression, not as a “tonic.” It’s used on half-diminished chords (also called minor 7 flat 5), which often appear as a ii chord in a ii-V-i progression.

There are virtually no songs in a “locrian key.” Juicebox by The Strokes was the closest thing I could find to one for illustration purposes though! Make sure to learn the whole tune on your own for extra credit. :)

Posted August 18th, 2014