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

Some Noodley Bass Improv + Announcements for Subscribers

Some Noodley Bass Improv + Announcements for Subscribers

I was gonna try to cram-film some bass lesson videos before I leave for this Spring tour, but things just didn’t work out, so I decided to just riff for you guys a little and tell you what’s up. Review those Rhythm Basics videos!!!! And I’ll be back at you soon.

Posted April 13th, 2015

Rhythm Basics 4 – Sixteenth Note Syncopation

download the pdf here (free!): Rhythm Basics 4 PDF

Rhythm Basics 4 – Sixteenth Note Syncopation

We’re finally ready to dig into sixteenth note syncopation! Being able to play syncopated 16th-note rhythms accurately is one of the more difficult skills that I would still consider essential for any musician in any style.

Rhythm Basics lesson 4 starts with some simple clapping of off-beat sixteenth notes against a quarter note click, and then we’ll move on to a fun but challenging funk example with a lot of different syncopations.

As always in this series, make sure you use the Rhythm Resources page and practice a lot!

Posted April 6th, 2015