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Earnest Jackson

I play both the electric and upright bass and specialize in jazz, funk, and fusion. Besides playing music I founded Alliance Music Academy in Plano TX, a music teaching studio and The Complete Bass Player which is an online bass instruction website.

Ray Brown on Kadota’s Blues

Shortly after I started playing jazz bass lines I was introduced to the sounds of Ray Brown and I have never fully recovered from his wonderful bass lines. He is one of my main influences on upright. I transcribed this…

Higher Ground Workout

I wrote this etude as a way for my students to get down some basic slapping techniques. The bass line is taken from Flea’s version of the song and works it’s way through eleven different keys. Below is the pdf…

Marcus Miller 5 String Bass Mod

I decided shortly after buying this bass that I wanted to do some customization with the electronics. The original electronics sounded great, I just wanted a preamp that had some more options. Since I was changing the preamp I decided to go ahead and…