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Bassist, teacher and creator of StudyBass: Andrew Pouska

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I'm Andrew Pouska. Welcome to StudyBass. I love bass, music and teaching it. I have taught thousands of bass players face-to-face for 30 years. In 2003 I created StudyBass to help bass players everywhere learn.

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I couldn't continue this project without user support. It's enough work for 10 people, but it's all just me. I, and many other bass players, truly appreciate your help keeping this alive.

Good luck with your musical pursuits,

Andrew Pouska

upbeat

the last beat of a measure derived from a conductor's hand movement; one or more notes preceding the downbeat (first beat of a measure), also called a pickup or anacrusis.

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My position goes beyond that of just a bass player; I also consider myself an entertainer. As a bassist, my job is to kick ass.

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