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Bassist, teacher and creator of StudyBass: Andrew Pouska

Your Bass Teacher

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 over 25 years. In 2003 I created StudyBass to help bass players everywhere learn.

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What's New On StudyBass?

What's new you ask? EVERYTHING! I've completely overhauled every aspect of the website.

There's a lot to tell you about the update. I made a detailed post about it.

Here's what I am up to currently: April 2021 Update.

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I Appreciate Your Support

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

timbre

(TAM-burr) the tonal "color" of a pitch. Timbre is what gives an instrument its most identifiable qualities. It is why you can tell a piano from a guitar even when they play the same note.

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