How To Get Hired: A Creative Approach to Session Bass Playing with Ian Allison

In this course Ian Allison talks you through his approach to session bass playing, including the steps he’s taken to land more gigs!

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In this course Ian Allison talks you through his approach to session bass playing, including the steps he’s taken to land more gigs!

A session musician is the ‘gun for hire’ of the music world, and it can be great fun. You get to play and learn different songs and work with different artists. You also get to spend a lot of time with your instrument and get paid! But it can also be hard work, and it’s still very much a case of who you know and not what you know that matters.

In this course you’re going to learn:

  • How Ian prepares for a studio session.
  • His process for creating basslines on the fly.How to find the right sound.
  • How to develop versatility.
  • The importance of being open to suggestion.
  • And why serving the song is the most important thing.


Below is a spofity playlist so that you can play along with the tracks featured in the course. Please note that only 9 of the 11 tracks featured in the course are currently available on spotify.