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Hello All, Thanks for stopping by my bass world!

It’s been a very busy and hectic last six months!

I recently finished up authoring the Bass Curriculum for the “School of Rock” , the largest after school music program in the country if not world. They serve over 110,000 students in over 145 locations in 8 continents.

The School of Rock Bass Curriculum that I wrote consists of a 5 book series that starts from the beginning of one’s bass playing journey and goes through a large volume of bass playing concepts and techniques. From scales types, chords forms, rock, jazz, reggae, blues, funk, creating bass lines, walking bass, playing chords, tapping, slap & pop, double thumbing, improvisation and mostly anything you can think of; It’s All There!

I have also been working on three bass book titles for Mel Bay Music Publishing. I’ll give the titles in my next post.

My Shredding Electric Bass, published by Alfred Music Publishing has gotten some great positive feedback from those who emailed me with comments.

Thanks for the kind words for those of you who sent feedback about any of my books!

I have been playing many great funk and jazz gigs on a low-key basis.

Check this event out!
2nd Annual Canterbury Music Alumni Concert – March 1st Canterbury School

I am directing a Fantastic Concert at the Canterbury School on March 1st, where am the Director of the Music and Head of Jazz Studies. For this concert, some of our very talented Canterbury Music Alumni are coming in to play with current students to give an amazing performance.

Nick Cabrera 2009 on guitar and vocals
Paul Deedon 2009 on electric bass
Cam Napier 2017 on electric bass
Will Tully 2006 on drums.

These guys CAN PLAY ! and are the real deal. They are all doing some amazing things playing professionally, look them all up! Cam is playing out while going to school in Nashville.

If you are free come to check it out, as it is open to the public. Feel free to email with any questions.
Canterbury Music Alumni Concert Past Meets Present
101 Aspetuck Avenue
New Milford CT. 06776

If you can’t make the show in person, feel free to check out the concert via Livestream, link shown below.

The Concert start time is 7:30PM

Here is a direct link to the March 1st concert livestream. It can also be found at our Cbury Events Youtube channel page.

I’ll check in soon to post some upcoming gigs as well as give titles of upcoming books that I am writing for Mel Bay.

Keep Playing!




"Shredding Bass Guitar" is slightly different than my other books in that it is not directed toward jazz or fusion bass audiences and players but rather rockers and funkers and even yes, metal bassists. I’m really proud of the book. It does have some cool stuff in it and does lean towards some kind of advanced slap and pop, double thumbing, some tapping, and techniques used by Wooten, Miller, Stanley Clarke etc…. Lot’s of dexterity types of things that will require some fast playing but the book helps get you there. I hope you enjoy it!!

Click on book to purchase or go to my bookpage to see all my books


Ron has built me two unbelievable basses.  I'll post pics in the copming days. 

You must check Ron out.  He is a true craftsman in building instruments.



Dave & Lee Ritenour

Dave & Pat Metheny
you can now purchase any of the tunes off of my 2 Hot to Touch CD from Amazon.com. You can purchase tunes individually or get the entire CD.  

A recent book of mine, the Total Jazz Bassist, which I co-authored with good friend Tim Ferguson, is doing very well. Recently there was a great review of the book in a Bass Guitar Magazine and it has been well received by other publications. Thanks for checking the book out and keep the emails coming.

 Check out my "Theory and Techniques Used On Modern Electric Bass " forum on Talkbass.com. Log onto the forum and ask any questions you may have pertaining to electric bass playing. Here is the link to the forum.

If you are interested in talking Private Lessons drop a note and we can discuss what it is you want to accomplish.

You can also check out my video lessons with printable graphics on the Workshop Live website. Check it out. Here is the link.

If you are interested in booking my band please send an a-mail to daveoverthrowband@earthlink.net type in the header "booking Dave Overthrow Band"

If you are interested in booking me for a bass clinic or workshop send an e-mail to doverthrow292@earthlink.net and type in the header "clinic" or "workshop"

For any other questions or info, feel free to drop a note. I'll read all e-mails and reply to as many as I can.


Copyright 2002-2008 Dave Overthrow. All rights reserved


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