Todd Johnson

Friday, February 8, 2008 7:50 PM

TJ "2" Workout in New Hampshire March 14 - 16, 2008

I'm EXTREMELY excited to be the "featured" instructor again at "Jim Stinnett's Jazz Bass Workout March 14 - 16, 2008 in Candia New Hampshire (Candia is about 90 minutes north of Boston). Jim Stinnett is a "legendary" instructor at Berklee in Boston and arguably THE BEST teacher I've ever seen. I'll be teaching "6 string chord melody, chord voicings and repertoire" for 3 solid days.

The advance preparation of a list of jazz standards will be required. Students should have these songs memorized and ready to perform; melody, bass line, chords (guide-tones), and harmony line to the melody. No sheet music will be allowed. You will need to bring a bass strung with a high C. *Guitarists welcome.

Tuition: $435.00 (Does not include meals or lodging)
Class size is limited so.....Go to www.jimstinnett.com and check out all the details.
I hope to see you there!! It's gonna be GREAT!!!!

Todd Johnson

7:23 PM

TJ: Coming to the UK and France in March 2008

I'm so excited to finally be going to EUROPE!! I'm going to be doing some master classes in the UK and France. I have a few open dates, so if any of my friends in the UK or France have any ideas for a possible clinic, performance or get-together then let me know. It would be great to meet you all. You can reach me at todd@toddjohnsonmusic.com

Here's my current itinerary:

-Friday February 29: Arrive London

-Saturday March 1: Todd Johnson - Bass Masterclass - Cardiff, UK

-Sunday March 2: Todd Johnson - Bass Masterclass - Cardiff, UK

-Monday March 3: OFF

-Tuesday March 4: OFF

-Wednesday March 5: Todd Johnson - Master Class

-Thursday March 6: OFF

-Friday March 7: OFF / TRAVEL

-Saturday March 8: Basscool in Lille, FRANCE

-Sunday March 9: Fly to US east coast.

*Check out my calendar for details
So, that's what I'll be up to. I hope to hear from my friends in the UK and France. Let me know if we can meet up if you get the chance.

Todd Johnson

7:17 PM

Finished Filming WBL 3 DVD:

Speaking of Alfred videos,
I thought I'd let you all know that I just finished filming the "Walking Bass Line Module System - Volume 3" DVD last weekend. This DVD covers various subjects that will help you put the finishing touches on your walking lines. Subjects like: Rhythmic Articulations, Modal bass line, 2 beat style, Playing in 3, Transcribing, etc. So I've got one in the can....

I should also let you know that I'm planning on doing an "Improvising" DVD for Alfred as well. My plan is to film sometime in July 2008. Look for both of these to have a late 2008 or early 2009 release date. I'll keep you posted as things develop.

Todd Johnson

7:11 PM

TJ Signs Alfred Publishing Deal:

I'm thrilled to announce that I recently signed a deal with Alfred Publishing in December 2007. All 3 of my instruction DVD's premier at NAMM and will be released worldwide sometime in March 2008. Look for them to hit stores in early April. My DVD's will be part of the Alfred "Artists Series", so I'll be right next to Jaco, Victor and Pattitucci in the DVD displays at every Guitar Center and Sam Ash in the U.S.

Thanks to all of you for your support, encouragement and kind words. Look for more Alfred videos from me in late 2008 or early 2009!!