LOS ANGELES, CA — Nathan East, Eric Clapton's long time bass player and currently a member of the contemporary jazz group Fourplay, put on an informative and enjoyable bass clinic at West L.A. Music's Yamaha Guitar Experience. East played his original bass lines alongside accompanying tracks of hit songs he had previously recorded. He also demonstrated the intricacies of improvising walking bass lines and showed the crowd how he constructed the bass lines for Grammy winner Anita Baker's songs. East has developed his own Signature Series bass guitar for Yamaha.|
The Frank Gambale Trio put on an incredible performance and treated the crowd to a very impressive set of intense, uptempo fusion. Renowned for his sweet picking techniques Gambale showed off his exceptional skills and talked about what it takes to stay afloat in the instrumental music industry.
Former lead guitarist for Megadeth, Chris Poland, put on a phenomenal performance with his new band Ohm. Poland's newly formed instrumental band includes drummer Kofi Baker, son of legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker and fusion/rock bassist Robby Pagliari. Fans were treated to some amazing technical fusion by the band and Poland took time to answer questions from the crowd.
As part of the Yamaha Guitar Experience fans were able to get autographs from some of their favorite players. Bassist Billy Sheehan, formerly of Mr. Big and David Lee Roth, signed autographs and shook hands. Memento guitarist Space and bassist Lats were on hand for the meet and greet session. Spineshank's Mike Sarkisyan, Steve Mazur of Our Lady Peace and Meegs Rascon from Coal Chamber all participated in the autograph signings during the day of Yamaha guitar festivities as well. Fans were also treated to a rare chance to get an autograph from Michael Anthony when he made a special appearance at the Yamaha Guitar Experience. The Van Halen bassist signed album covers, posters and pictures for a long line of delighted and devoted fans.
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