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Larry Steen


Past winner of the International Society of Bassists’ Jazz Competition, bassist/composer/producer Larry Steen attended the Berklee College of Music, the University of Miami (BM) and CALARTS (MFA). He has toured, performed and recorded with numerous renowned artists ranging from Mel Torme to Stevie Wonder and has recorded two ASCAP award winning CDs First Move and View From Afar with his own group, The Larry Steen World Jazz Ensemble.

Soloing over Standards and Jazz Blues with "Functional Harmony”

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1) Play 3rds and 7ths of each chord resolving to 7ths and 3rds of the next chord in the progression. a. Start by playing 3rds and 7ths for one...

Dealing with Artistic Burnout


Hey Larry, I wanted to message you to ask for some advice. Over the past year and a half, I've been slowly turning away from music. Cody and I...

Tips for a Long-Term Career as a Professional, Working Bassist

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1. Top-notch, professional ability a. Time and groove - ear training in conjunction with physical control b. Taste - play what's right for the...

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