Explore the world of Bass with Gerald Veasley, internationally renowned performer and faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Whether you're a seasoned bassist or novice, Gerald and his world-class faculty will plug you in to the joy of bass playing: technique, theory and, of course, those funky bass lines! Gerald Veasley's Bass BootCamp was founded in 2002 and has since served over 700 bass players from all over the world.

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“I always go home refreshed, renewed, convicted and ready to groove.”


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  • How’s this for inspiration?? @thatharleygirl hasn’t even been to Bass BootCamp yet and she’s already putting in the work! Thanks to @diviroxx she learned about our 30 Day/30 Minute Challenge and she’s rocking it! Looking forward to meeting you @gvbassbootcamp in Philly next March! 😃💯
#Repost @thatharleygirl
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No power at the crib and yet another cold, rainy day but no worries...
Day 24: finger, scales and methods exercises... #progress #3030Challenge #30days30minutes #basspractice the makings of a new #bassplayer #bass 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾 @gvbassbootcamp #gvbassbootcamp #bassbootcamp #tuba #sousaphone #music #detroit #detroitchick #guitar #bassguitar
  • Massive thanks to @officialibanezguitars, our main sponsor and the maker of the Gerald Veasley Signature Bass, and to our loyal and generous sponsor, @monocreators for the awesome Vertigo bass cases. And congrats the lucky grand prize winner at this year’s #bassbootcamp!! He won a #geraldveasley signature #IbanezBass and a #MONOvertigo #basscase!! #bassplayer 📷: @crystalleonora
  • This is incredible. Goes to show that you’re never too young (or old!) to feel the groove. 🙌🏽🙌🏾 #Repost @aronthebassist
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Warning❗️ TOGETHER THEY COMBINE ...... 9 years.... Jammin to lil brother @babyboydrummer 🔥🔥🔥U could tell they really mean it....#pocket #kidsGrooveHard #7yrs #3yrs #groovin Tag a friend who likes to groove to these kinda tempos💪💪💪 #AllAboutTheSpirit #Placement
  • Many thanks to our generous sponsor, @sirerevolution, for the #marcusmillerbass, and congrats to the winner of this awesome instrument, Brad Z! #sirebass #bassplayer
  • Many thanks to @monocreators for their loyal and generous sponsorship of #bassbootcamp, and congrats to the lucky winner of a #MONOvertigo bass case! At this year’s Bass BootCamp 3 of our instructors use #MONOcases: #GeraldVeasley, #VictorWooten and #DivinityRoxx (#AnthonyWellington stood in for her since she wasn’t available when this pic was taken). We’re also appreciative of our own #CrystalGloistein (@crystalleonora) for the connection (MONO was founded by her cousin). #bassplayer
  • The ladies of Bass BootCamp 2018! #bassbootcamp #bassplayers #femalebassplayer
  • More #inspiration from our #30days30minutes challenge from our dear friend (and BBC staff member), Charles. Get it, Mr. Jenkins! #basspractice #bassbootcamp #bassplayer 
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30/30 Challenge!
  • Today’s #inspiration for our #30days30minutes challenge. 👌🏽 #basspractice #bassplayer #bassbootcamp 
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Day 3 of #30for30 challenge @gvbassbootcamp Every Monday I study and learn a new funk song.  It Gets Funkier by @vulfpeck
  • Yes!! That’s what we’re talkin bout! #inspiration #basspractice #30days30minutes 💯
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Requested by the great @mrparkersmusic “9 minutes to midnight” 🙌🏽 (sorry guys - excuse the poor quality of this video) #challengeaccepted #Bassguitar #femalebassist #musicman #gruvgear #acoustic #5string
  • We’re loving seeing so many people inspired and participating in our #3030challenge! 30 minutes, 30 days. #basspractice #bassplayer 💯
#Repost @thatharleygirl
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Day 3 and I don’t feel as uncomfortable as yesterday...progress🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️ #30days30minutes #bass 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾 #divinityroxx @gvbassbootcamp #gvbassbootcamp #tuba #sousaphone #music #detroit #detroitchick #guitar #bassguitar
  • Inspiration from our dear friend Divinity Roxx for the #bassbootcamp #3030challenge #30days30minutes #practicebass #bassplayer 
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Playing with the #RockSolidBand this weekend led by @alliboomboom at @joespub with @nonahendryx for #TheRockSolidWomensFestival. Give thx to my sister in bass @tracywormworth for trusting me to sub for u.  I had already bought tix to come see u and these incredible ladies put it down! Now I'm learning all this music. Crazy. Lesson for my students: Be ready for anything!
Perfect day to start the 30/30 challenge with @gvbassbootcamp. Who's down to commit to practicing for 30 minutes per day for 30 days in a row. (Getting ready for this gig doesn't count). Going in on some stuff I've been meaning to learn. Let's get it! Hope to see u at the show. So many great artists.
Who took this photo!?!?
  • BBC Staff Family...we do it for the love of Music, we do it for the love of the Bass, we do it for the love of you all! Thank you for joining us in this wonderful weekend of Bass fellowship...we couldn’t do it without you! 💜
Shelley Dowdell, Lucien Dowdell, Aria Dowdell, Luther Dowdell, Charles Jenkins, Eric Price, LeRoy Patterson Jr., Sharlene Waller, Wayne Lawrence, Crystal Gloistein, Ronald Muhammad, Stephanie Dowdell, Greg Taylor, Gerald Veasley, Benita-Chelise Price, Miles Dowdell, Charles Ford (not pictured: Vanessa Veasley, TJ Veasley, Roxanne Veasley) #bassbootcamp #bassplayers

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