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Bogdan Radovic

Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Date of Birth: January 7th 1986
Been playing bass since: 2001

I got hooked on and fascinated by music as a kid, the moment I discovered my parent's old "Beatles" records. That's the time when my idea of playing an instrument and performing in a band was born. I went through a couple of instruments in the early days, starting with years of playing the guitar and just a bit of keyboards, until I found the one I liked the most - bass! I love the role of a bass guitar in a band, it gives the song its very soul. Over the years, I have found that playing just bass was not enough and I found myself going back to playing guitar more often. Being able to play guitar has also helped me when composing songs and getting ideas across. As a bass player, when I would compose a song I’d also add guitar tracks to put my ideas into context before working on them further or presenting them to bands in which my primary role was a bass player. Music has brought a lot of joy into my life through love, friendship, traveling and has made many of my dreams come true. I just love its never-ending force.

I like simplicity and enjoy listening to singer-songwriter songs where true power of guitar in it’s very basics comes across. Just strumming a few chords with a nice rhythm and emotional lyrics over it can go a long way! Also, I have noticed that one doesn’t need to be a virtuoso or extremely proficient in playing the guitar in order to start composing cool sounding songs and enjoy playing and music. In my opinion - one should just do his best with his current abilities and enjoy making/playing music in the present tense and don’t worry what he could do in the future. The music we make reflects who we are at that moment and it is so amazing that we actually get to capture that moment and let it live forever!

Playing and Influences
Like I said, The Beatles were the first (Paul McCartney), but I have listened to a lot of different musicians over the years. I am inspired by a good musician on any instrument. As for bass players - I love the melodic and funky style of Flea from RHCP, I also love the unique groove of Victor Wooten and the crazy slap style he has developed. Then there is Stu Hamm with his cool tapping tunes and solo bass stuff. Many times I find myself listening to songs and just isolating bass lines in my head. When it comes to guitar, I really enjoy songs which feature acoustic guitars in it. To my ears adding acoustic guitar even to full rock arrangements is like spraying the magic dust over the songs. I also like the place guitars still hold on to in pop music as well as atmospheric sound possibilities coming from usage of different effects pedals. If I’d single out guitarists that were great inspiration to me when starting, I’d like to mention Paco Di Lucia, John Lennon and Joe Satriani.

At GMC
I have always been fascinated by technology and the Internet, and it lead me to this amazing place. I feel very connected with all the students and instructors all over the world. GMC allows me to teach everyone, everywhere, and also helps me to learn new things and develop my playing and musicianship. I find the GMC way of teaching the most efficient through FUN song-like lessons packed with serious knowledge.

The goal I’m striving for with my guitar lessons is to help you get started as smoothly as possible in order to get to the “enjoyment” phase which will drive you further on its own in your development as a guitar player. At the very beginning, I was self thought and starting to play in the environment where no one could help me and I remember all my eureka moments I discovered for myself and remember some details or concepts which were alluding me for years. Through my lessons I’ll try to simplify and serve all these things to you based on my experience in, hopefully, easy to understand manner so that you can make faster progress and don’t get stuck.

I hope music will bring wonderful things into your life too!
Since you are reading this, you have probably already made a great choice, so grab an instrument and start practicing now.

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Name Level Type Technique Category
Programming Drums With Reaper + Addictive Drums 2 1 of 10 101 spoken
Beginner Guitar Boogie 1 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rock Rhythm Rock - Vintage
Dominant 7 Chords 1 of 10 101 spoken Chords
Time Keeping Workshop 2 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Other
How To Play Slides 1 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slide
How To Play Pull-Offs 1 of 10 101 spoken Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs)
Bass First Steps: Plucking 1 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Other
How To Play Hammer-ons 1 of 10 101 spoken Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs)
How To Play Barre Chords 1 of 10 101 spoken Chords
Beat Basics 1 of 10 101 spoken Rhythm
How To Play Power Chords 1 of 10 101 spoken Rock Rhythm
Notes On The Guitar 1 of 10 101 spoken
Beginner Guitar Chords 1 of 10 101 spoken Chords
Songbooks, Chord Diagrams & Charts 1 of 10 101 spoken
How To Read Guitar Tabs 1 of 10 101 spoken
Scalar Approach 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Blues
Beginner Walking Bass 2 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Jazz
Bass Warm Up 2 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking
Bass Technique Workshop 2 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Other
Bass Modes Workout 4 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Other
Intermediate Slap Technique 4 of 10 Bass Slapping Funk
Triad Approach 4 of 10 Bass Chords Jazz
Blues Walking Bass 4 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Blues
Bass First Steps: Basic Rhythms 1 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Rock - Other
Bass First Steps: Start Jamming 1 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking
Bass First Steps: Legato and Staccato 2 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Bass First Steps: More Technique 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Other
Midnight Special 4 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Blues
Bass First Steps: Note Values 1 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Rock - Vintage
Bass First Steps: Notes 1 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Traditional
Bass First Steps: Muting 1 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Other
Bass First Steps: Essential Technique 1 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking
Bass First Steps: Get Ready! 1 of 10 Bass Other
Start Slapping Now! 2 of 10 Bass Slapping Funk
Old School Ska Walking Bass 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Other
Larry Graham Style 5 of 10 Bass Slapping Funk
Rock Bass Lesson 3 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Rock Ballad
Hammer-On Slap Lesson 4 5 of 10 Bass Slapping Funk
Outlandish Style 5 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Blues Bass Groove 2 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Blues
Blues Bass Groove 3 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Blues
String Crossing Variations 2 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking
String Crossing Variations 1 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking
Ska Walking Bass 4 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Thumping Practice 2 3 of 10 Bass Slapping Other
Thumping Practice 1 3 of 10 Bass Slapping Other
Blues Bass Groove 1 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Blues
String Crossing Workout 4 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking
String Crossing Workout 3 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking
12 Bar Blues 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Blues
Rocking the 6th 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Rock - Vintage
String Crossing Workout 2 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Other
String Crossing Workout 1 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Other
Reggae Style 4 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Other
Motown Funk 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Funk
Country Style 2 4 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Country
Technique Exercises 4 4 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking
Slap Bass Exercises 2 3 of 10 Bass Slapping
Technique Exercises 3 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking
Technique Exercises 2 2 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking
Technique Exercises 1 2 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking
Root Notes Lesson 2 of 10 Bass Pop Rock
Country Style 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Country
Modes Of The Major Scale 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Walking Bass Concept 7 4 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Jazz
Hammer-On Slap Lesson 3 7 of 10 Bass Slapping Funk
Major Scale Bass Lesson 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Walking Bass Concept 6 4 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Jazz
Hammer-On Slap Lesson 2 6 of 10 Bass Slapping
Hammer-On Slap Lesson 1 5 of 10 Bass Slapping Funk
Walking Bass Concept 5 4 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Jazz
Walking Bass Concept 4 4 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Jazz
Walking Bass Concept 3 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Jazz
Walking Bass Concept 2 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Jazz
Walking Bass Concept 1 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Jazz
Intervals Bass Lesson 4 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Palm Muting With Dead Notes Lesson 6 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Arpeggios Extended Positions 2 5 of 10 Bass Chords Other
Arpeggios Extended Positions 5 of 10 Bass Chords Pop Rock
Arpeggios Lesson 4 of 10 Bass Chords Pop Rock
Chords On Bass Part 2 4 of 10 Bass Chords Pop Rock
Chords on Bass 5 of 10 Bass Chords Rock - Other
Harmonizing Major Scale Part 2 3 of 10 Bass Chords Pop Rock
Harmonizing the Major Scale 3 of 10 Bass Chords Pop Rock
Basic Bass Line Building Blocks - Diminished Triads 2 of 10 Bass Chords Rock - Vintage
Rock Bass Lesson 2 4 of 10 Bass Alternate Picking Pop Rock
Left Hand Muting Exercises 3 of 10 Bass Fingerpicking
Muse Style Bass Lesson 3 of 10 Bass Alternate Picking Hard Rock
Double Stops Slap 4 of 10 Bass Double Stops Funk
Restringing the Bass Tutorial 1 of 10 Bass
Pachelbel's Canon in D - Bass Arrangement 6 of 10 Bass Rhythm Classical
Basic Bass Line Building Blocks - Triads Song 4 of 10 Bass Chords Rock - Vintage
Basic Bass Line Building Blocks - Major Triads 2 of 10 Bass Chords Rock - Other
Basic Bass Line Building Blocks - Minor Triads 2 of 10 Bass Chords Pop Rock
Strumming Power Chords Lesson 3 of 10 Bass Strumming Rock - Other
Picking Gallop Rhythm Lesson 4 of 10 Bass Metal rhythm Metal - Classic
Slap Bass Exercises 4 of 10 Bass Slapping Rock - Other
Left and Right Hand Exercise 4 of 10 Bass
Flea Style Slap Bass Lesson 6 of 10 Bass Slapping Rock - Other
Blues Bass Lesson 3 of 10 Bass Slide Blues
Natural Harmonics Lesson 4 of 10 Bass Pop Rock
Rock Bass Lesson 4 of 10 Bass Alternate Picking Pop Rock
Fingerstyle Octaves Lesson 3 of 10 Bass Funk
Ballad Tapping Lesson 4 of 10 Bass Tapping Pop Rock
Serbian Style Bass Lesson 3 of 10 Bass Traditional
Alternate Fingerpicking Lesson 4 of 10 Bass Funk
Double Thumb Slap Lesson 4 of 10 Bass Slapping Funk
Christmas Tapping Lesson 3 of 10 Bass Tapping Traditional
Dead Notes Lesson 3 of 10 Bass Rock - Other
Slap and Pop Grooving 4 of 10 Bass Funk