Ted “Blyss” Gould

Ted “Blyss” Gould is a professional musician from New Orleans now living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His credits as a bassist include working with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee Zigaboo Modeliste (the Meters), American Idol finalist Latoya London, Jon B., Ron E. Back (Tower of Power) and R&B singer Will Russ Jr. In addition to being a top call bassist in pop genres, he has played upright and electric bass for host of Broadway-scale musical theater productions, including West Side Story, CATS, Dream Girls, Cabaret and Hairspray.

Ted holds Bachelor of Arts in Music from California State University (East Bay) and has been a classroom music educator, private music tutor and consultant since 2010.

Slap bass FUNKDAMENTALS

Learn the fundamentals of playing slap from traditional to advanced modern techniques, and learn to construct your own slap bass lines.