Vinnie Venkov


My Story.... It will be difficult for me to describe everything in which I passed in the last 3 decades as a musician. ​I graduated with Sofia Music Academy Master's degree. I have played bass since 1988. In my musical life, I have met with many musicians and students. In my experience, I have been a member of many different project jazz, Latin, pop. I have participated in three jazz festivals, and I played with many prestigious musicians from Bulgaria Israel, UK, Canada and USA. I teach several subjects: Elctric Basses 4 5 6 strings, Music Theory, Improvisation, and I can be the Leader of the group Band. I basically a jazz musician, but I play any style that is associated with such Jazz: Blues, R & B, Gospel and Spirituals, Latin, Bossa Nova, Samba, Afro, Cuban, Smooth and Jazz Fusion. I'm far from any hard rock and heavy metal etc. The level of play which is very high because music is my profession. For the past 29 years, I have played more than 1000 concerts. Regarding The Lessons: What do I teach? welll.... In general, I am specified in lessons for 6 string bass. But also teach 4, 5 string. If You play 6 string bass You came to the right place. I cover almost every topic, from strings to Improvisation. To play well must have knowledge in all areas of music as: Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm. In my lessons always include a combination of all these things. Here are things in detail: It's depends specifically on your level. I broke the lessons into 3 sections Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced. Here are all topics that I teach: 1.Reading from notes, 2.Intervals, 3.Learning different forms as Blues 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 bars. Jazz Standards and full discover harmony, rhythm, melodies and improvisation. 4.Technical bass examples for left and right hands. 5.Chords - Triads, Seventh and Complicated chord, 6.Bass lines - All major styles as Blues, R & B, Shuffle, Gospel & Spirituals, Pop, Latin, Bossa Nova, Samba, Afro, Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Fusion 7.Modes, Scales 8. Pentatonic, 9.Improvisation, and cover all tools. 10.Musical Analysis. If You have any questions dont hesitate make with me connection and I will back to You as soon as possible.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

I can say everything. For me, it's not something that can make me so happy as the music. Music united culture and peoples and countries.

What is your music dream?

To play every day and to meet new people and have a fun.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Faith and God. Without God the Man is empty.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

John Patitucci, Alian Caron, UZEB, Yellowjackets, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea,

What inspires you to make music?

There are so many things. But most powerful is Jam with pro musicians. Sometimes the Pro musicians can make me so happy that worth it all my practicing.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Love and unite people with different understandings.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I feel great, probably the best way to see where I am when I playing.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

It is a big question. Most of the musicians they play but they don't have a good timing. Probably timing will be the best thing to improve.

What do you think of Drooble?

Difficult to say, before hours I jumped in.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Playing with not good musicians.But open to help them and to go straight to the point and to fix the issue.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

no to much

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Always we have to push the things to get the results. Today without plan and goals is difficult to work.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

John Patitucci, Alain Caron, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock