Victor Wooten appears at Sam Ash, Hollywood, CA.
Victor Wooten appears at Sam Ash, Hollywood, CA.

Five-time Grammy winner Victor Wooten gave a clinic to a packed house of aspiring musicians and fans at Sam Ash Music in Hollywood, CA, on June 8th.

Victor Wooten understands the power of music and believes that music is a language. He encouraged the audience to treat learning a musical instrument much like how a baby learns to speak — by doing it — and embracing the mistakes along the way. He said there are no wrong notes while finding your voice by trial and error. He urged the crowd to play more than they practice, knowing that the more a young musician plays, the more he or she will want to practice.

Though he says music comes from the musician, not the instrument or gear, Wooten went into great detail about why he chooses to play through Hartke bass amps to shape the sound of his own musical voice.

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