About Me

Michael Adetona, also known as Mike J’fret, is an outstanding bass player who has been playing the bass guitar for over 15 years. He has an associate degree in music theory and performance in upright & electric bass.

He has performed with several artist in Africa, Europe and America. He currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. Performs regularly with a local band called Elbandolero, this band specializes in playing Latino, Afro Cuban, Salsa, Rumba and lots of 70s, 80s & 90s cover. He occasionally performs with other band as a session bass player.
Mike is rooted in African music and likes to play jazz fusion, Blues, Gospel and R&B.

He manages a Facebook Page called “Mike J’fret Bass Lessons”, a place where he’s been actively teaching people how to play the bass guitar. His Influences are John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius, Abraham Laboriel, Anthony Jackson, Richard Bona, Marcus Miller, Christian Mcbride, Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Steve Bailey e.t.c

Mike is a devoted Christian who believes there is only one God (Jesus). 

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Music Theory

Bass Guitar Basics

Understanding Scales and Arpeggios

Knowledge of the Fretboard

Bass Techniques

Bass Grooves, Feel & Timing

Mindset & Bass Goal


Jaco Pastorius

“Music is the only thing keeping the planet together”

Victor Wooten

“Never lose the groove to find a note”

Richard Bona

“I consider music being a school that never ends”