Online Bass Lessons For All Levels - Beginners, Intermediates and Professionals

First Name
Gerry
Last Name
Pineda
Course Summary

This course is designed to meet the needs of individual students. All levels are accepted in this online Bass course: beginning, intermediate and advanced.  This is an online guitar course that takes place in weekly 60-minute sessions over the duration of 8 weeks. This custom course is tailored specifically to your performance needs and will build upon previous music knowledge to continue strengthening your bass playing techniques and exploring various styles of bass playing.

Lives In

Sacramento, CA
United States

Course Duration
8 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
All Levels
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Google Hangout
Individuals
US$96.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

Profile Picture
Instructor
First Name
Gerry
Last Name
Pineda
Number of years of relevant experience
30 Years Experience
From: United States
Teacher Skill Keywords
Double Bass
Music Theory
Study Details
B.M.
California State University Sacramento
M.M.
California State University Sacramento
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
University of the Pacific
Organization / Institute Name
California State University Sacramento
Organization / Institute Name
California State University Stanislaus

Course Details

This course accommodates all levels and styles of music–––whether you are interested in Classical, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Pop, Punk Rock, etc. Gerry will primarily concentrate on ways to improve one's technical ability. 

Beginners can expect to learn the following:

  • How to read music;
  • How to tune the bass;
  • Major, minor, pentatonic and blues scales;
  • Arpeggios;
  • Chord symbols and what they mean;
  • Constructing bass lines; and
  • Beginning classical studies and repertoire (Simandl Book I).

Intermediate students can expect continuing work on scales and arpeggios, exploration of whatever styles they are interested in, improvisation, exploring Simandl Book II, Simandl 30 Etudes and expanding your repertoire in your preferred styles.

Advanced students can expect the advanced study of melodic and harmonic concepts (jazz, classical, rock etc.), expanding repertoire, advanced technical studies and Gerry will also watch and listen to you play and offer critique and advice on how to address whatever deficiencies are present.

About the Instructor: While Gerry Pineda is well known for his bass playing, he actually started his musical journey by playing the piano aged just nine years old. It wasn't until he discovered The Beatles a year later that he decided to switch to playing the guitar. Inspired by Paul McCartney and his catchy bass lines he then switched again to the electric bass guitar, which he played in various rock and jazz bands throughout high school.

At the age of 16, Gerry discovered the double bass, which sparked off a lifelong love affair with Jazz. He was awarded a Bachelor of Music in Jazz studies as well as a Master of Music in Double Bass from California State University in Sacramento. He has also received two critic's choice awards, or "Sammies", for best bassist in Sacramento. 

Gerry teaches from his private studio and at both California State University Sacramento and the University of the Pacific.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 student. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge her student's progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since, long term courses are detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the student and his/her teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Course Specific Benefits
  • Improve intonation, time and feel
  • Learn various styles of bass playing
  • Gain a better understanding of music theory
  • Discover improvisation
Prerequites

You must have an instrument. Simanld Book I for beginners and Simandl Book II for intermediate students

Weekly Schedule

These sections are for individual students.

Click on Enrol corresponding to the Section that matches your schedule.
If none of the above timings work for you, just sign up for a free session and we'll work out the timings. Sign up for a Free Session
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section A
Tue 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section B
Thu 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section C
Sat 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
+91-97400-50326 for any questions.

FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
Question
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period.

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