Lessons for Making Music with the Double Bass

All Level

by Adam Cohen

40 Years Experience

US $36 per class |

for 1-on-1, 30 mins class

Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

Swinging! Grooving! Laying it down! These things are often used to describe bass players doing what they do best. If being in the center of the music you play and having a strong influence on how it feels and where it's going, you might be a bass player and Adam Cohen can help you get there and keep moving forward.  This is an online Double Bass course for all levels, Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced Levels.  It takes place in weekly 30-minute sessions over the duration of 15 weeks. 

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Adam Cohen Bass Double Bass Teacher

Adam Cohen

Experience: 40 Years

From: United States

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Electric Bass, Double Bass

About the Course

From beginning to advanced and everywhere in between, Making Music with the Double Bass will give you the tools to get started, teach you how to get a good sound from the instrument and provide you with a strong foundation to get you playing & creating music that feels good to you and your band mates. More than just the personal attention you'll receive during the lesson, you'll have access to customized backing/practice tracks to apply your newfound knowledge & skills after the lesson is over. You can then return to the next lesson having practiced the material in a "band setting", ask questions, exchange ideas, and refine & expand upon what you've been working on. Some topics of your lesson might include:

  • Fundamentals of getting a good sound
  • Proper technique
  • Scales & Arpeggios
  • Creating bass lines
  • Music Theory
  • Walking bass lines
  • Learning tunes
  • Bass line concepts for various styles of music (Jazz, Fusion, Latin, Brazilian, R&B, Funk)
  • Soloing
  • Playing fast tempos
  • Playing slow tempos (Ballad playing) and so much more!

About the Instructor: Adam Cohen has been described as a "true double threat" playing both electric and double bass. He started his musical career early on, playing the piano as taught by his composer and accomplished pianist father. It was not long after that he discovered his love for the lower end of the scales through his influences such as The Beatles, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Stanley Clarke and Chicago. Further influenced by Charles Mingus, Ray Brown, Dave Holland and Ray Brown, Adam dove headfirst into learning both electric and upright bass.

Moving from Queens, New York to LA, Adam is now a firm presence in the scene with two albums - Ritual (2005) and Gig Bag (1994) - as well as numerous compositions under his belt. He has also performed and recorded with many well-known faces such as Ray Charles, Ernie Watts, Renee Olstead, David Benoit, John Klemmer, Rob Mullins and Engelbert Humperdinck among many others.

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    Pay as you go - 2 classes at a time

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    From the comfort of your home, 1 on 1 online interactive classes are scheduled at your convenient time.

    World class performers as educators

    World class performers as educators

    Award-winning teachers customize the course just for you. Their structured learning methodology lets you always track your progress.

    Pay as you go

    Pay as you go

    No long-term commitment. Pay for as few as 2 classes at a time. When you can't make it for the class, you can mutually reschedule with ease.