Upright Bass | Online Personalized Lessons


by Sascha Jacobsen

20 Years Experience

US $72 per class |

for 1-on-1, 45 mins class

Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time

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: English

Course Summary

Double Bass Private Lessons are a 1-on-1 custom course that will be attuned to your exact level of musicianship. Instructor, Sascha Jacobsen will work with you to focus on all aspects of good technique and musicianship on the double bass, improve all aspects of technique on the bass, and also ensure that you gain an overall understanding of rhythm, harmony, melody and bass lines, as well as the role of bass in music. Sascha can also explore any style of music that is in your interest, i.e. Classical, Blues, Jazz, Salsa (Afro-Cuban), Brazilian, Flamenco, Tango, Eastern European, etc.

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Sascha Jacobsen

Experience: 20 Years

From: United States

    About the Course

    In this course, you will develop your skills on the Bass and learn to play any style of music. We will work together to solidify all the fundamental tools of performing as a bass player. These include solid rhythm and groove, relaxed left-hand technique, rapid right-hand technique, slapping, vibrato, tone, dynamics. We will also work to create a foundation of musical knowledge (musicianship) which means understanding basic harmony (triads, seventh chords, chord progressions) Melody (scales, modes, arpeggios) and also learn to read music. Sascha will create custom etudes to challenge and engage you and to improve your ear, improvisation, rhythm, and harmonic understanding. You will get to explore in-depth the Overtone Series and how it applies to the Double Bass, and how to achieve infinite variations of color with the bow and also the many varied Pizzicato (finger plucking) techniques that are possible on the upright bass. We will also work on how to achieve perfection in Arco playing and all aspects of playing with the bow (French or German grip).

    About the Instructor: Sascha Jacobsen heirs from a long line of musicians dating as far back as his great, great, great, great-grandfather, a famous Russian Violinist who served as a bassist for the Moscow Opera. Some of Jacobsen’s mentors have included exponents such as Michael and James Finley, Nico Abondolo, John Brecher, Wolfgang Guttler, Shinji Eshima, and Dennis Trembly. Jacobsen achieved his Masters Degree at the University of Southern California. Afterward, Jacobsen founded Musical Art Quintet, a group that performs Jacobsen’s original works. Jacobsen serves the musical community as a performer, composer, and arranger with commissions from the San Francisco Arts Council, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Berkeley Youth Symphony, and SF Friends of Chamber Music. An experienced educator, Jacobsen has served as faculty at Humboldt State University, Laney College, Sequoia Chamber Music Festival, Golden Gate Bass Camp, and the California Jazz Conservatory. Jacobsen continues to teach by offering online music lessons to aspiring musicians across the globe.

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      Pay as you go

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