US $72 per class |
for 1-on-1, 45 mins class
Recommended: 1 class per week | 12-16 weeks to level up
Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time
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Electric Bass Private Lessons are a 1-on-1 custom course that will be attuned to your exact level of musicianship. We will work to improve all aspects of technique on Electric bass, and also gain an overall understanding of rhythm, harmony, melody, and bass lines, as well as the role of bass in music. Sascha will create custom etudes to challenge, engage you, and to improve your ear, improvisation, rhythm, and harmonic understanding.
In this course, you will develop your skills on the Electric 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. We can also explore any style of music that is in your interest, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Motown, Reggae, Salsa (Afro-Cuban), Brazilian, Flamenco, Tango, Eastern European.
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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Learn to play music with any group and in any style. Learn how to improvise. Be able to learn songs from the recordings by ear. Put yourself on a path to achieve professional performance level in your bass playing and overall musicianship.
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You must have a bass to practice on. No other prerequisites are required.
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