Course Duration15 Weeks
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.
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.
Students enrolling for this 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 their student's progress in-depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is 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 students and their 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.
You must have a bass to practice on. No other prerequisites are required.