Lessons for Making Music with the Electric Bass

First Name
Adam
Last Name
Cohen
Course Summary

Grooving! Funky! Rocking! If these descriptions sound good to you then you've picked the right instrument! With Making Music with the Electric Bass, you'll go from how to hold, play, and get a good sound from the bass all the way to playing feel-good bass lines & solos that will get you and your bandmates smiling and tapping your feet. Whether it's really just getting started, to learning the bass line to a favorite song, to creating your own lines & solos, Making Music with the Electric Bass will give you the tools to get you there.

Lives In

Los Angeles, CA
United States

Course Duration
15 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
All Levels
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$36.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
30
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Adam
Last Name
Cohen
Number of years of relevant experience
40 Years Experience
From: United States

Course Details

This is an online Electric Bass course for all levels, Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced Levels.  It takes place in weekly 30-minute sessions over the duration of 15 weeks. Over the span of 40+ years of playing on stages & studios around the world, Adam Cohen brings every bit of that real-world knowledge and know-how to your lessons. As long as you have the desire to learn and the means to practice, you'll be making music from the bass in no time. Some of the skills & topics covered in Making Music with the Electric Bass:

  • Basic technique
  • Getting a good sound 
  • Soloing
  • Slapping & Popping
  • Fundamentals of scales & arpeggios
  • Music Theory
  • Learning Tunes
  • Playing the blues
  • Bass line concepts in various styles of music (Rock, R&B, Jazz, Pop, Funk, Latin, Brazilian, Reggae)
  • Tools for creating your own licks and bass lines

All this coupled with the insight culled from many years of playing, writing, arranging, and recording.

About the Instructor: Adam Cohen has been described as a "true double threat" playing both electric and acoustic 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.

The ipassio Edge

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 or 2 students. 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.

Course Specific Benefits
  • Ability to play & create bass lines 
  • Understand how & why your favorite bass players/bands came up with the music they made and how you can create your own
  • Learn how to jam with others, create a "groove", and make enjoyable music 
  • Have fun
Prerequites
  • Playable working instrument
  • Amplifier
  • Computer with camera and good sound reproduction
  • Printer (not necessary but helpful)
  • Some experience reading music (again, not necessary but helpful)

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
Mon 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section B
Tue 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section C
Wed 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section D
Thu 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
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Section E
Mon 09:15 PM - 11:15 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section
Section F
Tue 09:15 PM - 11:15 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section G
Wed 09:15 PM - 11:15 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section
Section H
Thu 09:15 PM - 11:15 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
+91-97400-50326 for any questions.

FAQs

Question
Can this course be customized?
Answer
Yes, the course can be customized for your goals and objectives.
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 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
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
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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