Course Duration15 Weeks
Course LevelAll Level
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:
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.
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.