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Lessons for Making Music with the Electric Bass

by Adam Cohen

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. More than just licks off of YouTube, you'll learn how and why to create your own!

  • Course Duration15 Weeks

  • Course LevelAll Level

  • Instruction LanguageEnglish

  • Classes Taken22

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US$36(1-on-1 Class)

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Educator Profile

Adam Cohen

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.

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