Course Duration10 Weeks
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This 1-on-1 online live course is for all beginners who aspire to take their first step in the world of Electric Bass. This course will begin with an overview of instrument anatomy wherein the instructor Shalini Mohan will help her students know the instrument, get comfortable with it, identifying each part and its importance. The course then progresses to musical notes and identifying them on the fretboard. Once these basics are mastered, the students will learn the basics of music theory including classification of time, pitch, and note values, a basic level of left/right hand rudimentaries and exercises, and left/right hand techniques.
Further, this course will cover more foundational information such as students will learn about scales (theory and practical use) and ear training. Finally, instructor Shalini will guide individuals in learning how to play simple songs on the Bass and how to compose interesting basslines. The student's choice of simple songs and the student's comfort zone will be considered by the instructor.
About the Instructor: Bangalore based musician Shalini Mohan began her musical journey studying the piano until her passion for music drove her to the bass guitar as well as playing the trumpet. She was awarded a diploma from the London College of Music with a distinction in Popular Vocals along with other high achiever awards in her other courses during her studies. Shalini is also the grand-daughter of T. R. Mahalingam, the extremely well known Carnatic flutist, and has played many Carnatic concerts as a bassist.
Known for being an incredibly versatile performer and session musician, Shalini is highly adept in many styles, including Carnatic Fusion, Funk, Jazz, and Progressive Music. She has had an incredibly varied and exciting career in music, having been part of many different bands. She is currently the bassist and singer of the pop-rock band “Ginny & the Bottle”, part of “St.” the international Carnatic fusion band, Bangalore collective “Moksha All-Stars” and Hindustani jazz project known as “Projekt Maya”. She has also performed with acoustic folk-band “Allegro Fudge” and is a core member of “Lagori”, a folk-rock band from Bangalore.
Shalini also has over 55K+ followers across her social media channels and an incredible 2 million views on her YouTube channel.
By the end of this course, the student will be comfortable with the instrument and will begin to enjoy themselves while playing their favorite music and ability to create music as well. Students will learn how to play simple songs on the Bass and how to compose interesting basslines.
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.
Besides being one of the top musicians and performers in the country, Shalini Mohan has extensive recording experience and has also been teaching for the past 5 years.
Those seeking to enroll will need an Electric Bass of their own along with a pen and paper for notetaking. Knowledge in another melodic instrument is preferable, but it is not mandatory. Before enrolling, students need to ensure they have the time to commit to weekly 45-minute sessions as well as independent practice time to ensure they get the most of their course.