Upright Bass | Online Personalized Lessons

First Name
Sascha
Last Name
Jacobsen
Course Summary

Double Bass Private Lessons are a 1-on-1 custom course that will be attuned to your exact level of musicianship. Instructor, Sascha Jacobsen will work with you to focus on all aspects of good technique and musicianship on the double bass, improve all aspects of technique on the bass, and also ensure that you gain an overall understanding of rhythm, harmony, melody and bass lines, as well as the role of bass in music. Sascha can also explore any style of music that is in your interest, i.e.

Lives In

Berkeley, CA
United States

Course Duration
15 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English, Spanish
Taught On
Google Hangout
Individuals
US$72.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

Profile Picture
Instructor
First Name
Sascha
Last Name
Jacobsen
Number of years of relevant experience
20 Years Experience
From: United States

Course Details

In this course, you will develop your skills on the 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. Sascha will create custom etudes to challenge and engage you and to improve your ear, improvisation, rhythm, and harmonic understanding. You will get to explore in-depth the Overtone Series and how it applies to the Double Bass, and how to achieve infinite variations of color with the bow and also the many varied Pizzicato (finger plucking) techniques that are possible on the upright bass. We will also work on how to achieve perfection in Arco playing and all aspects of playing with the bow (French or German grip).

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.

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 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.

Course Specific Benefits

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. 

Prerequites

You must have a Double bass to practice on. No other prerequisites are required.

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 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section B
Tue 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section C
Wed 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section D
Thu 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section E
Fri 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section F
Sat 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section G
Sun 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
+91-97400-50326 for any questions.

FAQs

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

Additional Resources