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Beginning Bass


Learn the fundamentals of bass technique, applicable to all styles of music. Topics include:

• – Tuning
• – Getting a good sound
• – Left and right hand technique
• – Familiarity with the fingerboard
• – Music reading fundamentals
• – Introduction to walking bass lines, bossa nova, jazz waltzes and ballads
• – Equipment (basses, strings, amps)
Open to electric and upright bassists. This course serves as a preparation for the Jazz Bass course. Prerequisites: none. Students must bring a bass to class.
Thursdays 4:45 – 6:15 pm
4/6 – 6/8 (10 weeks)
Glenn Richman • $395


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Glenn Richman (bass)

Mannes School of Music (1 yr); Berklee College of Music (2 yrs). Advisor, Jazzschool Bass Program; student of Buster Williams, George Mraz and Mike Longo; performed with Bobby Hutcherson, Jon Hendricks, Dave Liebman, Chet Baker, Benny Green, Dakota Staton, Chris Connor, Tom Harrell, Eddie Henderson, John Hicks, Mike Clark, Jack Wilkins, Billy Hart, Larry Willis, George Coleman and Mickey Roker; faculty, Brubeck Institute, UC Berkeley and Chabot College.


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