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Bass III – Jazz Bass

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A continuation of Bass II, for upright and electric bass. Learn a variety of essential techniques for constructing strong jazz bass lines on blues, jazz standards in 4/4 and 3/4, modal tunes, rhythm changes, and ballads. Techniques for soloing are also covered. Perform bass lines in class each week with piano accompaniment provided by the instructor. Recommended for upright and electric bassists interested in participating in the Jazzschool’s ensemble program. Required text: New Method for the Double Bass, Simandl (available at the CJC Bookstore). Prerequisites: Bass II or equivalent. Some ability to read music.

“Glenn Richman is not only a great instructor and musician, he makes the class fun and very enjoyable. His knowledge and experience are amazing.”
— Greg Yim

 



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