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Jazz Bass Lines

Overview

Learn what a bassist needs to know in preparation for joining Jazzschool performance ensembles: the essential rhythm section styles, feels and bass lines. You’ll learn how to confidently read down a real book style jazz chart in this hands-on course. Prerequisites: facility on upright or electric bass and some knowledge of jazz harmony.

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 pm
9/19 – 11/28 (10 weeks) no class 11/21
Glenn Richman • $395

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DEPARTMENT: Bass

COURSE TITLE:  Jazz Bass

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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. Prerequisites: intermediate technical facility and some ability to read music.

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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