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Jazz Bass

Overview

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.

Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
9/18 – 11/27 (10 weeks) no class 11/20

Glenn Richman • $415

 

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Week 1

F Blues bass lines

Jazz etude in F

Week 2

F Blues bass lines

Jazz etude in F

Duo playing with instructor

Week 3

Rhythm changes bass line

Jazz etude in Bb

Duo playing with instructor

Week 4

Rhythm changes bass line

Jazz etude in Bb

Duo playing with instructor

Week 5

G Blues bass line

Jazz etude in G

Duo playing with instructor

Week 6

Bossa Nova bass line – The Girl From Ipanema

Duo playing with instructor

Week 7

Jazz Waltz bass line – Bluesette

Jazz lead sheet reading

Duo playing with instructor

Week 8

Jazz Waltz bass line – Bluesette

Jazz lead sheet reading

Duo playing with instructor

Week 9

Rhythmic figures for walking bass

Take the A Train bass line

Jazz lead sheet reading

Duo playing with instructor

Week 10

Course review

Jazz lead sheet reading

Duo playing with instructor

 

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.

glennrichman.com

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