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R&B Bass

Learn to play R&B bass in the style of the master players. Expand your bass playing in the
context of a professional, live music performance or recording session.
Bass Performance 101
Study the music of famous electric and acoustic bass players, and learn to create and perform
your own unique bass lines in a variety of different styles.
Jazz Bass
Gain the tools and knowledge you need to improvise jazz bass lines like a seasoned professional.
Learn to play great jazz bass lines, recognize common chord progressions in jazz standards, and
study the work of jazz bass greats like Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, and Christian
McBride.
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Rock Bass
Gain the foundation, technique, and vocabulary necessary to construct and improvise bass lines
in a variety of rock and blues-based music styles.
Slap Bass
Popularized in the 70s with groups such as Sly and the Family Stone, slap bass has become an
essential technique in any electric bassists toolkit. In Slap Bass, you will learn the
fundamentals of playing slap, from traditional to advanced modern techniques, and learn to
construct your own slap lines over original songs.
Gary Burton: Jazz Improvisation
Learn the art of Jazz improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in
the jazz world. Learn different types and styles of compositions from the perspective of the
improviser, and take an in-depth look at how mental, harmonic, and melodic processes contribute
to the instinctive skills that an improviser puts to use when taking a solo.
Basic Improvisation
Learn a step-by-step approach to improvisation that applies to all styles and any instrument.
Develop your solos by studying the riffs and licks of legendary players, and learn to incorporate
the inflexions, feel, and nuances of the masters into your own playing!
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