Get a personal masterclass from one of the world’s top bassists. Master some of the main feels you'll encounter playing electric jazz bass and learn how to build basslines like a pro.
Over 30 video-lessons with play along tracks. Led by Bruce Gertz, award-winning bass player and educator, and a professor with Berklee College of Music.Instrument Bass
Award-wining bassist and educator Bruce Gertz (Berklee) teaches you how to build bass lines and master the major feels you'll encounter on electric jazz bass.
This course includes 2 "challenge assignments" for you to complete. Each challenge comes with personal 1-2-1 feedback and support from Bruce so you know exactly what to do next to improve.
In this course, Bruce starts with a recap of the basics, introducing you to how he teaches key concepts of pulse & time. He then moves on to demonstarting the major feels you'll encounter as an electric jazz bassist including:
Bruce then looks in detail at key articulation techniques that will make your playing sound authentic and professional, including pull-offs, double pull-offs, ghost notes, pickup notes, skips and drops.
You'll then learn how a pro builds a bass line, bringing together harmony, groove and time-feel. Bruce explains 8 different approaches to creating a bass line, demonstrated over 5 sample chord progressions.
The course includes play along tunes for each of the 5 chord progressions. Also, this couse on MusicGurus.com allows you to slow-down and loop any part of the lesson so you can easily learn and copy what Bruce plays.
Please note this course was originally published as a DVD and converted from this format - it is therefore in Standard Definition quality.
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