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Joocypeach: Tuition

22 Courses in Electric Bass

These courses can be taken in Group, or 1-2 -1 formats.

Group Courses are a weekly format based upon a 90 minute time slot.

1-2-1 tuition can be taken in 30 minute or 1 hour formats.

All Group Courses are of 4 week duration unless otherwise stated.

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1. Foundation Course (10 weeks)

This is a Modular and accelerator learning schedule course. for the absolute beginning 'non' player. The course takes you from novice through to being able to understand the form / structure and techniques and to be able to play simple songs.

2. Intermediate Course (10 weeks)

Further Modular and accelerator learning schedule course. Builds on the Foundation Course and further develops techniques. Gives an in depth look at harmony and theory and provides focus in several areas of playing bringing them into a coherent final focused whole.

3. Intermediate Course II (5 weeks)

This course builds upon the Modular and accelerator learning method and further develops a deeper understanding of the harmony & theory. You will be applying and placing the additional information into the context of songs. This provides the skills to exploit advanced harmony and theory concepts while playing.

4. Groove Class

Live performance workshops. Playing with other instrumentalists in a live band to develop your skills relevant to your chosen instrument.

5. Blues Bass

An introduction to Blues and an explanation of the form and provision of standard Blues bass lines in a Modular context.

6. Blues Bass II

A development of Blues I to enable the player to exploit his / her acquired knowledge and begin to develop their own lines as a maturing artist.

7. Finger Funk

An introduction to Funk with an explanation of form and provision of standard Funk lines.

8. Finger Funk II

A development of Funk to enable you to play in a band context with confidence.

9. Slap Bass for beginners

The fundamentals of Slap Bass and how to get the most out of your Harmony and Theory knowledge, and how to apply it to Slap Bass.

10. Slap Bass II

Further developments of techniques with advanced Bass lines to be mastered.

11. Latin Bass for beginners

Understanding the Clave, playing the Groove and applying in the playing context.

12. Latin Bass II

Developing your groove to enable you to play  advanced Latin Grooves in a band context.

13. Jazz Bass for beginners

An introduction to the basic jazz structures and chord changes and how to play in context. Beginning towards "Solo" playing.

14. Jazz Bass using 'walking' lines

Using the Jazz beginners knowledge and development of it to enable you to play fluid lines in a 'walking' context.

15. Soul Bass playing

Analysis of the harmony and development of the Bass lines using old 'Soul' classics.

16. Rhythm & Blues Bass

An explanation of the fundamentals required to develop your individual 'Voice' in a popular idiom.

17. Rhythm & Blues Bass II

An expansion and development of the fundamentals of R&B using classic songs to contextualise the process.

18. Reggae / Ska Bass

A Basic explanation of the structure and execution of 'standard' Reggae grooves.

19. Fusion Bass

An explanation of the basic varieties of styles that lend  and meld themselves into Fusion. Plus fundamental applications.

20. Fusion Bass II

Further development of the fundamentals - introducing Fusion classics to practice and assimilate and garner the 'feel'.

21. Sight Reading for beginners

Sight reading made simple. Methods provided to accelerate the learning process in a modular schedule with logical progressions.

22. Sight Reading II

A development of the fundamentals to enable the player to gain the maximum fun from the subject.



Dave Putson (Apr 18, 2017)