MJI ONLINE COURSE:
BUILD WALKING BASS LINES
Bassist, educator, and author Clay Schaub will teach you the essential aspects of bass playing using his book, Build Walking Bass Lines In 14 Days: Jazz & Blues Bass Lines for Upright and Electric Bass, as the text.
Online Class (7 sessions)
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM (CST)
Offered again in 2024
Instructor: Clay Schaub (click for bio)
Cost: $130 for the 7-week course
Upgrade: For an additional $70, you will receive temporary access to a video recording of each class viewable until one week after the course ends. (Temporary video access for a single class session is available for $20 for registrants who did not upgrade. Contact MJI to purchase.)
Description: Bassist, educator, and author Clay Schaub will teach you the essential aspects of bass playing using his book, Build Walking Bass Lines In 14 Days: Jazz & Blues Bass Lines for Upright and Electric Bass, as the text.
This 7-week course is perfect for beginning and intermediate bassists (or even pianists or organists) looking for a methodical approach to improving their ability to create great-sounding bass lines. Topics will include the blues, how to groove, bass line recipes, scales and chords, common progressions, and fundamental rhythms.
Classes are held online via Zoom. Students will generally be on video and unmuted for class discussions and when asking questions. The syllabus shows which pages in the textbook summarize the content of each session, allowing a student to miss a class due to an unavoidable conflict but not fall behind in the course. We encourage participation, discussion, and an interactive class dynamic.
After You Pay: Upon purchase, you'll receive a receipt by email (check your spam/junk folder if you do not receive it). You will receive a link to a short online form to complete your registration. Once the form is completed, you will receive the syllabus for the course. On the day of the first class, you will receive the Zoom link for the course.
Required Textbook for the Course:
Build Walking Bass Lines In 14 Days: Jazz & Blues Bass Lines for Upright and Electric Bass
The book is available on Amazon. Click here to purchase.