Bass Class with DAVE AMBROSIO
The bass has always been the center point of the jazz ensemble. In this bass class, will cover building bass lines from the roots upward, covering all aspects of melody, harmony, and rhythm. We will discover what makes walking bass lines unique from other types of bass lines, while learning different approaches to creating and improvising melodic bass lines that are supportive and strong. Furthermore, we will move beyond the walking bass and more modern concepts of how to open up the music in an ensemble starting from the bass. Check out Dave Ambrosio in action at a recent NYJW concert!
LIVE STREAMING: INTERACTIVE and DYNAMIC WORKSHOPS
When: TUESDAYS at 6:30 pm EST
Fee: $245 per 4 sessions, plus a one time $45.00 registration fee.
Trimester pay option: click here for to learn more about trimester and yearly enrollment for additional savings!
The Bass Class is an interactive experience:
– Get your instrument out and get ready to play.
– You will receive materials in the form of pdf’s, mp3’s, you-tube links etc.
– This includes weekly assignments in balance with your level and the theme of the workshop.
Live streaming offers many benefits. It is an enriching positive communal learning experience. Our faculty is top notch and experienced in the flow of online learning. Above all, we will have fun!
We use Zoom as our streaming program which is free for students to download, shared google docs and email for pdf transfers, shared screen/computer audio for youtube links, iRealPro (optional) and mp3’s. Are you not sure if your equipment setup is sufficient? Let us help you to ensure that you will be ready to participate.
For new students, if you are not sure and would like to try it out a session of the Bass Class, ask for our trial class option ($20).
GENERAL TESTIMONIALS ON THE ONLINE EXPERIENCE
“All of my concerns about having class online were laid to rest once the zoom session with Marc Mommaas started up. All four of us in class could see and hear each other well. Marc provided numerous charts on-screen for us to work with, and we had a metronome and an on-screen backing/practice track that was both visible and easy to hear for extra support. It was as close to having an in-person class as I could imagine. “ – Matt Craddock
“I just had my first video lesson with NYJW on mixed meters and it was the highlight of my week. While I’ve been occupied with how to stock up on supplies and worried dearly about my loved ones, I was able to take an hour and engage with my love of music, engage with an outstanding and passionate teacher, and meet a great musician in Japan. I’m learning, engaged remotely with my community, and – in a very real sense – expanding my world. I cannot recommend virtual music lessons enough. Marc was able to hear my playing clearly and critique my articulation/time. I was introduced to new ideas and given grounding for this new phase in life. Most importantly, the audio and video quality was good. The latency was low enough that I was able to play along with Marc during the example exercises and follow him. For me this was critical in being able to bridge the gap and bring the lesson to life. I strongly encourage anyone to try it out!!” – John Dalto
“I did not realize how much fun it could be to join the online program at the NYJW. My classmate where all online with the instruments and the instructor had charts, a metronome and backing tracks on hand. I learned a lot in just one session!” – MC
“A lesson via zoom was seamless! I was surprised how easy it was to share the material online, play along together w iReal Pro as an ensemble. I walked away with plenty of material to work on – this is a really worthwhile experience” – James Kibbe