REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
What: Bass Improvisation, Vol. 1 – A 6 week course taught by Adam Nitti
When: This class meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 7pm-8:30pm, and runs from September 21, 2011 through October 26, 2011. ***Pre-registration required to attend. See payment/registration link below.
Location: MusicDojo Nashville, 1226 Lakeview Drive, Ste. F, Franklin, TN 37067
Course Description: Bass Improvisation Vol. 1:
A first level course for bass players interested in learning how to improvise over chord progressions, and tunes. These lessons focus on the relationships between scales, chords, and key centers, and provide a foundational approach for analyzing and playing over changes, utilizing components of jazz theory and harmony blended with other styles and approaches to phrasing. Major and minor scale-derived harmonic concepts and key components are utilized and put into practice through ‘hands-on’ improvisational exercises. Some common and traditional chord progressions are demonstrated and exercised. Also covers elementary tune analysis and improvising through key centers. Recommended for any player interested in learning how to improvise in any style.
Topics covered include:
Basic Ear Training
Relationships Between Scales and Chords
Modes of the Major Scale and Their Application
Harmonization of the Major Scale
Chord Forms and Arpeggio Forms
Improvising Over Static Chords, Key Centers, and Complete Tunes
Space is very limited, so be sure to register soon! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
BASSIST/SOLO ARTIST NORM STOCKTON
Bassist/solo artist/clinician Norm Stockton travels extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan. He has been profiled in Bass Player magazine (12/95 & 2/10) and is recognized by many as one of the premier bassists today. Since 2006, he has been the touring and recording bassist with chart-topping worship artist (and former Steve Perry guitarist) Lincoln Brewster.
As a solo artist, he has released two instrumental projects that have garnered widespread acclaim from around the globe. His recently-released 2nd solo project, Tea In The Typhoon, features stellar guest artists John Patitucci, Gregg Bissonette, Lincoln Brewster, Michael Manring, Etienne Mbappe and more, and further affirms Norm’s reputation as a world-class bassist and composer.
Norm is also known internationally as a bass educator and clinician. His bass instructional DVD series, Grooving for Heaven (distributed by Alfred Publishing), has sold extensively in the United States and abroad. He has conducted master classes or is adjunct faculty at Biola University, The Los Angeles Music Academy, Tech Music School London, MusicDojo.com and more. He also serves as the bass columnist for Christian Musician magazine.
Norm will be performing some of his tunes and also sharing his educational perspectives and philosophy of musicianship in various settings. Seating is VERY limited for this exclusive event, so be sure to reserve your space immediately! Tickets are available for $15 and are available for pre-purchase only in order secure seating.