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MAS101: Jan 5, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on January 5, 2013. Topics discussed include: Creating a well-rounded practice routine, the 7 core competencies of bass study, and key concepts for developing and fine-tuning your plucking and fretting hand technique.

Course Code: MAS101

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MAS102: Jan 5, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on January 5th, 2013. Topics discussed include: Creating a well-rounded practice routine, the 7 core competencies of bass study, and key concepts for developing and fine-tuning your plucking and fretting hand technique.

Course Code: MAS102

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MAS105: Jan 19, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on January 19, 2013. Topics discussed include: Concepts for getting strated with sight-reading, including chart analysis, hand positions & reading 'zones', position shifts, and chart types and differences.

Course Code: MAS105

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MAS106: Jan 19, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on January 19, 2013. Topics discussed include: Concepts for getting strated with sight-reading, including chart analysis, hand positions & reading 'zones', position shifts, and chart types and differences.

Course Code: MAS106

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MAS110: Feb 7, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on February 7, 2013. Topics discussed include: Concepts for getting strated with improvisation, including harmonization, modal theory, static chord improvisation, and key center analysis.

Course Code: MAS110

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MAS111: Feb 7, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on February 7, 2013. Topics discussed include: Concepts for getting strated with improvisation, including harmonization, modal theory, static chord improvisation, and key center analysis.

Course Code: MAS111

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MAS115: Feb 20, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on February 20, 2013. This Masterclass essentially continues where we left off in the Masterclass from February 7th, 2013. Topics discussed include: Review of 2/20/13 concepts, Chord/scale relationships, extracting arpeggio forms from scales, harmonization of triads/7th chords, diatonic chord progressions, key-centered modal improvisation, and basic ear training objectives.

Course Code: MAS115

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MAS116: Feb 20, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on February 20, 2013. This Masterclass essentially continues where we left off in the Masterclass from February 7th, 2013. Topics discussed include: Review of 2/20/13 concepts, Chord/scale relationships, extracting arpeggio forms from scales, harmonization of triads/7th chords, diatonic chord progressions, key-centered modal improvisation, and basic ear training objectives.

Course Code: MAS116

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MAS120: March 7, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on March 7, 2013. Topics discussed include: Fine tuning basic slap techniques and combinations, getting a good slap tone, string muting management, and hybrid slap techniques.

Course Code: MAS120

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MAS121: March 7, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on March 7, 2013. Topics discussed include: Fine tuning basic slap techniques and combinations, getting a good slap tone, string muting management, and hybrid slap techniques.

Course Code: MAS121

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MAS125: March 20, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on March 20, 2013. This was the first in a series of open counseling masterclass sessions in which the attendees were able to ask questions about whatever concepts they were interested in. In this session, topics included: Transcription, scale/chord relationships, scale substitutions over dominant 7 chords, creating interesting bass lines, the compositional process and the basics behind working with a looping pedal.

Course Code: MAS125

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MAS126: March 20, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on March 20, 2013. This was the first in a series of open counseling masterclass sessions in which the attendees were able to ask questions about whatever concepts they were interested in. In this session, topics included: Transcription, scale/chord relationships, scale substitutions over dominant 7 chords, creating interesting bass lines, the compositional process and the basics behind working with a looping pedal.

Course Code: MAS126

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MAS130: April 4, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on 4-4-13, which covered several approaches to improvising over ii-V-I progressions in jazz. Topics discussed include: modal approaches, chordal approaches and chord tone studies, target notes, altering the V chord, the melodic minor scale, and minor pentatonic approaches.

Course Code: MAS130

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MAS131: April 4, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on 4-4-13, which covered several approaches to improvising over ii-V-I progressions in jazz. Topics discussed include: modal approaches, chordal approaches and chord tone studies, target notes, altering the V chord, the melodic minor scale, and minor pentatonic approaches.

Course Code: MAS131

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MAS135: April 25, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on 4-25-13, which combined a question and answer session with a continuation of the ii-V-I progression improvisational approaches discussed in the 4-4-13 masterclass. Includes a recap of the harmonic strategies covered on 4-4-13 and further expands on the concepts of chromatic movement using arpeggio forms and minor pentatonic scales.

Course Code: MAS135

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MAS136: April 25, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on 4-25-13, which combined a question and answer session with a continuation of the ii-V-I progression improvisational approaches discussed in the 4-4-13 masterclass. Includes a recap of the harmonic strategies covered on 4-4-13 and further expands on the concepts of chromatic movement using arpeggio forms and minor pentatonic scales.

Course Code: MAS136

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MAS140: May 15, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on 5-15-13, which covered basic harmonic analysis of tunes. Topics such as key centers, diatonic chord progressions, and related improvisational approaches were discussed and demonstrated. The Miles Davis classic, "Tune Up" was discussed in detail and analyzed in terms of key centers to facilitate a basic improvisational approach using major scales and derived modes.

Course Code: MAS140

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MAS141: May 15, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on 5-15-13, which covered basic harmonic analysis of tunes. Topics such as key centers, diatonic chord progressions, and related improvisational approaches were discussed and demonstrated. The Miles Davis classic, "Tune Up" was discussed in detail and analyzed in terms of key centers to facilitate a basic improvisational approach using major scales and derived modes..

Course Code: MAS141

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MAS145: May 31, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on 5-31-13, which continued our study of basic harmonic analysis of jazz tunes. Topics such as minor key centers, altered tones, altered dominant chords, the harmonic minor scale, and related key center-based approaches were discussed and demonstrated. The Joseph Kosma standard, "Autumn Leaves" was discussed in detail and analyzed in terms of key centers to facilitate a basic improvisational approach using major and minor scales.

Course Code: MAS145

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MAS146: May 31, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on 5-31-13, which continued our study of basic harmonic analysis of jazz tunes. Topics such as minor key centers, altered tones, altered dominant chords, the harmonic minor scale, and related key center-based approaches were discussed and demonstrated. The Joseph Kosma standard, "Autumn Leaves" was discussed in detail and analyzed in terms of key centers to facilitate a basic improvisational approach using major and minor scales.

Course Code: MAS146

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MAS150: June 20, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on 6-20-13, which was a question & answer session. Topics included chording on the bass, 3 and 4 string wide seventh chord forms, basic applied harmonization, voice leading, using rhythmic variety when creating basslines, and improvising over minor chords.

Course Code: MAS150

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MAS151: June 20, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on 6-20-13, which was a question & answer session. Topics included chording on the bass, 3 and 4 string wide seventh chord forms, basic applied harmonization, voice leading, using rhythmic variety when creating basslines, and improvising over minor chords.

Course Code: MAS151

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MAS155: July 15, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on 7-15-13, covering pentatonic substitutions. In this session, the minor pentatonic scale and its derived "modes" are presented and applied to improvisational substitution ideas over major 7, minor 7, and dominant 7 chords. Two subsitution ideas are demonstrated over each chord type, which can be utilized individually or in combination with other phrasing ideas and approaches. A great masterclass for those interested in expanding their improvisational skills over static chords or progressions using familiar shapes and patterns.

Course Code: MAS155

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MAS156: July 15, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on 7-15-13, covering pentatonic substitutions. In this session, the minor pentatonic scale and its derived "modes" are presented and applied to improvisational substitution ideas over major 7, minor 7, and dominant 7 chords. Two subsitution ideas are demonstrated over each chord type, which can be utilized individually or in combination with other phrasing ideas and approaches. A great masterclass for those interested in expanding their improvisational skills over static chords or progressions using familiar shapes and patterns. 

Course Code: MAS156

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MAS160: August 12, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on 8-12-13, recapping and demonstrating pentatonic substitutions over Maj7, Min7, and 7 chords. Discusses the implications of using larger intervals in phrasing, and shows how they can imply more vivid harmonic colors over static chords as compared to modal scales. Also demonstrates the parallels between each individual pentatonic scale fingering and the modes they are 'aligned' with. In this session, the minor pentatonic scale pattern and major pentatonic scale patterns are reviewed. Multiple subsitution ideas are demonstrated over Maj7, Min7, and 7 chords, as well as hybrid combinations. A great review class to follow up MAS155 and MAS166.

Course Code: MAS160

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MAS161: August 12, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on 8-12-13, recapping and demonstrating pentatonic substitutions over Maj7, Min7, and 7 chords. Discusses the implications of using larger intervals in phrasing, and shows how they can imply more vivid harmonic colors over static chords as compared to modal scales. Also demonstrates the parallels between each individual pentatonic scale fingering and the modes they are 'aligned' with. In this session, the minor pentatonic scale pattern and major pentatonic scale patterns are reviewed. Multiple subsitution ideas are demonstrated over Maj7, Min7, and 7 chords, as well as hybrid combinations. A great review class to follow up MAS155 and MAS166.

Course Code: MAS161

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MAS165: September 20, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on 9-20-13, which introduces the melodic minor scale, selected derivative modes, and application in improvisational settings. Also check out AHT311, AHT312, and AHT313 for associated forms and fingerings.

Course Code: MAS165

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MAS166: September 20, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on 9-20-13, which introduces the melodic minor scale, selected derivative modes, and application in improvisational settings. Also check out AHT311, AHT312, and AHT313 for associated forms and fingerings.

Course Code: MAS166

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MAS170: November 22, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on 11-22-13, which was an open counseling session. Topics covered include: Technique exercises for building speed & dexterity, targeting notes using the "trapping" concept in phrasing, and the incorporation of double-stops.

Course Code: MAS170

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MAS171: November 22, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on 11-22-13, which was an open counseling session. Topics covered include: Technique exercises for building speed & dexterity, targeting notes using the "trapping" concept in phrasing, and the incorporation of double-stops.

Course Code: MAS171

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MAS175: December 18, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on 12-18-13, which was an open counseling session. Topics covered include: elements that influence your bass tone and how to get a good tone, basic setup principles including truss rod and saddle height adjustments.

Course Code: MAS175

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MAS176: December 18, 2013 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on 12-18-13, which was an open counseling session. Topics covered include: elements that influence your bass tone and how to get a good tone, basic setup principles including truss rod and saddle height adjustments.

Course Code: MAS176

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MAS180: January 9, 2014 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the online masterclass taught on 1-9-14. Topics include: Chord tone studies, arpeggio inversions, chord tone walking bass exercises, and chord tone improvisational exercises. 

Course Code: MAS180

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MAS181: January 9, 2014 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the online masterclass taught on 1-9-14. Topics include: Chord tone studies, arpeggio inversions, chord tone walking bass exercises, and chord tone improvisational exercises.

Course Code: MAS181

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MAS185: February 20, 2014 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on 2-20-14, which demonstrated examples of exercises that both build technique and control of dynamics. Also offers strategies for developing better groove/timekeeping skills. 

Course Code: MAS185

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MAS186: February 20, 2014 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on 2-20-14, which demonstrated examples of exercises that both build technique and control of dynamics. Also offers strategies for developing better groove/timekeeping skills. 

Course Code: MAS186

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MAS190: April 3, 2014 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on 4-3-14, which was an open counseling session. Chord tone studies were the focus, and several exercises and concepts were demonstrated that applied strategic chord tone placement to both walking bass and improvisational scenarios.  

Course Code: MAS190

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MAS191: April 3, 2014 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on 4-3-14, which was an open counseling session. Chord tone studies were the focus, and several exercises and concepts were demonstrated that applied strategic chord tone placement to both walking bass and improvisational scenarios.

Course Code: MAS191

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MAS195: May 5, 2014 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the Live Online Masterclass on 5-5-14, which was an open counseling session. Discussion was centered around the basic bass recording process, signal chains, amplifer settings, and gear choices for different musical scenarios.   

Course Code: MAS195

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MAS196: May 5, 2014 - Live Online Masterclass (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Live Online Masterclass on 5-5-14, which was an open counseling session. Discussion was centered around the basic bass recording process, signal chains, amplifer settings, and gear choices for different musical scenarios.   

Course Code: MAS196

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