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Starter Series

with Ari

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Take the HARD out of START!

If you are brand new to the instrument, this is for you. 
If you are feeling unsure, trepidatious, or confident and ready to rock (cuz you are the master of the air bass!) – welcome! 

No matter what age, background or story you bring – you are welcome!

We start from zero, scratch, zip. 

Tuning, holding, basic technique… catch those bad habits before they even form!

I will also prove to you that you have musicality.
That you have a unique voice on the bass waiting to speak. 

I use improv and some pretty whacky and creative methods to allow you to meet your musical self!

What are these groups?

Easy Going Groups are perfect for anyone who:

  • Prefers learning in a group and under Ari’s guidance
  • Enjoys a low-stress, high-results atmosphere
  • Appreciates the powerful bang-for-your-practice-time-buck you get with these groups
  • Loves Ari’s teaching style and wants to do more with her

They are great add-ons to the cohort or other learning activities you may be doing with Ari. This is not true for all live classes, but it is true for this series!

Learning Songs

Learning songs is always fun, but in these groups, we go far beyond just ‘showing you the TAB’ – because, quite frankly, if that is all you do, it is a missed opportunity on so many levels.

Instead, we will not only play the bass line but also:

  • Analyze the song and the bass line
  • Try to understand why the bass line is so effective
  • See if we can figure out how the bass fits into the arrangement
  • Use the song’s particularities so you can “play in the style of”
  • Practice the bass line over other chord changes

Following this process helps you learn way more than just the song – you learn the whys and hows behind effective and proven bass lines. And that is powerful!

How will this help me?

It will open up creative doors, give you confidence and direction. It will give you fresh ideas and starting points and of course puts repertoire under your fingers.

And who doesn’t enjoy looking for the magic behind a great song? You can’t always pinpoint it, but there is a wealth of information waiting for you to discover – if you know where and how to look for it. 

Spend a useful and fun hour on the bass with your buds and Ari!

Which Level is right for me?

Level 1 starts out nice and easy. 
Feel free to join Level 2 if you already have experience walking changes. 

How Live Classes Work

Welcome to Ten Week Live Classes with a small group of peers LIVE on zoom or doozzoo with Ari or a handpicked teacher!

    • Meetings every week for 10 weeks!  
    • Specific practice assignments clearly described. 
    • Each Live Class gets recorded and stays available to the attendees for the duration of the class plus an additional ten weeks afterwards.
    • These classes are highly interactive – practice together with me and hear yourself only as everyone is on mute!  
    • We offer many opportunities to play in front of the group to those who would like to do so. While it is always your choice, we always encourage you to volunteer to present your assignment.
    • You can post written homework to our discussion boards.
    • Our success rate for these groups has been exceptionally high. This is because the group format takes the pressure off and you learn while seeing others work toward the same goal. You are among friends and your teacher is personally coaching you using a streamlined program.  
    • Some of our groups have been together for 40 weeks or longer. The sense of community, encouragement and support is amazing. 
    • All you need is an internet connection, a microphone, and a webcam (many computers have these built in already).  

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