JAZZ DOUBLE BASS

FOUNDATION COURSE

One-to-one double bass classes, jazz ensemble workshops from the trio to the combo-orchestra, Jazz Harmony, Jazz Ear training and Complementary Piano entirely based on the jazz repertoire, Music Technology for the computer pre-production of the student’s original projects.

Duration 3 years

Frequency Lessons of 50 minutes/weekly or fortnightly

Where Rome

Language Italian/English

Intensive foundation course in Jazz Double Bass, preparing to the admission to first cycle academic courses. The pre-academic course has a duration ranging from 1 to 3 years, depending on the student’s entry level and study ability.

Skills are acquired in the following areas:

  • Lezioni individuali di contrabbasso jazz One-to-one jazz double bass classes, with a teacher chosen by the student to acquire technical mastery of the instrument both with the bow and fingers, developing seventh chords, harmonization and major and minor scale modes, construction of bass lines using 4-voice chords, chromatic and diatonic approaches, dim7 chords, aug7, maj7#5, maj6, min6, sus4, min(maj7), the blues, the AABA form, the minor blues and the improvisation using major pentatonic, minor and blues scales.
  • Jazz ensembles from the trio to the quintet up to the big band, directed by professional jazz players, to practice the American, Italian and international jazz repertoire both in the classrooms and live on a stage.
  • Jazz piano study, jazz standards reading with theme and melody, accompanying rhythmic patterns, walking bass.
  • Contemporary jazz harmony from the basics to 5-voice spread voicings, with tensions and alterations, drops, altered scales, modal exchanges and melodies harmonization techniques.
  • Jazz Ear training it will lead each student to be able to transcribe melodies, chord progressions and rhythmic patterns taken from jazz standards, up to develop the ability to transcribe a jazz mini-song, without the aid of instruments.
  • The student will acquire full mastery in the professional use of music production state-of the-art softwares in the recording industry state-of-the-art recording industry.

Once you have successfully completed the last pre-academic level of your main instrument or vocals you automatically access the three-year first cycle academic diploma (aut. Ministry of Education, University and Research)

The first cycle academic courses prepare for the professions of:

  • jazz artist and band leader of original projects
  • jazz double bass player for live performance and recording session
  • arranger for small, medium and large ensembles
  • music producer
  • music author for sonorizations and music applied to images

The Pre-academic Courses do not start from scratches, they assume a previous practice on the instrument of two to three years the least.

It is possible to access the first year of the course or to enter directly the second or third pre-academic year. It is possible to access the first year of the course or to enter directly the second or third pre-academic year. For each subject the student will be admitted to the most appropriate level based on the admission tests: for instance, it is possible to be admitted to the 3rd level of double bass, the second level of harmony and the first level of ear training, according to the student’s entry knowledge. Each subject will therefore follow its own path at its own level.

Admission tests are usually held in June and, for places remaining available, in September. International students can sit the admission tests online from February of the previous year until June the latest.

  1. Jazz double bass test, performance of one or more pieces / exercises chosen by the student, further information requested by the Commission (go to “Admission requirements and study plan” below to find out in detail the tests required for vocal technique and repertoire)
  2. Jazz harmony test, see mock test for access to the 2nd and 3rd level
  3. Ear training test, see mock test for access to the 2nd and 3rd level
  4. Aptitude test and motivational interview

The pre-academic course includes the choice between 4 different methods of attendance:

  • Ordinary Attendance:Weekly attendance, 6 to 10 hours of classes concentrated in 2-4 days every week. It allows a step-by-step guided learning, with constant verifications of one’s own progress. It requires an average study commitment of 6 hours per day. Some subjects are available both in presence and entirely online.
  • Long-distance attendance: 6 to 8 hours of classes concentrated on Saturdays, one week in presence and one week online, the long-distance pre-academic course represents the ideal choice for students from all over Italy or who do not reside in Rome or nearby. It is also anexcellent solution for working students. The long-distance mode with Saturday classes is scheduled for the pre-academic course only..
  • Teen Music Academy Attendance: Optimized for high school students, with a customized study path that engages 1 or 2 afternoons a week, with the aim of accessing academic courses upon reaching the high school diploma. In cases of particular ability and talent, it is possible to be admitted to the academic courses even before the high school diploma achievement. Some subjects are available both in presence and entirely online.
  • Distance Learning: Carried out entirely online, for students from all over the world.

Gabriele Curciotti

Gianluca Podio

Adriano Melchiorre

Cristina Carlini

SAINT LOUIS JAZZ PLAYLIST

FORM

INSIGHTS

The pre-academic course includes the choice between 4 different methods of attendance:

  • Ordinary Attendance:Weekly attendance, 6 to 10 hours of classes concentrated in 2-4 days every week. It allows a step-by-step guided learning, with constant verifications of one’s own progress. It requires an average study commitment of 6 hours per day. Some subjects are available both in presence and entirely online.
  • Long-distance attendance: 6 to 8 hours of classes concentrated on Saturdays, one week in presence and one week online, the long-distance pre-academic course represents the ideal choice for students from all over Italy or who do not reside in Rome or nearby. It is also anexcellent solution for working students. The long-distance mode with Saturday classes is scheduled for the pre-academic course only..
  • Teen Music Academy Attendance: Optimized for high school students, with a customized study path that engages 1 or 2 afternoons a week, with the aim of accessing academic courses upon reaching the high school diploma. In cases of particular ability and talent, it is possible to be admitted to the academic courses even before the high school diploma achievement. Some subjects are available both in presence and entirely online.
  • Distance Learning: Carried out entirely online, for students from all over the world.

INSIGHTS

The pre-academic course includes the choice between 4 different methods of attendance:

  • Weekly attendance, from 6 to 10 hours of lessons concentrated in 2-4 days every week. It allows a guided learning following the students step by step, with constant tests and checks on the students progress. It requires an average study effort of 6 hours per day

  • Online attendance, the delivery of the course is carried out entirely online.

INSIGHTS

The pre-academic course includes the choice between 4 different methods of attendance:

  • Ordinary Attendance:Weekly attendance, 6 to 10 hours of classes concentrated in 2-4 days every week. It allows a step-by-step guided learning, with constant verifications of one’s own progress. It requires an average study commitment of 6 hours per day. Some subjects are available both in presence and entirely online.
  • Long-distance attendance: 6 to 8 hours of classes concentrated on Saturdays, one week in presence and one week online, the long-distance pre-academic course represents the ideal choice for students from all over Italy or who do not reside in Rome or nearby. It is also anexcellent solution for working students. The long-distance mode with Saturday classes is scheduled for the pre-academic course only..
  • Teen Music Academy Attendance: Optimized for high school students, with a customized study path that engages 1 or 2 afternoons a week, with the aim of accessing academic courses upon reaching the high school diploma. In cases of particular ability and talent, it is possible to be admitted to the academic courses even before the high school diploma achievement. Some subjects are available both in presence and entirely online.
  • Distance Learning: Carried out entirely online, for students from all over the world.

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