Bass Lines from Motown/Atlantic
Offered - Fall, Spring
Course number - ILBS-215
This course will examine the bass styles of James Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Jerry Jemmott, Chuck Rainey, Willie Weeks, Tommy Cogbill, Bob Babbitt, and David Hood, the bassists for Motown and Atlantic records during the 1960s and 1970s. Students will learn to play the original bass parts to hit songs from this music period. Students will then learn to create and play bass parts using this stylistic vocabulary/rhythm section technique over chord progressions in this style. Emphasis on tone and rhythmic feel will also be covered.
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Prerequisites: ILBS-112 or overall ensemble rating 2
Required of: None
Electable by: Bass principals (electric bass recommended)