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Bass Certificate Program in Atlanta, Georgia

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Learn the secrets of rock performance, jazz performance, improvisational soloing, latin styles, studio recording, and secrets of the music business in AIMM's bass program.

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Atlanta Institute of Music and Technology

Atlanta Institute of Music and Media now offers an Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology with a focus on either Drums, Bass, Guitar, or Keyboard in addition to its existing vocational programs.

Bass Certificate Program


Our Mission
Atlanta, Georgia Bass School

Atlanta Institute of Music and Media provides the non-beginning Bass student with the instructional environment necessary to develop his/her musical talents and acquire the skills to become one of today's professional bassists.

The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media's Bass curriculum accomplishes this through class and private instruction, audio and video computer lab instruction, and live clinics featuring today's most well-known and innovative Bassists and music industry professionals.

The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media's Bass programs are taught by professionals whose work experience, certification and/or music degrees give each instructor the necessary background to teach the demanding curriculum.

It is the belief of the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media that music is the universal language and therefore welcomes students from diverse backgrounds.

The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media serves students without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age or religion.

Bass Certificate Program Description

The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media’s Bass Certification Program is a one-year certificate program for non-beginning bass players.

It teaches graduates to perform live and in the studio in a variety of styles including blues, jazz, rock, fusion, progressive rock and Latin. Students take courses in scales, chords, reading, music theory, performance, music appreciation, music business and life skills.

The degree is designed to give graduates all the skills necessary to be successful in the music industry including an in-depth know of musical structure, performance styles and the business of music.

The program can be completed as a full-time student in one year or four levels of instruction. Students may also choose to complete the program as a part-time student.

Program Curriculum
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LEVEL 1

Course Number Course Title Credits
BAS 010   Blues and R&B Performance Counseling
1
BAS 012   Early Rock Performance Counseling
1
BAS 120   Scales I
1.5
BAS 130   Reading I
1.5
BAS 140   Styles I
1
BAS 910   Private Lesson
0.5
INT 105   Skills Lab
0
INT 134   Music Appreciation
1
INT 145   Music Theory Essentials I
3
INT 150   Pop Performance I
1
INT 160   Blues and R&B Performance
1
INT 170   Early Rock Performance
1
Required Credit Hours 15

LEVEL 2

Course Number Course Title Credits
BAS 020   Modal Jazz Performance Counseling
1
BAS 022   Classic Rock Performance Counseling
1
BAS 220   Scales II
1.5
BAS 230   Reading II
1.5
BAS 240   Styles II
1
BAS 920   Private Lesson
0.5
INT 245   Music Theory Essentials II
3
INT 250   Pop Performance II
1
INT 260   Modal Jazz Performance
1
INT 270   Classic Rock Performance
1
INT 280   Studio Performance II
1
Required Credit Hours 13.5

LEVEL 3

Course Number Course Title Credits
BAS 030   Jazz Standards Performance Counseling
1
BAS 032   80s & 90s Rock Performance Counseling
1
BAS 320   Scales III
1.5
BAS 330   Reading III
1.5
BAS 340   Styles III
1
BAS 930   Private Lesson
0.5
INT 345   Music Theory Essentials III
3
INT 350   Pop Performance III
1
INT 360   Jazz Standards Performance
1
INT 370   80s & 90s Rock Performance
1
INT 380   Studio Performance III
1
Required Credit Hours 13.5

LEVEL 4

Course Number Course Title Credits
BAS 040   Fusion Performance Counseling
1
BAS 042   Progressive Rock Performance Counseling
1
BAS 420   Scales IV
1.5
BAS 430   Reading IV
1.5
BAS 440   Styles IV
1.5
BAS 445   Latin
1.5
BAS 940   Private Lesson
0.5
INT 445   Music Theory Essentials IV
3
INT 450   Pop Performance IV
1
INT 460   Fusion Performance
1.5
INT 470   Progressive Rock Performance
1.5
INT 480   Studio Performance IV
1
INT 495   Music Business
1
Required Credit Hours 17.5
Bass—Total Required Credit Hours 58

To better serve our students, curriculum is subject to change.
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