Online Certificate in Music and Technology With a Focus On Bass Guitar
Bass Guitar Online Certificate
AIMMs Online Bass Guitar Certificate program, the Online Music and Technology Certificate with a Focus on Bass Guitar, teaches you to perform live and in the studio in a variety of styles, including blues, jazz, rock, fusion, progressive rock, and Latin.
You will take online courses in scales, chords, reading, music theory, performance, music appreciation, music business, and even life skills.
The Certificate program is offered 100% online and contains bass guitar courses designed to provide the student with the necessary education to further their musical and recording, and engineering abilities.
Elevate Your Bass Skills
The Online Music and Technology Certificate program consists of 36 credits that are fully transferable to the Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology Degree.
The Online Certificate in Bass Guitar and Technology consists of courses that are both performance and music theory-based, including detailed theory lessons and playing techniques. Online bass guitar lessons are a core part of the curriculum, ensuring students get a comprehensive understanding of bass lines and bass playing techniques.
Student Success Timeline
The curriculum is designed to provide the intermediate player with the necessary education to further his or her abilities and to facilitate the student’s learning journey in gaining employment in the field.
The Certificate in Music and Technology consists of 36 credits that are fully transferable to the 94-credit Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology Degree.
The certificate program is offered in-person or online and contains in-depth courses designed to provide the student with the necessary education to further their musical and recording, and engineering abilities.
Students select an instrument of concentration in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, or Voice and complete courses specific to that instrument, as well as recording and engineering courses.
The program is designed for the intermediate instrumentalist who also wishes to gain knowledge in the field of recording and engineering in order to open opportunities in today’s ever-changing music industry.
The program can be completed in 9 months (3 quarters) of full-time enrollment, 12 months (4 quarters) of ¾ time, or 18 months (6 quarters) of ½ time enrollment.
Students in good standing will have the option to take AVID Pro Tools Certification Exams upon course completion.
Students in the Certificate in Music and Technology program are not required to complete General Education courses, except for SCI120 Physics of Sound. Students must show proficiency in their instrument of concentration as described in Admissions procedures.
Why Choose Online Bass Guitar Lessons?
The digital age has revolutionized the way we learn, and online bass guitar lessons are no exception. Opting for an online bass education program offers flexibility, allowing students to learn at their own pace and according to their learning style.
With virtual lessons, students can revisit material anytime, ensuring an effective learning process. Moreover, online lessons provide access to a broader roster of teachers from around the world, ensuring you're learning from experienced bass guitar teachers.
Feedback and Community
One of the unique aspects of our online bass guitar program is the emphasis on direct feedback. Our experienced teachers and bass instructors provide constructive feedback in their online courses, ensuring students understand their strengths and areas for improvement.
In addition to their bass lessons, current students can interact with fellow students, fostering a sense of community and a shared learning journey. This interaction often leads to valuable insights, shared resources, and even collaboration opportunities, even for an absolute beginner.
Tailoring Your Learning Pathway
Every bass player is different, and so is their learning journey. Our online bass guitar courses offer various learning pathways and caters to different levels of experience.
Whether you're a beginner looking to establish a solid foundation of knowledge or an intermediate player aiming to refine specific skills, our bass guitar courses have something for everyone. Plus, with access to video lessons, specialized lessons, and detailed theory lessons, students can tailor their education to their specific interests and goals.
Career Opportunities and the Job Market
Upon completing the Online Certificate in Bass Guitar, graduates are equipped with advanced bass skills, making them competitive in the job market. With the foundation of knowledge gained from experienced teachers and bass guitar instructors, students can pursue careers as session musicians, live performers, or even bass guitar teachers themselves.
The quality of instructors ensures that students receive valuable feedback and constructive feedback throughout their learning journey. As the music industry continues to evolve, the demand for advanced bass players and experienced players remains consistent, offering numerous opportunities for those with the right skills and training.
Meet Our Esteemed Bass Guitar Instructors
At the heart of our online certificate in bass guitar is our team of experienced teachers and bass guitar instructors. Our roster of teachers is carefully selected based on their levels of skill, teaching experience, and industry reputation.
Every bass instructor in our program brings a unique set of bass guitar techniques, improvisation techniques, and advanced techniques to the table. They are not just teachers; they are active professionals in the music industry, ensuring that students receive current and relevant instruction.
Our bass lessons are designed to cater to every learning style, ensuring an effective learning process. Whether you're eager to understand the foundation of bass lines, refine your playing techniques, or dive deep into advanced bass skills, our instructors guide you every step of the way.
Furthermore, the quality of instructors ensures that students receive both valuable feedback and constructive feedback on their performance. This personalized touch ensures that students don't just learn but thrive, developing a solid foundation and an in-depth understanding of the instrument.
Our instructors are always available for one-on-one sessions for those with additional questions or seeking more specialized guidance, ensuring that every student's learning journey is tailored to their needs and aspirations.
Certificate in Music and Technology
with a Concentration in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, or Voice
|Introduction to Audio Production I* This course gives the student an introduction to, and a strong foundation in, audio production techniques, including an introduction to analog recording history, physical properties of sound, basic microphone types, recording environments, mono & stereo microphone techniques as well as basic analog signal flow & analog signal processing including equalization and dynamic processing techniques.
|Introduction to Audio Production II*
This course gives the student a more advanced introduction and foundation to audio production techniques including principles of analog & digital audio production and recording and data storage and playback media for digital audio formats. The student will gain an advanced understanding of large format analog console signal flow, time-based processors and an introduction to plug-in processing. Prerequisite: RCD140 Introduction to Audio Production I
|MIDI: Synthesis & Sequencing*
This course is an introduction to the MIDI language, using Ableton Live and Native Instrument’s Komplete Bundle as the vessel of instruction. This course demonstrates core concepts such as the basic MIDI environment, sequencing, sampled-based and synthesis instruments, automation, and final steps for MIDI-based production including mixing and effects processing.
|Music Business* Presenting concepts and practices that cover several areas of the constantly changing music industry. Students will learn about such things as booking, agency contacts, performing rights organizations, copyright and trademark, record label anatomy, artist management agreements, tax information, resume and self-promotion.
|Music Theory Essentials I* This class covers the basic elements of music theory, ear training and notation. Diatonic harmony, major and minor key signatures, triads and 7th chords, scale harmonization, meters, basic rhythmic notation, and chord symbol conventions. Students will practice recognizing fundamental musical elements by ear. Basic keyboard skills will be covered including chords, scales and reading.
|Music Theory Essentials II*
This class focuses on scales, modes and linear structures needed for improvisation and melody. Ear training and dictation of melody and diatonic chord progressions are covered. Advanced notation concepts including form, articulation and syncopated rhythm are included. Harmonic concepts are practiced and reinforced using keyboard. Prerequisite: INT145 Music Theory Essentials I
|Performance I* This course is an interdisciplinary live performance class based on standard introductory level repertoire for R&B, Blues, Rock and Pop styles. Students perform on stage weekly in a live interactive ensemble format with voice and rhythm section instrumentation that emulates professional gigging scenarios. The emphasis is on execution of melody, rhythm, chords, form, and improvisation. Materials such as sheet music, charts, play along tracks, lyrics, video tutorials are provided via Canvas Learning Management System.
This course is an interdisciplinary live performance class based on standard intermediate level repertoire for R&B, Blues, Rock and Pop styles. Students perform on stage weekly in a live interactive ensemble format with voice and rhythm section instrumentation that emulates professional gigging scenarios. The emphasis is on execution of melody, rhythm, chords, form, and improvisation. Materials such as sheet music, charts, play along tracks, lyrics, video tutorials are provided via Canvas Learning Management System.
Prerequisite: INT100 Performance I.
|Physics of Sound*
This course introduces students to the physical nature of music and sound. Waves, sound propagation, harmonic content, the human hearing mechanism and musical instrument tone production are discussed. Psychoacoustics and perception of sound are included
|Pro Tools 101*
This course introduces basic principles a student needs to understand how to complete a Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final delivery, and to take the Avid Pro Tools 101 User Certification exam. Topics include purposes and uses of edit tools, modes, various track and signal clip functions for recording, editing, and importing audio, MIDI, and video used for music and media production. Included with the course textbook are media files for Pro Tools 101 exercises and hands-on projects. Students in good standing will have the opportunity to take the Avid Pro Tools 110 User Certification exam upon course completion.
|Pro Tools 110*
This course builds on the introductory Pro Tools 101 course, evolving basic Pro Tools principles while providing the student with the essential processes needed to complete a Pro Tools project, from initial set up to final mixdown, and to take the Avid Pro Tools 110 User Certification exam. The course teaches intermediate Pro Tools techniques, covering key concepts and skills needed to operate a Pro Tools system. Topics include Hardware I/O setup and routing, Elastic Audio, internal Bus path usages for send/returns, automation, and more. Included with the course textbook are media files for Pro Tools 110 exercises and hands-on projects. Students in good standing will have the opportunity to take the Avid Pro Tools 110 User Certification exam upon course completion. Prerequisite: RCD100 Pro Tools 101
This class focuses on two areas: rhythm reading and note reading. In the rhythm reading section, the students start with eighth note based rhythms in both straight eighth and swing eighth feels. By the end of Level I, the student will be working with complex combinations of triplet and sixteenth note figures. In the note reading section, the students start off with whole note and half note exercises that quickly advance to the complex level of rhythm reading.
This class takes the skills learned from the rhythm and note reading exercises covered in Level I and puts them to work on real bass charts. These bass charts were actually used on gigs. The focus is on understanding form, fingering analysis, and groove. The students will be tested on these charts each week by playing through the charts like they are on a real gig situation. Prerequisite: BAS130 Reading I
|Scales I / Technique I*
Scales I begins with an exploration of currently accepted bass technique; then the major scale is explored in depth including: modes, pentatonic scale, blues scale, arpeggios, and sequences. Students are expected to play regularly, demonstrating not only knowledge of the scales, but also knowledge of how to use those scales to create music.
|Scales II / Technique II*
Scales II explores the melodic minor scale in depth including: Modes, arpeggios, and sequences. The class also explores uses of symmetric scales. Students are expected to play regularly, demonstrating not only knowledge of the scales, but also knowledge of how to use those scales to create music. Prerequisite: BAS120 Scales I
|Certificate in Music and Technology (Online) - Total Credits
To better serve our students, the curriculum is subject to change.
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- Courses 30
- Credit Hours 36 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Currently Enrolling Yes