1. “I can’t read music. Does that mean I can’t attend the Bass BootCamp?”
No. It isn’t necessary to read music to take part in the Bass BootCamp. In fact, one of the workshops, “Conquering Your Musical Fears,” is designed to help bass players become better sight readers.
2. “I’m a beginner. Is the Bass BootCamp suitable for me?”
The Bass BootCamp is very valuable for beginners. The up close and personal instruction will help beginning players receive the RIGHT information at the most important phase of their learning journey.
3. “I’ve been playing for a few years, but now I feel like I’m stuck in a rut. Can the Bass BootCamp help me?”
Everyone reaches a plateau in their playing – a time when they feel they’ve stopped growing. The exposure to instructors, who have conquered their own plateaus and who are now willing to share their ideas, will jumpstart you on the path to renewed development.
4. “How much does it cost to attend the Bass BootCamp?”
Tuition ranges from $449 (early registration) to $549 (late registration) with a standard registration price of $499. Price includes tuition for master classes, workshops, night owl sessions, jam session, Meet and Greet Reception, and closing ceremony. Fee does not include meals or lodging. Additional fees apply for concerts and private lessons.
5. “What’s the schedule of the event?”
Since we want the students to have a comprehensive rich experience, we have designed an intense weekend of instruction:
Friday – 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday – 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday – 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
There are also optional Night Owl Classes on Friday and Saturday night beginning at midnight.
6. “Besides the master classes and workshops, are there any other activities?”
Bass BootCamp offers various activities that create a bonding experience with your fellow bassists including: Meet and Greet with the Instructors, Bass BootCamp Jam Session (Saturday night), Closing Ceremony, and more. Instructors are also available for private lessons during the Bass BootCamp.
7. “I have several basses. Which one should I bring?”
We recommend you bring the instrument you’re most comfortable on. This will enable you to grasp the information without the instrument getting in the way. However, if your highest priority learning needs are specific to a particular instrument, (for example, improving your intonation on a fretless bass or playing chords on a six string bass) bring that bass.
8. “What else should I bring to the Bass BootCamp?”
In addition to your bass, please bring the following: cable, music notebook, tuner, audio recorder (optional). Note: Video taping of classes will not be allowed.
9. “Where is the Bass BootCamp held?”
Bass BootCamp is being held in Philadelphia. The host hotel of the BBC is the Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue, located at: 4010 City Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131.
10. “I can’t get away the entire weekend. Can I still participate in the Bass BootCamp?”
Yes. While we do realize that some players may not be able to participate all three days of the camp, we strongly encourage you to attend the entire camp to get the most out of your Bass BootCamp experience. Please contact us for more information.
11. “Is it too late to register?”
To keep the instruction up close and personal, we limit the number of students. Once registration is closed, notice will be put up on the website. However, we are accepting applications until such notice is posted. You reserve your space when you register online or by calling 484-469-8480.