The Bass Performance curriculum at California College of Music is designed to develop excellent fretboard technique, a refined sense of groove and rhythmic specificity, the confidence to improvise tasteful walking basslines, and absolute fluency in harmony and theory. Every bass student at CCM emerges as a proficient, adaptable electric bass player, capable of meeting the needs of today’s diverse music industry.Through frequent ensemble performance and personalized private lessons, you’ll develop your abilities as both a supportive band member and a bass soloist. You’ll receive clear instruction in contemporary styles including pop, rock, R&B, jazz, and gospel, preparing you for both live performance and studio recording work. Our world-renowned faculty members will serve you as supportive mentors, guiding you in all aspects of contemporary bass playing including performance, recording, improvisation, and business savvy.
Here at CCM you’ll participate in an engaging hands-on education that constantly challenges you to take your talent to new heights. Our immersive environment directly mirrors the ever-evolving music industry. You’ll learn how to design and manipulate pedal boards and different amplifiers to achieve a variety of great-sounding bass tones. You will explore a diversity of styles, and master the music you’re most passionate about. CCM is the smartest first step on your journey towards becoming a pro bassist.