ArtistWorks, the first collaborative, global learning community comprised of master musicians and ambitious amateurs, announces the June 29th launch of the online, interactive Bass Super School featuring the Rock & Pop Bass School with GRAMMY award-winning Rock/Pop/R&B bassist Nathan East (Eric Clapton/Stevie Wonder/Fourplay), the Jazz Bass School from GRAMMY award-winning Jazz bassist John Patitucci (Chick Corea/Herbie Hancock/Sting) and the Bluegrass Bass School from 7-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award-winner, Missy Raines. The new ArtistWorks Bass Campus offers the everyday bass player unprecedented access to a “triple threat” of the world’s top bass players in three distinctly different musical genres and playing styles.
The Bass Campus utilizes ArtistWorks’ revolutionary Video Exchange Accelerated Learning Platform which enables members to film streaming video lessons at their own pace and then submit practice videos directly to their teaching artist for their feedback. Each submission is reviewed and responded to by the artist via video providing instruction on how the student can improve. These “Video Exchanges” are made available to the entire online community, creating a virtual classroom with an ever-evolving curriculum.
Nathan East is one of the most recorded contemporary bassists of all time, and has received a range of awards including: The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors most prestigious Ivor Novello Award; Most Valuable Player (bass category) at the International Rock Awards; three time Bassist of the Year at the U.S. National Smooth Jazz Awards; National Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) MVP; as well as ASCAP Awards for most performed work. In 2007, Nathan was honored awarded a Congressional Record for his contribution to the worldwide music community. -[Excerpt | Jazz News]-
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