Online Bass Courses

Our 12-week online bass courses are authored and taught by industry experts and the same renowned instructors that teach at Berklee College of Music's Boston campus.

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Credits transfer to hundreds of other colleges and universities
  • Many Berklee Online courses apply toward certificates and degree programs
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    OPERF-110
    Basic Improvisation
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    Learn an approach to improvisation that applies to all styles and instruments by studying legendary players and finding your own style by learning to develop solos on the fly.
    OBASS-130
    Bass Performance 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    Study the music of famous electric and acoustic bass players, and learn to create and perform your own unique bass lines in a variety of different styles.
    OPERF-312
    Gary Burton: Jazz Improvisation
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the art of jazz improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world.
    OBASS-332
    Jazz Bass
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain the tools you need to improvise jazz bass lines by learning to recognize common chord progressions in standards and studying works by the greats.
    OBASS-333
    R&B Bass
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to play R&B bass in the style of the masters and expand your bass playing in the context of a professional, live music performance or recording session.
    OBASS-231
    Rock Bass
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain the foundation, technique, and vocabulary necessary to construct and improvise bass lines in a variety of rock and blues-based music styles.
    OBASS-234
    Slap Bass
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    With slap bass being an essential electric bass tool, learn the fundamentals of slap from traditional to modern technique and how to build your own slap lines.