Jeremy Kurtz-Harris

 

Welcome to the SDSU Bass Studio Home Page.

SDSU Bass Events:

May 3rd, 5pm: Junior Recital by Camellia Aftahi

 

In June, San Diego Bass Fest will be back for the second year!

San Diego Bass Fest is an intense, informative, and exploratory five-day double bass workshop presented by the SDSU Community Music School, that will take place June 21-25, 2017 at the School for Music and Dance at San Diego State University, California. The San Diego Bass Fest aims to energize and unite the bass community in San Diego and will include internationally renowned bassists and educators to provide one-on-one and group instruction to students of all levels and all ages. Program will include private lessons, group technique classes, solo masterclasses, Bass Orchestra, and recitals.

http://www.sandiegobassfest.com/

 

Recordings:

Part of learning an instrument is modeling your playing on that of experts.  One way to do this is listening to recordings and watching videos of outstanding string players.  Since it can be hard to know where to start when building up your own collection of recordings, refer to the SDSU Bass Studio recommendations list on Amazon for suggestions.  In addition, the SDSU Library has a large collection of recordings with bass.  Click here to download a PDF list.

Music Scores:

In addition to the collection of recordings listed above, the SDSU Library maintains a large collection of sheet music of bass solos, technique books, and chamber music.  Here is a list of what is currently in the collection, courtesy of librarian Stephen Savage.

Online Resources:

See the Resource Page for downloads of scales, arpeggios, and play-along tracks.  Visit the Links page for other internet resources.

Videos:

Visit the SDSU Bass Studio Youtube Channel for recommended videos.

For Alexander Technique inspired warm-ups, please see Eileen Troberman's videos from her November 2013 SDSU seminar.

Previous Classes:

We have been fortunate to have many wonderful guest appearances at the SDSU bass studio in recent years. 

Bruce Bransby -- masterclass October 2011

Mark Dresser -- masterclass April 2011

Sam Hager -- masterclass November 2012

Jory Herman -- masterclass March 2012; solo recital April 2014

Diana Gannett -- masterclass May 2014

Barry Green -- masterclass March 2014

Michael Klinghoffer -- masterclass February 2013

Peter Lloyd -- masterclass April 2017

Andres Martin -- masterclass March 2010

Kurt Muroki -- masterclass November 2014

Bertram Turetzky -- masterclass October 2012

Jeffrey Weisner -- masterclass September 2011

Susan Wulff -- masterclass May 2012; February 2014

Ali Yazdanfar -- masterclass March 2016