DJLAB (Costa Rica) The Brooklyn Digital Conservatory (NYC) Fodera and ShapeShifter Lab (NYC) are partnering up for a special 10 hour course on the electric bass, jazz theory and using instruments live with Ableton Live on February 18 – 19, 2017.
This course will be taught by Matthew Garrison who is one of the world’s most skilled electric bass players. The son of Jimmy Garrison (John Coltrane’s bassist) and the godson of Jack DeJohnette, Matthew attended Berklee College of Music in Boston on a full scholarship.
Matthew moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1994 and since then has performed, toured and recorded with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Chaka Khan, Pino Daniele, Meshell Ndege Ocello, Joni Mitchell, Whitney Houston, Wayne Shorter, Jack Dejohnette, Steve Coleman, Jim Beard, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Rita Marcotulli, Bill Cosby, Paul Simon, Cassandra Wilson, Wallace Roney, Geri Allen, Gary Thomas, John Mclaughlin, Scott Kinsey, Scott Henderson, The Gil Evans Orchestra, Tito Puente, Mike Gibbs, John Scofield, The Saturday Night Live Band, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny and many others.
In 2012 Matthew opened, alongside his business partner Fortuna Sung, ShapeShifter Lab which is quickly becoming one of the most important and influential music venues in New York. The Brooklyn based venue features performances by the most important artists on the music scene today and has been voted by Time Out New York (2013) as one the best 10 venues in NY, and by Downbeat (2014) as one of the best 160 jazz venues in the world. The space is also a place for audio and video capture, photo shoots, workshops, private events, lessons, art exhibits amongst a variety of other possibilities that can take place within the 4,200 square foot location.
Matthew will discuss his bass technique, jazz theory and show his live set up and how he integrates Ableton Live with his bass.
- Right Hand
- 2, 3 and 4 finger pizzicato
- Left Hand
- Chord & Scale Relationships
- Odd Meters
- Counter Rhythms
- Idea Creation Process
- Motif development
- Improvisation Concepts
- Real Time Composition
- Hardware Matthew uses
- Software Matthew uses
- Concepts behind the use of hardware and software
Discussion on combining all of these topics for production and live performance
To reserve a spot, please feel free to either pay in full or put down a deposit of $150.00. A DEPOSIT MUST BE PAID BY FEBRUARY 9, 2017 TO RESERVE A SPOT IN THE COURSE. Full payment will be due on February 18, 2017. Payment can be made by credit card or PayPal.
For more on the course, visit the Facebook event page