FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. “I can’t read music. Does that mean
I can’t attend the Bass BootCamp?”
ANSWER: No. It isn’t necessary to read music
to take part in the Bass BootCamp. In fact, one of the workshops,
“Conquering Your Musical Fears,” is designed to
help bass players become better sight readers.
2. “I’m a beginner. Is the Bass BootCamp
suitable for me?”
ANSWER: The Bass BootCamp is very
valuable for beginners. The up close and personal instruction
will help beginning players receive the RIGHT information
at the most important phase of their learning journey.
3. “I’ve been playing for a few years,
but now I feel like I’m stuck in a rut. Can the Bass
BootCamp help me?"
ANSWER: Everyone reaches a plateau in their playing
– a time when they feel they’ve stopped growing.
The exposure to instructors, who have conquered their own
plateaus and who are now willing to share their ideas, will
jumpstart you on the path to renewed development.
4. “How much does it cost to attend the Bass
ANSWER: The fee is $449 - Early Registration (through August 31), $499 - Regular Registration (September 1 to December 31), and $549 - Late Registration (after December 31). Price includes tuition for master classes, workshops, night owl sessions, jam session, Meet and Greet Reception, and closing ceremony. Fee does not include meals or lodging. Additional fees apply for concerts and private lessons.
5. "What’s the schedule of the event?"
ANSWER: Since we want the students to have a comprehensive rich experience, we have designed an intense weekend of instruction.
Friday - 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday – 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
There are also optional Night Owl Classes on Friday and Saturday night beginning at midnight.
6. “Besides the master classes and workshops, are there any other activities?”
ANSWER: Bass BootCamp offers various activities that create a bonding experience with your fellow bassists including: Meet and Greet with the Instructors, Bass BootCamp Jam Session (Saturday night), Closing Ceremony Showcase, and more. Instructors are also available for private lessons during the Bass BootCamp.
7. “I have several basses. Which one should
ANSWER: We recommend you bring the instrument you’re
most comfortable on. This will enable you to grasp the information
without the instrument getting in the way. However, if your
highest priority learning needs are specific to a particular
instrument, (for example, improving your intonation on a fretless
bass or playing chords on a six string bass) bring that bass.
8. “What else should I bring to the Bass BootCamp?”
ANSWER: In addition to your bass, please bring the
following: Cable, Music notebook, Tuner, Audio recorder (optional)
Note: Video taping of classes will not be allowed.
9. “Where is the Bass BootCamp
ANSWER: The Bass BootCamp is being held in the Philadelphia, PA. The host hotel of the BBC is the Crowne Plaza West, located at: 4010 City Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131.
10. “I can’t get away the entire weekend.
Can I still participate in the Bass BootCamp?”
ANSWER: Yes. While we do realize that some players
may not be able to participate all three days of the camp,
we strongly encourage you to attend the entire camp to get
the most out of your Bass BootCamp experience. Please contact
us for more information.
11. “Is it too late to register?”
ANSWER: To keep the instruction up close and personal, we limit the number of students. Once registration is closed, notice will be put up on the website. However, we are accepting applications until such notice is posted. You reserve your space when you register online or by calling 484-469-8480.
You Ready To Go The Distance?