MI ONLINE

ONLINE BASS guitar degree

| Program Overview

The MI Online Bass Program is one of our foundational performance programs. Since its inception, the goal of the MI Bass program has been to train bassists on bass guitar theory with the practical, hands-on skills that will allow them to thrive in diverse musical environments. Now you can learn how to play bass guitar online utilizing the best notes and lessons on bass theory with MI’s renowned curriculum from anywhere in the world!

What makes our bass program stand out? First, we have a world-class staff of bass faculty, who have been instructing students how to play bass guitar for years and are all still working in the industry today. This means that students are being taught and getting guidance that is most relevant to being a successful, modern working musician.

Second, our online bass guitar course offers a wide variety of the best lessons and styles to study. These classes will equip you to handle any style of music, from funk, rock, jazz, r&b, and more!

We believe that training in these diverse styles and professional environments allows students to be ready for any job after graduation, whether it’s as a studio session player, a bass teacher, a touring musician, an artist, and beyond!

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

BASS-011 – Bass Technique & Fretboard

BASS-370 – Synth Bass

BASS-014 – Bass Gear Maintenance & Mastery

> VIEW COURSE CATALOG

DEGREE BY THE NUMBERS

From 10 weeks to 3 years, there’s an option for you!

BACHELOR OF ARTS – 12 Quarters

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS – 6 Quarters

CERTIFICATE – 4 Quarters

MI SELECT (Individual Courses) – 10 Weeks

| Program Overview

 

The MI Online Bass Program is one of our foundational performance programs. Since its inception, the goal of the MI Bass program has been to train bassists with the practical, hands-on skills that will allow them to thrive in diverse musical environments and now you can learn how to play bass guitar online utilizing the best lessons with MI’s renowned curriculum from anywhere in the world!

What makes our bass program stand out? First, we have a world-class staff of bass faculty, who have been instructing students how to play bass guitar for years and are all still working in the industry today. This means that students are being taught and getting guidance that is most relevant to being a successful, modern working musician.

Second, our online bass guitar course offers a wide variety of the best lessons and styles to study. These classes will equip you to handle any style of music, from funk, rock, jazz, r&b, and more!

We believe that training in these diverse styles and professional environments allows students to be ready for any job after graduation, whether it’s as a studio session player, a bass teacher, a touring musician, an artist, and beyond!

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

BASS-011 – Bass Technique & Fretboard

BASS-370 – Synth Bass

BASS-014 – Bass Gear Maintenance & Mastery

> VIEW COURSE CATALOG

 

 

DEGREE BY THE NUMBERS

From 10 weeks to 3 years, there’s an option for you!

BACHELOR OF ARTS – 12 Quarters

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS – 6 Quarters

CERTIFICATE – 4 Quarters

MI SELECT (Individual Courses) – 10 Weeks

| The MI Online Difference

| The MI Online Difference

Private Lessons with Instructors

MIO instructors are also successful musicians and working professionals, bringing their experience into the classroom every day. Students have the unique opportunity to have one-hour private lessons with instructors, who can offer more personalized instruction and advice on their classwork and beyond.

IMMERSIVE CURRICULUM

MI Online Bass students will gain exposure to various grooves like rock, funk, shuffles, swing, odd- meter, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, country, and jam-band. They’ll learn fretboard basics covering triads, chords, scales, harmonies and arpeggios along with reading fundamentals for the bass clef, with rhythmic subdivisions, pitch identification, and string positions

Tuition Savings

MIO tuition is 18% cheaper than our on-campus tuition, as the online students do not have access to our Hollywood facilities. Students also save because they will not incur any relocation costs, which means more flexibility and cost savings to work from and build their own home studio.

Learning Community From Anywhere

MI Online students will receive MI’s unique and innovative curriculum taught in an online environment that is designed to be flexible and engaging, and allows students to study, practice, and learn while managing their work and family obligations.

Partnerships

As an MIO student, you become part of a global network of arts, entertainment and educational companies. These partnerships and affiliates can offer students direct access to the music industry and help with their careers after graduation, including but not limited to internships, job placements, gear discounts, and more. Check out our ARTIST & CAREER SERVICES page for more.

Partnerships

As an MIO student, you become part of a global network of arts, entertainment and educational companies. These partnerships and affiliates can offer students direct access to the music industry and help with their careers after graduation, including but not limited to internships, job placements, gear discounts, and more.

Check out our ARTIST & CAREER SERVICES page for more.

Tuition Savings

MIO tuition is 18% cheaper than our on-campus tuition, as the online students do not have access to our Hollywood facilities. Students also save because they will not incur any relocation costs, which means more flexibility and cost savings to work from and build their own home studio.

Learning Community from Anywhere

MI Online students will receive MI’s unique and innovative curriculum taught in an online environment that is designed to be flexible and engaging, and allows students to study, practice, and learn while managing their work and family obligations.

We understand that it is important and beneficial for MIO students to feel like they are part of a learning community. The MIO learning methodology includes students taking part in discussions with their peers each week and critiquing the classmate’s performance. Additionally, students may be placed in groups to collaborate on group projects.

Private Lessons with Instructors

MIO instructors are also successful musicians and working professionals, bringing their experience into the classroom every day. Students have the unique opportunity to have one-hour private lessons with instructors, who can offer more personalized instruction and advice on their classwork and beyond.

Immersive Curriculum

MI Online Bass students will be taught by industry experienced instructors, where they’ll learn how to demonstrate stylistic depth and professional competence in preparation for careers in today’s music industry. Some highlights include:

  • Exposure to various grooves like rock, funk, shuffles, swing, odd- meter, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, country, and jam-band
  • Fretboard basics covering triads, chords, scales, harmonies and arpeggios
  • Reading fundamentals for the bass clef, with rhythmic subdivisions, pitch identification, and string positions

| Faculty

Musicians Institute hosts a highly skilled faculty with extensive experience in the world of contemporary music.

| Faculty

Musicians Institute hosts a highly skilled faculty with extensive experience in the world of contemporary music.

| Alumni Success Stories

| Alumni Success Stories

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

“The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered.”

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

“The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered.”

Derek Keota Best Engineered Album Grammy Nomination

AUDIO ENGINEERIG PROGRAM

“To say MI has been a life-changing experience would be an understatement.”

NICOLE ROW /

Incubus, Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

“The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered.”

MATT MCJUNKINS /

A Perfect Circle

BASS PROGRAM

“Being around other people that are doing the same [things] that you wanted to do, I think is very helpful, very inspiring.”

JUAN ALDERETE /

Mars Volta, Racer X

BASS PROGRAM

“If you had a love for music, what would you do? Submerge yourself in it.”

International Students

International students make up nearly one-fourth of MI’s total student population, representing more than 50 countries throughout the world. The International Student Office is dedicated to making the transition from each student’s home country to MI’s Hollywood campus as smooth and easy as possible.

| CAREER OPTIONS

| CAREER OPTIONS

“What can I do with a degree in Bass Performance?”

Following in the non-traditional spirit of MI, graduates with a degree in Bass have found careers in diverse settings across the music industry. We strive to prepare graduates for any opportunities that arise in music, like:

> PERFORMER

As a bassist, you can perform as a solo artist or as part of a band.

> ACCOMPANIST (STUDIO OR LIVE)

Accompanists typically play instruments like piano, guitar, or bass and support and collaborate with vocalists, dancers, theater performers, and other creative artists.

> ARRANGER

An arranger takes compositions and alters the melody, harmony, and tempos to change the tone and style of the original piece.

> SONGWRITER

Songwriters specialize in writing the melodies, harmonies and lyrical elements for a specific instrument or part of a song. They can be the artist behind the song, or write for other artists to use.

> MUSIC SUPERVISOR

The music supervisor is the head of the music department on a film or television show, overseeing song placement and licensing music for the production.

> TRANSCRIBER

Transcribers might work with a composer to notate the notes, arrangement, and pitch of a previously unwritten song or score.

“What can I do with a degree in Bass Performance?”

Following in the non-traditional spirit of MI, graduates with a degree in Bass have found careers in diverse settings across the music industry. We strive to prepare graduates for any opportunities that arise in music, like:

> PERFORMER

As a bassist, you can perform as a solo artist or as part of a band.

> ACCOMPANIST (STUDIO OR LIVE)

Accompanists typically play instruments like piano, guitar, or bass and support and collaborate with vocalists, dancers, theater performers, and other creative artists.

> ARRANGER

An arranger takes compositions and alters the melody, harmony, and tempos to change the tone and style of the original piece.

> SONGWRITER

Songwriters specialize in writing the melodies, harmonies and lyrical elements for a specific instrument or part of a song. They can be the artist behind the song, or write for other artists to use.

> MUSIC SUPERVISOR

The music supervisor is the head of the music department on a film or television show, overseeing song placement and licensing music for the production.

> TRANSCRIBER

Transcribers might work with a composer to notate the notes, arrangement, and pitch of a previously unwritten song or score.

i CAREER development

i CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Artist & Career Services

Artist & Career Services (ACS) is an extensive resource center designed to offer students and alumni active professional & personal development to succeed in today’s competitive entertainment industry.

ACS provides help in career development like resume building, workshops, industry mentors, discounted gear, internships and more.

i SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

i FINANCIAL AID

Don’t let finances get in the way of your dreams. MI has a range of scholarships available for incoming students of all kinds. Scholarships available to Bass students include:

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MUSICIANSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Musicianship Scholarships are available to new and current instrumental students enrolling in the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Composition, Associate of Arts, or Certificate in Performance Programs.

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SCHECTER MICHAEL ANTHONY BASS SCHOLARSHIP

The Schecter Michael Anthony Bass Scholarship (sponsored by Schecter Guitars) was created to directly encourage and support the educational growth of bass program students at Musicians Institute at the AA or B.M. level.

Ready to start your Bass journey?

Ready to start your Bass journey?

The first step in applying to our on-ground or online program is to complete an Application for Admission, and get started with the best music college!

The first step in applying to our on-ground or online program is to complete an Application for Admission, and get started with the best music college!

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Want to study Bass in Hollywood? You can enroll in our on-campus Bass program in the heart of the music industry!

i UPCOMING EVENTS

i upcoming events

ON-CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE

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Find out for yourself why
thousands of musicians from all
over the world have made MI the
launching pad for their careers.

MIO INFO SESSION

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Meet the MI Online team as they
guide you through the MIO
platform, the diverse program
offerings, and the steps needed to
apply.

FINANCING YOUR
EDUCATION

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You’ll learn about everything from
an overview of the financial aid process,
to key documents you’ll encounter,
and different funding sources that
can help you manage costs.

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

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