Bluegrass Bass (4 week) - Calliope

Fall 2017

Tuesdays, 8:15- 9:45 PM

Bluegrass Bass (4 week)

October 31 through November 21

Instructor: Patricia Imbrogno

This class is for those who are new to or have minimal experience with the upright bass and want to learn the skills needed to provide the soild foundation needed for bluegrass ensembles. We will cover tuning, the importance of rhythm (and how to develop it), left and right hand technique, and patterns for basic bluegrass keys. No experience necessary – just a willingness to learn and an upright bass.

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Bluegrass Bass

Trish Imbrogno is a classical double bassist turned bluegrass picker. Her studies at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music with Jeffrey Turner (Principal Bass, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) provided a strong foundation of technique, rhythm and musicianship, allowing a seamless transition from black tie to cowboy boots. Trish has also studied with Alan Bartram (Del McCoury Band, Travelin’ McCourys), Mike Barber (The Gibson Brothers) and Missy Raines, and has performed folk, bluegrass and roots music across the region since 2009.

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