Joel Gottschalk
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Joel Gottschalk

Joel G.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With my instruction, we'll aim to explore and hopefully master true harmonic and rhythmic support within an ensemble. I will focus deeply on pocket, vibe, accuracy, musicality, non cerebral expression, and most importantly, the art of being an in demand solid-as-a-rock bass player. We will work music theory, warm ups, learn and analyze essential bass lines, bass line composition, learn songs we love and more.

About Joel G.

My biggest asset as a teacher is that i'm also (and probably more importantly) an in demand, working bass player in Los Angeles. I play gigs of all sizes locally and throughout the world and also participate in major network recording sessions for both film and television. Most recently, I played bass on RENT: Live on Fox and also was featured alongside Shaggy and Queen Latifah for The Little Mermaid: Live on ABC. I work in the LA theatre scene in shows of all sizes, make records in different genres, and record and produce music from my home studio. While I thrive on playing non-cerebrally with the blues, roots music, rock n roll, soul, and anything funky - i'm also a great reader and dig the technical approach to playing too. Let's work together and turn you into a truly great player.

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Emily
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In the few months I've been studying with Joel, my bass playing has totally transformed. I had experience as a guitarist, but wanted to delve into the idiosyncrasies of bass playing so I could craft better parts for recording projects. Joel has helped me refine my technique, broaden my understanding of harmony in popular music, and develop a deep, authentic pocket. Now I'm playing bass like a bassist; not a guitarist (there's a big difference)!

Posted Apr 7, 2020
Jeff
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I’m a professional drummer who has been taking bass lessons with Joel for the last year. I’m so grateful to be taking lessons with a professional bassist who is actually working in the industry! He’s a great guy and has a wealth of inside information on what it takes to be a touring and recording bassist. I’d recommend Joel to students of all ages levels. Thank you, Joel!

Posted Apr 7, 2020
Jonathan
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Joel is such an amazing teacher! He knows so much about the bass and has excellent taste in music. I had so much fun learning more about how to groove better and improve my tone. I look forward to more lessons with him in the future!

Posted Apr 7, 2020

Education

Bachelors of Arts - Arts Management w/ Major Emphasis in Music
Sep 1998 - May 2006

University of Arizona

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