KCBASS 2020 BASSISTS 4 BASSISTS Online version July 7th-11th
A online Bassworkshop for all levels and styes of music Double Bass and Electric
Tuition is Free (donation suggested). Please if you are able to pay the suggested amount please do so and if not then any amount is helpful. You may also just donate at a later time when a financial crisis is past. A Majority of the faculty are donating their time and art to raise money for those bassists that are financially hit hardest by the pandemic. The Bass family pays it forward. Please read more about the mission of KCBass and International Society of Bassists. All Classes are Central Standard Time 9 AM- 4PM with Most Live Streaming Concerts times will be posted at
and our Facebook page KCBASSFEST.
Your requirement:home internet connection speed is the most important aspect of you getting the most out of the online experience. The ability to record video of you playing is also imperative. If these two things are an issue please consider just joining us for the Bass observer portion.All other classes will require your bass in good working order and other possible items (music stand, tuner, books). There will be an update on the website to help prevent any technical problems. See KcBAssworkshop.com for more tips. The requirements for advanced classes are higher than the other classes. These classes have size restrictions and in some cases need an auction video sent.
Message from Johnny Hamil about KCBASSWORKSHOP
I am a bass player and would like to groove with everyone! BASS PARTY!
Some other reason I want to attend. send email to
Email (the one you will use for the workshop Zoom)
Parents Full Name (18yrs and up please put N/A) Note: all students under 3rd grade will need parent help during the classes. See George Vance Petite Bass requirements
George Vance Petite Bass course requirements. A audition video of them playing a solo from George Vance book, Jamming on the Bass vol. 1 or other young bassist piece. They will need to buy George Vance Progressive vol. 1. The parent must be either part of the classes or nearby for any assistance they may need. Any student under this age and in Vol. 2 of George Vance or similar. Please note any reasons the student should be an exception to this rule send email explanation to
Yes, Parent will be ready to help.
N/A or Email sent.
Zip or mailing code
Optional info. Note: all participants outside of US may need to pay for any shipping charges or not be eligible for any items. Please write N/A if in USA
Courses: Check the one that best suits your interests. Most of the courses are suggested donation of $300 as the original tuition fee was $600 before pandemic. All other options are noted next to course. All amounts are helpful and non too small to matter. See your tax person to find out if your donation is tax deductible. Hours 9am-4pm. All advanced courses will have assigned pieces for students to prepare before the workshop begins.
Bassworkshop participant solo video required.
Advanced Course Rabbath institute Limited space audition video required must own Rabbath vol. 1-4.
Advanced Course Jazz Limited space Audition video required. purchase of some books maybe required.
George Vance Petite Bass (3 hours max) suggested donation $150 (original $300) video required
Advanced Course Orchestral Excepts college Limited Space video required
General Observation suggested donation $100. You will be open to come to all events but no set schedule,.
Advanced Elecrtric limited space video Required
producer/ composer/ Recording Limited space demo or video required.
which instruments do You want to study
Style of Music (you'd like to concentrate on).
Funk, Soul, R &B
Orchestra Excepts for State auditions high School level
Baroque and Renaissance (aka Period) music
Orchestra Repertoire for College level
Folk or Roots music
Weird, Wacky and Potentially dangerous music
A bit of this and that
What would you like to improve the most in your playing?
list any solos you'd have performed or would like to make a video of your performing to post online. feel free to just add a link if already posted. We will post all videos of you playing on our website for all to share with each other.
Past and/or present private teachers?
How many years you've been playing bass? and any other instruments? years on those?
Describe what methods or type of study you've worked on? Vance, Rabbath, Suzuki, Simandl, Self study by ear, Tabs, only played in school enesembles etc.
Performance experience: Orchestras, Jazz bands, Rock Bands, church bands, etc.
List any achievements: Book Graduations, Albums released, Auditions won, music Awards.
How many years have you attended KCBASS? if first year, How did you hear about us? list any other workshops you've attended. we'd like any feedback on what are the things that you like the most of the workshop and would like to see in the future.
How is your sight reading?
Standard Orchestra range.
Jazz band charts
Chord Charts only
Ear Player/ Tabs
Describe your improvising?
How is your counting?
Do you know Circle of Fifths?
Do you know diatonic Triads and Chord construction?
Do you know the Modes?
what's your future goals for your bass playing?
what t shirt size and or Mask size? (note: we are not sure if this year we can make t shirt as the shipping costs may outweigh the cost of the shirt. So this maybe a local item that can be picked up only and/or you may have to pay the additional shipping fee. The other idea is to make masks that maybe less expensive to ship). Please mark you size and which you'd prefer in this case? we do love to wear these for video performances so we look connected in final performance.
Emergency Medical Contact person? Please note: If a medical emergency arises, KC Bass Workshop staff will call 911 and defer to their management of the situation. The answers here are asked to help in case of such an event. With this being online the risk is just in case we get into any issues. Please put down any street address where you will be that will be different from your mailing address listed above.
Relationship to the participant?
Describe any conditions or medications that we can tell the emergency medical people via phone call. list what hospital you'd like us to tell them that's best for you.
Emergency Medical, Photo/Media Releases: Please initial and complete participant's name at the bottom. Check boxes for both the medical waiver of liability and the photo/media releases. Waiver of Liability:For Child Participant: I agree to hold kcbassworkshop llc, John Hamil, staff of Kansas City Bass Workshop or any associated agencies and persons free from liability and waive any claims for any liability of any sort for damages to the person or property of the aforementioned child arising out of or connected to his/her participation in any activity related to the Kansas City Bass Workshop. I understand that only I am responsible for my child’s personal property/instrument while at the workshop and the staff of Kansas City Bass Workshop is not responsible for any loss or damage to property.For Adult Participant: I agree to hold kcbassworkshop llc, John Hamil, staff of Kansas City Bass Workshop or any associated agencies and persons free from liability and waive any claims for any liability of any sort for damages to myself or arising out of or connected to my participation in any activity related to the Kansas City Bass Workshop. I understand that only I am responsible for my personal property/instrument while at the workshop and the staff of Kansas City Bass Workshop is not responsible for any loss or damage to property.
I agree (Parent of any participant under age 18)
I agree (18 and older)
Photo/Media Release I hereby authorize the use of photographic images for sharing on a compilation collection of photographs to be shared or sold to the participants, and for promotion of future Kansas City Bass Workshops. The final videos made for the online workshop can be posted on the KCBASS webpage and shared to promote the art of playing the bass.
Parent or Legal Guardian full name By entering the Participant/Guardian's name here you are agreeing to the waiver and release as stated above. ages above 18 years of age please respond N/A
Final step You are almost finished registering and we are excited to have you join us this year! Here is check list of things you will need 1) Need to make a video to submit via internet. (this is best by uploading it to Your YouTube channel or another public platform and sending us a link. Best if submitted by June 15th. For advanced course please send ASAP. 2)Remember your internet connection at home is vital see tech page. You should have your bass handy to play things at most times during the event. 3)All Questions above need attention. We hope this year is going to help all of us at each level of playing. We are a bass family and hope this event will remind you of that. The tuition is free. However, the amount suggested will help us meet our goals of helping keep music alive in the world. Yes we are bass centric as we know there isn't too many forms of music in which a bassline isn't an essential part. Please note there are many ways in which you can help. One is by just attending this event and telling all of your friends about how amazing it is. Two by donating the suggested amount and/or whatever you can. Your excitement leads to other people hearing about the amazing bass family. Please tell them about the KCBASS events, about Francois Rabbath's amazing history, or become an International Society of Bassist Member. Your enrollment comes with a free digital membership of our Bass family organization. Please after you click the submit button below go to the donate options and/or send it to your friends and family. This pandemic is effecting all of us but, only some of us are financially hit. So this way we can pay if forward. We look forward to seeing you in person at KCBASS 2021 or at ISB convention in Lincoln Nebraska 2021. Francois hopes you all don't feel alone at this time. We are all with each other. Submit button to Enroll!
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