Dave Marotta


Workshop occupancy: Places available

Language: English

Registration fee:
EUR 270,–
EUR 150,– for young people till 18 years
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Dave Marotta was born into a musical family in Monterey, California. From the age of 5, Dave played classical guitar and studied with the many fine musicians that frequented his dad’s music store on the Central Coast of California. At age 12 he attended the Monterey Pop Festival and was drawn to the bass playing of Noel Redding from Jimi Hendrix’s band. Shortly thereafter Dave picked up a bass from his dad’s store and has been playing bass since that time.

Upon completing two years of music studies at Monterey Peninsula College, Dave moved to Los Angeles where he has been a fixture in the LA Studio scene performing on records, movies, jingles, television productions, as well as touring and recording with artists such as Colbie Caillat, the Mark-Almond Band, Burt Bacharach, Gino Vannelli, Phil Collins, Carl Verheyen, Manhattan Transfer, Bruce Hornsby, David Benoit, and many others.

Dave is actively involved in music production and conducts bass seminars and music workshops for colleges, music schools, and musical instrument manufacturers.


Level: Advanced

What to bring:
Electric bass guitar and small amp


Basic harmony and theory

Review styles of bass playing starting with the 60’s progressing through to the present. Concentrate on the following styles:  Funk, Country and Bluegrass, Rock. Blues and Jazz

Groove analysis with simple drum grooves

Technique skills: Fingerstyle, slap , muted
Modes and Intervals

Composing and creating bass lines over existing pop, rock and jazz standards
Solo line ideas

There will be open question forums, analysis of each player and of course we will prepare our contribution to the class concert on Sunday.


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