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Josh Cohen

Josh Cohen

Bass Lessons

Josh Cohen is a multi-award winning six-string bassist, composer, session musician, and music educator (1st place winner of the NAMM 2020 PJB Solo Bass Competition, 2018 Madison Magazine Honoree for Innovation in the Arts, 2015 No Treble’s Number 1 Bass Video of the year), who travels frequently throughout North America to perform and teach clinics/workshops including; Bass Boot Camp 2016 and 2019, Gruv Gear’s Clinic Series at Steve’s Music Toronto, Bass Break Live 2017 and 2020, the 2019 Waupaca Bach Festival, Solo Bass Night VI and VII and more.

Josh’s solo six-string electric bass performances, which can be heard on his debut 2014 album Out of the Bassment and most recent 2020 album Freedom, use extended techniques to create the sound of an entire band with only one instrument without the aid of loop pedals. When listeners hear Josh playing for the first time, they are often surprised to find out that everything they are hearing is being created by one person in real-time.

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Tapping Technique: Rhythmic Displacement of Melodies
Tapping Technique

Tapping Technique: Rhythmic Displacement of Melodies

Two-hand tapping on an electric bass can be used in a multitude of ways. In his new “Tapping Technique” lesson, Josh Cohen covers the creation of improvisations in the upper register with the right hand while playing a bass line in the left hand.

Tapping Technique: Rhythmic Displacement
Tapping Technique

Tapping Technique: Rhythmic Displacement

Josh Cohen is back with his second installment in his “Tapping Technique” bass lesson series. In this episode, he shares tips on “Rhythmic Displacement” in an effort to improve playing two or more independent parts at the same time.

Tapping Technique: Developing Rhythmic Independence
Tapping Technique

Tapping Technique: Developing Rhythmic Independence

Josh Cohen kicks off a new bass lesson series on No Treble focusing on Tapping Technique. This first lesson focuses on developing rhythmic independence.