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Ariane Cap

Austrian Ariane Cap is a multi instrumentalist, educator, author, blogger and composer. An eclectic and versatile bassist, she has covered many styles, from Rock (Keith Olsen/Fleetwood Mac), Jazz (Daline Jones, Montclair Women’s Big Band) to Folk and Flamenco (Muriel Anderson), to classical music (The Mozart Band), and Top 40 (Brian Cline Band), Latin Disco (Generation Esmeralda) to Punk Rock (The Sippy Cups). As a leader, Ariane has teamed up with star Jazz bassoonist Paul Hanson to create the critically acclaimed duo ‘OoN’.

Her book Music Theory for the Bass Player was published in September 2015 and hit #1 bestseller status in its category within weeks. It is a groundbreaking book that teaches music theory in shapes via fretboard diagrams rather than through teaching standard notation at the same time, which, as the author says, is a vital (but different) skill, that is easier to learn once music theory is mastered.

Ariane has been featured for her creative playing techniques and solid bandmanship in Bass Player Magazine (January 2014), Bassquarterly (September 2013) and other publications.

She teaches at the Berkeley Jazz School and her own Music School, Step Up Music Vallejo. Ariane has facilitated countless classes, seminars and workshops and is a TrueFire educator. She taught and created online classes for the Academy of Art University San Francisco and was on faculty of The Golden Gate Bass Camp. Her own education includes Austrian music schools and conservatories, including the Academy of Music Vienna, as well as American Universities (University of Miami and others). She has studied and assisted in Victor Wooten’s Bass Nature Camps and Steve Bailey’s Bass at the Beach. Other teachers and mentors include Kai Eckhardt, Chuck Rainey and Michael Manring.

Check out Ariane’s solo bass improvisation:

Ariane with her duo project:

Ariane laying down some groove!

Ariane Cap – More Creative Music Theory Drills – 01.07.2016

Ariane Cap hosts another seminar for the Academy In this Seminar she discusses more creative music theory drills

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Ariane Cap – Music Theory Fun: Taking Second Chances – 06.10.2016

Ariane Cap hosts another seminar for the SBL Academy. Ariane discusses Music Theory Fun: Taking Second Chances

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Ariane Cap – SBL Live 2016 – 04.09

Ariane Cap hosts a seminar for SBL Live 2016 Ariane discusses improve your groove IQ music theory on board.

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Sunday Roast – SBL Live 2016 – 04.10

Scott hosts the Sunday Roast Ariane Cap, Steve Lawson and Todd Johnson join him in discussing all things bass.

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Ariane Cap – Improve your Skill with Groove and Fill – 11.21.2016

Ariane Cap hosts another seminar for the SBL Academy Ariane discusses Improving your skill with Groove and Fill

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Ariane Cap – Groovetools: Inversions – 09.26.2016

Ariane Cap hosts another seminar for the SBL Academy Ariane discusses Groovetools: Inversions

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Sunday Roast Live #2 – Ariane, Phil, Scott and Todd – 10.30.2016

SBL Sunday Roast is Live! This month we have Ariane Cap, Phil Mann, Todd Johnson and Scott talking all things bass.

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Ariane Cap – Creating Grooves Over Chord Progressions – 02.06.2017

Ariane hosts another seminar for the SBL Academy   Ariane discusses Creating Grooves Over Chord Progressions

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Ariane Cap – Pedalling – 04.10.2017

Ariane hosts another live seminar for the SBL Academy Ariane discusses Pedalling   20% off for SBL students use coupon Code: SCOTT20

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