Bass Guitar: Basics 1 (non-credit)

Lessons Overview:

Lesson 1: An Introduction to the Bass Guitar

  • Bass guitar history
  • Parts of the bass guitar
  • Types of basses
  • Bass guitar equipment
  • Holding the bass guitar
  • Fingerboard diagrams
  • Tuning

Lesson 2: Playing on the Fretboard

  • Warm-up stretches
  • Fingerstyle plucking
  • Using a pick
  • Left hand position
  • Finger permutations
  • Your first bass line

Lesson 3: Reading Tablature and Rhythms

  • Bass history
  • Tuning the bass to itself
  • Introduction to notation
  • Using the staff and reading rhythms
  • Rests
  • Reading tablature

Lesson 4: Introduction to Standard Notation

  • Standard notation—pitch
  • Notes on the first string
  • First string étude
  • Bass history

Lesson 5: Bass Guitar Maintenance

  • Bass history
  • Bass guitar care and maintenance
  • Notes on the second string
  • Dotted half note rhythm

Lesson 6: Learning Bass Lines Efficiently

  • Notes on the third string
  • 3/4 time signature
  • Identifying song form
  • Pickup bar
  • Bass history
  • Performance review preparation

Lesson 7: Muting Technique and Closed Position

  • Bass history
  • Notes on the fourth string
  • Muting technique and closed position
  • Right hand exercises

Lesson 8: Accidentals

  • Accidentals
  • Enharmonic equivalents
  • Developing effective practice habits
  • Bass history

Lesson 9: Dotted Quarter Note Rhythms

  • Bass history
  • Dotted quarter note rhythms
  • The tie
  • Repeat sign

Lesson 10: Major Scales

  • Major scale construction
  • 5-fret shapes
  • Applying scales during practice
  • Bass history
  • Performance review

*Please note: there are other lesson components and assignments that are not reflected on this summary.

Required Materials:

  • Bass Guitar in playable condition
  • Bass Strap
  • Amplifier (suggestions provided in lesson 1.5)
  • Instrument Cable (suggestions provided in lesson 1.5)
  • Pick
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app)
  • Computer and internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, computer, etc.)

Optional:

  • Bass Stand (suggestions provided in lesson 1.5)
  • Scrunchy (suggestions provided in lesson 1.5)
  • Replacement Strings

Classical Guitar: Basics 2 (non-credit)

Lessons Overview:

Lesson 1: Dedicated Daily Practice

  • 5 daily practice routines
  • Rhythmic dictation
  • Basics 1 practice supplements

Lesson 2: Free Stroke Finger Technique

  • Free stroke
  • Dyads using free stroke
  • Free stroke scale study
  • Minor scales
  • Basics 1 review

Lesson 3: Flamenco Music

  • Polyphonic music
  • Alternation between pulgar and fingers
  • Extending the C major scale
  • Flamenco music
  • Rasgueado

Lesson 4: Sagreras Excerpts

  • Notes on string two at position V
  • Timbre
  • The A minor scale
  • Lessons 41 and 44 by Julio Sagreras

Lesson 5: Using the Ring Finger (Anular)

  • Right-hand tilt
  • Using anular
  • Developing free stroke with anular
  • Notes in string three in Position IV
  • Guitar history

Lesson 6: Guitar-peggios

  • Arpeggios
  • Study with dyads and arpeggios
  • Rhythm
  • Notes on string four in Position V

Lesson 7: More on Practicing Efficiently

  • On practicing
  • Guitar history
  • B minor scale
  • Sightreading

Lesson 8: Glissando and Portamento

  • Guitar history
  • B melodic minor scale
  • Arpeggio study no. 49 by Julio Sagreras
  • Glissando
  • Portamento
  • Notes on string five in Position V

Lesson 9: Movable Scale Forms

  • Review on constructing scales
  • Intervals
  • Notes on string six in Position V
  • Rasgueado exercise no. 2

Lesson 10: Simple and Compound Meters

  • Ascending and descending slurs on the guitar
  • The C sharp minor scale
  • Simple and compound meter
  • Performance review

*Please note: there are other lesson components and assignments that are not reflected on this summary.

Required Materials:

  • Classical Guitar in playable condition
  • Footstool or alternative support (suggestions provided in Basics 1, lesson 2)
  • Armless chair or bench
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app)
  • Computer and internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, computer, etc.)

Optional:

  • Replacement strings

Classical Guitar: Basics 1 (non-credit)

Lessons Overview:

Lesson 1: An Introduction to the Classical Guitar

  • Types of guitars
  • Parts of the classical guitar
  • Fingers of the right hand
  • Tuning the guitar
  • Notating Rhythms

Lesson 2: Playing Position and Sounding the Strings

  • Holding the guitar
  • Finding the correct playing position
  • Sounding the strings
  • Beat and rhythm
  • Guitar history

Lesson 3: Reading Rhythms and Notation Symbols

  • Studies in moving across strings
  • The left hand and left arm playing position
  • More notation symbols
  • Guitar history

Lesson 4: Reading Standard Notation

  • Acoustic guitars
  • Ledger lines
  • Reading notation on the guitar
  • Fine tuning the right hand attack

Lesson 5: Intervals

  • Intervals
  • Dotted rhythms
  • Altering rhythmic values with ties
  • Guitar history

Lesson 6: Using All Four Fingers of the Left Hand

  • Ear training
  • Using all four fingers of the left hand
  • Notes on string three
  • Pulgar
  • Free stroke

Lesson 7: Accidentals

  • Open string B
  • Accidentals
  • Notes on string five

Lesson 8: Major and Minor Thirds

  • Major and minor thirds
  • Notes on string two
  • Studies on strings two through four
  • Guitar history
  • Performance review preparation

Lesson 9: The Major Scale

  • Notes on string one
  • The major scale
  • Sight reading
  • Ties within a measure
  • Pickup measures
  • Guitar history

Lesson 10: Sight Reading Skills

  • Notes on string six
  • Online exercises
  • Daily studies
  • Sight reading
  • Guitar history
  • Performance review

*Please note: there are other lesson components and assignments that are not reflected on this summary.

Required Materials:

  • Classical Guitar in playable condition
  • Footstool or alternative support (suggestions provided in lesson 2.2)
  • Armless chair or stool
  • Tuner (electronic, computer or phone app)
  • Computer and internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, computer, etc.)

Optional:

  • Replacement strings

Drums: Basics 1 (non-credit)

Lessons Overview:

Lesson 1: Snare Drum Basics

  • History of the snare drum
  • Parts of the snare drum
  • Drum sticks and drum heads
  • Tuning the snare drum
  • Grip types
  • Proper technique for playing
  • Rudiments: single strokes and double strokes

Lesson 2: Rhythmic Notation

  • Pulse and tempo
  • Introduction to metronome use
  • Rhythmic notation basics
  • Notes and rests
  • Simple rhythms
  • Notation history

Lesson 3: Eighth & Sixteenths

  • Eighth notes and rests
  • Sixteenth notes and rests
  • Rudiments: paradiddles

Lesson 4: Bass Drum Basics 1

  • Parts of the bass drum and accessories
  • History of the bass drum
  • Tuning the bass drum
  • Bass drum technique
  • Bass drum rhythm exercises

Lesson 5: Bass Drum Basics 2

  • Bass drum rhythm exercises continued
  • Bass and snare drum rhythms—tw0-way coordination
  • Backbeat rhythms

Lesson 6: Ride Cymbal

  • History of cymbals
  • Ride cymbal basics
  • Quarter-note grooves—three-way coordination
  • Eighth-note grooves—three-way coordination

Lesson 7: Hihat

  • Hihat basics
  • Hihat notation
  • Closed hihat grooves
  • Incorporating your left foot—four-way coordination

Lesson 8: Crash Cymbal

  • Crash cymbal basics
  • Essential crashes
  • Phrases with multiple crashes
  • Performance review preparation

Lesson 9: Introduction to Drum Fills

  • Drum fill basics
  • Snare drum fills—one beat
  • Snare drum fills—two beats
  • Snare drum fills—one measure

Lesson 10: Tom Toms

  • Tom-tom basics
  • Tuning the tom-toms
  • Two-beat tom-tom fills
  • Four-beat tom-tom fills
  • Performance review

*Please note: there are other lesson components and assignments that are not reflected on this summary.

Required Materials:

  • Drum Sticks (suggestions provided in lesson 1.5)
  • Full Drum Set (floor tom, rack tom(s), snare drum, bass drum and pedal, ride cymbal, crash cymbal, hihat cymbal)
  • Drum Throne
  • Computer and internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, computer, tablet, etc.)

Optional:

  • Practice pad

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