Bass Guitar: Basics 2 COMING SOON

Lessons Overview:

Lesson 1: Basics Review

  • Basics 1 review
  • Intervals
  • Intervals ear training

Lesson 2: Pentatonic Scales

  • Chords
  • Arpeggios
  • Pentatonic Scales
  • Major and Minor Blues Scale

Lesson 3: Chords and Scales

  • Power Chords
  • Basic Slap
  • Two Octave Major scales

Lesson 4: Walking Bass Line

  • Walking Bass line

Lesson 5: 5th and 7th Position

  • Notes in 5th position
  • Notes in 7th position
  • Improvising bass lines: Funk

Lesson 6: 9th Position

  • 16th note rhythms
  • Simple solo
  • Reading in 9th position

Lesson 7: Slap Bass

  • Slap Bass techniques

Lesson 8: 12th Positioin

  • 16th note rhythms
  • Improvising a solo
  • Reading in 12th position

Lesson 9: 15th Position

  • 16th note rhythms
  • Improvising a solo
  • Reading in 15th position
  • Treble Clef

Lesson 10:

  • Composition
  • Performance Review

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

Required Materials:

  • Bass Guitar
  • Computer and internet access
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app are all suitable options)

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

Bass: Basics 1—UC Approved

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

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