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

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

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