Upright Bass Advanced II

Upright Bass Advanced II: Week #1

Week #1

List of Goals for the week:

  • Warm Up:

  • Scale: F Harmonic Minor

  • Technique: 

  • Repertoire: Orphan Girl

  • Additional Studies:

Paragraph summary of what was covered in class

In class we learned about the Harmonic Minor Scale, as well as the Melodic Minor scale. We worked on learning a bass line to Orphan Girl by ear (aurally). 

Assignment for next week

Try to learn and be able to play the bass line that I recorded to Orphan Girl here in the recap. Compose your own Orphan Girl bass line that has a similar feel to my bass line.  Bonus points if you actually write it down on the Orphan Girl Chord Chart sheet. Also practice the F harmonic minor scale.

How to Practice this at home 

Practice the scale with the play alongs here. Practice Orphan Girl by first listening to the Gillian Welch recording, then listen to my bass line and try to memorize it. Sing along with my bass line as you try to learn it, and then try to play it on the bass. Use your knowledge of chord tones and passing tones to construct your own bass lines. 

Charts + Sheet Music + Diagrams

F Harmonic minor scale.JPG
Orphan girl.JPG
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