Upright Bass Advanced

Upright Bass Advanced: Week #1

Week #1

List of Goals for the week:

  • Warm Up: Tuning the bass using harmonics

  • Scale: G major 2 octave scale

  • Technique: 

  • Repertoire: 

  • Additional Studies:

Paragraph summary of what was covered in class

In class we talked about how to tune the bass using harmonics. We worked on playing a G major scale all the way to the “12th fret” harmonic on the bass. We worked on Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and talked about note length and how that affects the groove, and we also tried tapping our foot on the quarter note while playing the syncopated bass line (and evening counting “1,2,3,4” out loud while playing the bass line). We also did an intro to “Jared’s Indian exercise”.

Assignment for next week

Be able to play the G major 2 octave Scale with the bow. Keep working on Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and be comfortable playing that song.

How to Practice this at home 

Practice with recap materials and by playing along with mardi gras recording.

Charts + Sheet Music + Diagrams

G Major 2 octave scale.JPG
Mardi Gras in NOLA.JPG