Upright Bass Advanced: Week #7
List of Goals for the week:
Warm Up: Tuning using harmonics
Repertoire: Fare Thee Well
Paragraph summary of what was covered in class
In class we worked on tuning using harmonics, working our way through the root fifth worksheet worksheet, coined the phrase “a fifth below is across the road” and applying that to the jazz standard Summertime, and talked about building a bass line for Fare Thee Well.
Assignment for next week
Play along with the recording of Fare Thee Well that ‘s here in the recap. Try utilizing these 4 different bass part approaches:
Play a long note only when the chord changes
Play whole notes at the beginning of every measure
Play in a “2-feel” (2 notes per measure) using only the root of the chord
Play in a 2-feel using a root-fifth bass line.
How to Practice this at home
Play along with the recording here.
Charts + Sheet Music + Diagrams