Upright Bass Advanced

Upright Bass Advanced: Week #4

Week #4


List of Goals for the week:

  • Warm Up: Tuning using harmonics 

  • Scale: G minor 2 octave scale

  • Technique: N/A

  • Repertoire: 

  • Additional Studies:


Paragraph summary of what was covered in class

In class we did a review of week 3. We worked on tuning using harmonics, playing a 2 octave g minor scale, the indian 4 note exercise, recognizing shapes of TRIADS in the fingerboard, reviewing our walking bass lines from the previous week,  and how to use ½ step passing notes in a walking bass line. 


Assignment for next week

Fill out the 2nd half of the walking bass line worksheet, using a ½ step passing tone the beat before a chord change (usually beat 4) to approach any chord tone in the coming chord. 


How to Practice this at home 

Practice your 2 octave G minor scale with the play alongs here.


Charts + Sheet Music + Diagrams


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