Upright Bass Beginner: Week #2
List of Goals for the week:
Warm Up: Grinder Man
Scale: G major
Technique: E string pizzicato, left hand in first position.
Repertoire: Grinder Man, Lime in the Coconut
Paragraph summary of what was covered in class
We reviewed our playing positions, and the pizzicato techniques we learned in the 1st class. We talked about the E string, and how to play it pizzicato. We talked about string muting, and the various ways it can be executed. We started working on the left hand and learned a G major scale in first position, and we worked on learning an etude. We talked about the oompah, or “2-feel”.
Assignment for next week
Practice playing your E string. Practice the G major scale and etude. Continue practicing everything from the first week (playing position, switching from playing position 1 to 2, pizzicato on the A and D strings). Practice your oompah (2-feel).
How to Practice this at home
Play along with Grinder Man (E-string only), and Coconut (2 feel on a C chord, alternating between C and G). Also play along with the audio included audio files.
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