Upright Bass Beginner

Upright Bass Beginner: Week #2

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

  • Additional Studies:


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.


Charts + Sheet Music + Diagrams

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