Upright Bass Intermediate

Upright Bass Intermediate: Week #3

Week #3


List of Goals for the week:

  • Warm Up:

  • Scale: Eb major scale

  • Technique:

  • Repertoire: Walking on the Moon

  • Additional Studies:


Paragraph summary of what was covered in class

We worked on the Eb major scale and playing in 3.5 position. We worked on the spacing of a whole step with our left hand, and shifting. We worked on time keeping by playing “walking on the moon” with a disappearing metronome. We worked on “Mardi Gras in New Orleans” and talked about how to play it smoothly and make it feel good. We talked about “Gliss” which is short for glissando.


Assignment for next week

Practice the left hand exercises with the audio here in the recap. Adhere to the fingerings tbat are written in the exercise. Practice them with the bow. Have a bass line to Careless love written.


How to Practice this at home

Practice everything with the bow, except for Careless Love and Mardi Gras in New Orleans. You can also practice the Walking on the Moon, bass line with a metronome if you’d like by setting the metronome to 50bpm with each click equally a half note.


Charts + Sheet Music + Diagrams


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