Chronological study of bass performance and styles in Latin America.
Application of modern and traditional techniques of improvisation for bass.
Development of a personal approach to improvisation through application of motivic development, harmolodic phrasing, and descriptive imagery through musical expression: dynamics, emotions, colors,
Students will transcribe and perform solos and lines of major bass players in jazz. Projects chosen to reflect many different styles found throughout the history of jazz.
A performance history of the electric bass from the 1950s to the present.
A systematic approach to forming well-defined bass lines.
Application of scales, modes, arpeggios, and passing tones to improvisation on the bass. Study of repertoire and recordings is utilized to discuss and analyze major bass styles and performers.
The study of the bass in the styles of Dixieland, swing, bebop, cool, experimental, fusion, and others.
The Music of Paul Chambers is a bass playing lab. This course is a study of the style of Paul Chambers's jazz bass performance.
ILBS-P201 is intended to provide intermediate and advanced bass students with the opportunity to closely study the style, technique, and writing of the legendary Jaco Pastorius.
This course provides nonbassists with a working knowledge and ability to perform basic bass parts and bass lines.
A lab for bass principals that uses the cello suites of J.S. Bach to develop arco performance skills.
Methods of approach to, and practice in, reading examples of high difficulty in various music styles including classical, jazz, and rock.
Development of effective ability to sight-read typical bass parts in Latin styles.
A performance lab focusing on the development, interpretation, and performance of bass lines in the Latin jazz ensemble setting. Includes the study of characteristic melodies in this style.
Students will learn how to incorporate advanced slapping techniques in order to construct effective lines and solos.
A study of various approaches and voicings that are possible on the five- and six-string bass as well as inversions, octave displacements, playing changes through a tune, and playing melodies with
Study of the MIDI bass guitar controller as a doubling instrument.
A lab offering various applications for the bowed bass in jazz, for bass principals who have acquired basic arco technique and possess some knowledge of improvisation.
Study of the music of John Coltrane from the perspective of developing bass lines. Particularities of harmony and rhythm in interpretation of both original and standard tunes.