Courses

PIBS-111

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Bass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: BASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 1 bass.

PIBS-112

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Bass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBS-111
Department: BASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 2 bass.

PIBS-211

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Bass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBS-112
Department: BASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 3 bass.

PIBS-212

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Bass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBS-211
Department: BASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 4 bass.

PIBS-311

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Bass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBS-212
Department: BASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 5 bass.

PIBS-312

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Bass principals: MUED, PROM, and PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBS-311
Department: BASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 6 bass.

PIBS-411

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Bass principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBS-312
Department: BASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 7 bass.

PIBS-412

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Bass principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBS-411
Department: BASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 8 bass.

PSBS-225

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: Bass principal PERF majors
Electable by: Bass principals
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 3
Department: BASS
Location: Boston Campus

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.

PSBS-321

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Bass principals
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 4, PIBS-211, or by audition
Department: BASS
Location: Boston Campus

A systematic approach to forming well-defined bass lines. The topics covered include writing bass lines, outlining chord sound and approach techniques, rhythmic effects, broken time-feels, and the use of pedals. Students are required to demonstrate various topics by performing their written bass lines over given chord progressions.

PSBS-331

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Bass principals
Prerequisites: ET-211 or ET-231; and PIBS-211 (PERF majors) or PIBS-212 (other majors)
Department: BASS
Location: Boston Campus

A performance history of the electric bass from the 1950s to the present. This survey will include a detailed study of selected electric bass masters including Monk Montgomery, James Jamerson, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, and Will Lee. Students will transcribe and analyze selected bass parts and present their findings.

PSBS-341

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: PERF majors
Electable by: Bass principals
Prerequisites: ET-211 or ET-231, and bass private instruction level 4
Department: BASS
Location: Boston Campus

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. Emphasis on major innovators including Pops Foster, Walter Page, Slam Stewart, Jimmy Blanton, Charles Mingus, Oscar Pettiford, Paul Chambers, and Scott LaFaro.

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