Private Instruction

PIBS-212

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

Principal instrument study level 4 bass.

PIBS-311

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

Principal instrument study level 5 bass.

PIBS-312

1 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

Principal instrument study level 6 bass.

PIBS-411

1 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

Principal instrument study level 7 bass.

PIBS-412

1 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

Principal instrument study level 8 bass.

PIBS-XXX

Course Chair: Steven Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of:
Electable by: All bass principals
Prerequisites:
Department: BASS

Private instruction is part of the performance core for all Berklee students. Through private instruction, students develop proficiency on their principal instrument, synthesize and integrate knowledge of contemporary and traditional styles into musical interpretation, and synthesize and integrate knowledge of posture and instrumental technique into their daily practice routines. All Berklee students take private instruction levels one through four on their principal instruments. Performance majors continue on to do levels five through eight. 

The Bass Department at Berklee is committed to the primary role of the bass as being the mortar that locks rhythm to harmony and melody. However, students will also explore the development of the bass as a multi-timbral polyphonic instrument, capable of performing all musical functions including rhythm, harmony, and melody.

  • PIBS-111: Private Instruction 1 – Bass 
  • PIBS-112: Private Instruction 2 – Bass
  • PIBS-211: Private Instruction 3 – Bass
  • PIBS-212: Private Instruction 4 – Bass
  • PIBS-311: Private Instruction 5 – Bass
  • PIBS-312: Private Instruction 6 – Bass
  • PIBS-411: Private Instruction 7 – Bass
  • PIBS-412: Private Instruction 8 – Bass

PIGT-111

Course Chair: Kim Perlak
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Guitar principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: GUIT

Principal instrument study level 1 guitar.

PIGT-112

Course Chair: Kim Perlak
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Guitar principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIGT-111
Department: GUIT

Principal instrument study level 2 guitar.

PIGT-211

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Kim Perlak
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Guitar principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIGT-112
Department: GUIT

Principal instrument study level 3 guitar.

PIGT-212

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Kim Perlak
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Guitar principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIGT-211
Department: GUIT

Principal instrument study level 4 guitar.

PIGT-311

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Kim Perlak
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Guitar principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIGT-212
Department: GUIT

Principal instrument study level 5 guitar.

PIGT-312

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Kim Perlak
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Guitar principals: MUED, PROM, and PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIGT-311
Department: GUIT

Principal instrument study level 6 guitar.

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