Bass Lesson – Any Day (Part 1)


Melodic Patterns

Rhythmic Patterns    




Week 1

Technique: Long tones with the bow (watch that bass is in front of you, Elbow should be bent when at the frog, Shoulder should be relaxed)

Simandl pages: Pages 9,10

Scale/Arpeggio: F Major


 SRARI pages: Buy Book here:

 Chant Rhythm Patterns from sheet: Rhythmic Patterns   

Ear training:

-Chord qualities C major and C minor, Sing Arpeggio while you play the chord on Piano

-Intervals sing intervals in C major scal: C second C, C third C etc on piano and sing

Tune: Any Day (F Blues)


Any Day:

Listen to the Spotify Playlist: 

C Jam Blues, Charles Mingus

Blues for Philly Joe – Sonny Rollins

Now’s the Time – Charlie Parker


Tenor Madness – Sonny rollins

One for Daddy-O

Blue Monk

Straight, No Chaser

That’s the way it is



Melodic Rhythm: Any Day Chant the Rhythm of the melody with Rhythm Syllables. Use triplet syllables for eighth notes(Du Di, De Di)

Melodic Patterns:  Melodic Patterns   Work on one pattern at a time. Play them on bass or piano then sing them. Use the solfege syllables.

Melody: Any Day Sing with Solfege.    (acapella and w/ Berklee Recording)

Bass roots: Any Day Sing and Signal   (acapella and w/ Berklee Recording)

Harmony: Any-Day-F-inner-harmony-v2     Sing Harmonic Lines Do, Fa Sol;  Te,La,Ti;  Mi, Me, Fa  and La, Sol  (acapella and with recording or while playing roots)


Play on bass

Melody, from memory if possible  Any Day

Bass Roots  Any Day

Bassline: Play the bassline transcription and the one above it from Any-Day-F-inner-harmony-v2   

Harmony: Any-Day-F-inner-harmony-v2     Play one or more of the harmonic lines along with the recording, Do, Fa Sol;  Te,La,Ti;  Mi, Me, Fa  and La, Sol

Play one of the other 4 basslines from Any-Day-F-inner-harmony-v2 make note of any measures you like. 


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