Bass Lesson – Any Day Part 2

Week 2 – Any Day Blues –  Creating with the material, Rhythm: Pulse, Groove and Microbeat

Upright Bass: 1 Simandl exercise, Classical Solo


-Syncopation:  One hand taps quarter notes, other hand taps the rhythm. Switch hands. Read with good reading technique. Define the bar.

-Complex Sight Reading: Chant rhythm while playing a bassline, scale or open string quarter notes

-Rhythms Complete 1rst page

Ear Training: Scale Qualities, Call and response recording (see bottom of page)


Any Day Blues:


-Any Day Blues

-2 tunes from list



-Write bassline – Write out a bassline for Any Day Blues

-Write harmony: Write out 2,3 or 4 note comping.

-Simple Melody over the Berklee tune or tune from the list



-Any Day Blues

-Melody/Solo (with intention) using a theme, pattern or device over the berklee tune or tune from the list

-Harmony (Pick one): harmonic line, comp, harmonize melody



-play in a Different Key

-play in a Different Meter

-play in a Different Tonality/Mode

-play in a Different Style


Scale Qualities:


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