BASS LESSON –Tenor Madness B Week
B Week – Tenor Madness– 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 from Syncopation while playing a bassline
-Rhythms Complete, 2nd page. Chant the Rhythm pattern, Define the Rhythm. Play the exercise while knowing the rhythm.
Ear Training: Scale Qualities, Call and response recording (see bottom of page)
The TUNE: Tenor Madness
-Tenor Madness (spotify below)
-2 other tunes from list
–Write bassline – Write out a bassline for Tenor Madness. Make sure it is great. Work out any questionable notes.
–Write harmony: Write out 2,3 or 4 note comping, Counter line, any thing that isn’t a bassline or melody but pays attention to the chords or melody.
–Simple, new blues Melody over Tenor Madness or tune from the list
–Melody/Solo (with intention) using a theme (Two note rhythmic them, De – Di) , pattern or device over Tenor madness or tune from the list.
–Harmony (Pick one): Counter melody, 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 (from ear training assignment above):