Development of rhythmic language ability through study of principles of temporal articulation and elaboration: creation of polymeter and polyrhythm via grouping of subdivisions of the basic meter.
A continuation of ILBS-211.
This course will introduce the double bass student to orchestral playing. Suitable orchestral literature will be presented for practice.
This course will introduce the double bass student to orchestral performance. Basic bowing techniques will be covered and suitable 'etudes will be presented for practice.
A lab for bass principals wishing to begin coordinating their playing with singing, or to further develop their skills playing while singing.
An instrumental lab for bass players that concentrates on blues forms and the various musical styles (R&B, jazz, rock, Dixieland, pop, etc.) in which they are performed.
This lab serves as an introduction to improvising and playing music in odd and unusual meters in various styles of jazz, rock, funk, global music, etc.
This is an instrumental lab for bassists that focuses on the Brazilian styles of bossa nova, samba, partido alto, chorinho, and afox'e.
Students will learn the basics of Latin jazz bass playing. Emphasis on Cuban and Brazilian music and rhythms from the '20s through the '60s.
An instrumental lab for bass players focusing on the musical relationship between performers in an ensemble.
This lab focuses on the techniques required to perform in the hip-hop style. Recordings and transcriptions will be presented, and students will be required to perform the bass parts and lines.
Development of playing skills in this style through study of the repertoire from the 1960s to the present.
Alternately called slap bass, funk bass, or thumb and snap bass, this technique will be approached in class on a beginner's basis. Emphasis will be placed on fundamentals.
Development of working knowledge of funk styles for bass, including grooves, reading syncopated rhythms, developing a good sound with thumb slapping and popping, and importance of drum/bass concept
A general overview and application of different types of knowledge applied to five- and six-string bass, including but not limited to different muting techniques, two- and three-octave scales, arpe
A bass lab designed to develop familiarity and performance skills in the pop repertoire.
Development of the ability to grasp and maintain a tempo.
Continuation of ILBS-221.
Continuation of ILBS-121.
This course will examine the bass styles of James Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Jerry Jemmott, Chuck Rainey, Willie Weeks, Tommy Cogbill, Bob Babbitt, and David Hood, the bassists for Motown and Atlantic r