BASS GUITAR

THE BASS IS A BAND’S ENGINE.

– Suzi Quatro.

Composers:

The Beatles, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Sting, David Bowie, Pink Floyd.

Known players:

Paul McCartney, Victor Wooten, Flea, Sting

What it is:

an instrument belonging to the chords family. Sounds fall in a lower register compared to the guitar. Also known as the electric bass, the instrument has extended the musical possibilities of pop, rock, country, hip hop, R&B.

Bass guitar appeared as a constant requirement on the American jazz scene at the end of the 40s and beginning of the 50s as a logistic and tonal necessity when it came to amplification. In 1951 Leo Fender built the first electric bass, Precision 51, modeled on the contrabass register, only keeping the highly ergonomic architecture of the electric guitar invented only a few years before.

Why choose bass guitar:

The bass has a direct impact on the emotion that a melody creates.

As a harmonic instrument it triggers the lowers frequencies and creates the musical foundation.

It helps you become a better composer.

It can be easier to learn for beginners thanks to its 4-chord structure.

The nature of the instrument allows you to socialize and work with a team.

Bass connects the drums and the rest of the instruments, it’s the link between rhythm and harmony.

You can practice without disturbing anyone by using headphones.

It’s the instrument with the sharpest increase in popularity in the 20th century, after the drums.

Why Music4All bass guitar lessons:

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Your teacher is a student, graduate or professor at the Conservatory.

The process is based exclusively on individual sessions.

Flexible classes tailor to the student’s schedule.

We provide a space where you can exercise in peace with your favorite instrument.

Curriculum is EQF-certified.

Study can begin at 9 years old.

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The classes take place both in Romanian and English.

We provide manuals, study applications and recordings.

Personalized curriculum based on personal objectives and grading certificates.

Flexible repertoire: pop, jazz, rock, folk.

Curriculum for the modern musician.

Bass is the link between drums and the rest of the instruments, between harmony and rhythm.

Being the link that binds a band’s sound, bass is a part of all the bands you listen to. We teach you about its role from the very beginning and help you develop into an accomplished bass player.

The learning process is based on 8 levels and Debut. The Debut section can be split into Pre-debut and Debut.

Debut

Destined for students who getting acquainted with the bass guitar for the first time. This grade teaches the student basic and fundamental information.

The pre-debut exam consists ranges and arpeggios, bass forms, interpretation of 3 chosen songs from the given repertoire, communication, hearing exam and specialization.

Grade 1

Curriculum designed for those who have been learning the guitar for a year. They already know the basic skills and techniques.

Grade 1 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios

Bass formulas

Performance for 3 songs from a given repertoire

Communication

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Specialization

Grade 2

The bass player has 1-1.5 years of experience and already has the basic notions.

Grade 2 exams consist of:

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arpegii

Formule bass

Interpretare a trei piese dintr-un repertoriu dat

Comunicare

Test de auz intervalic, recunoașterea notelor, dictee

Specializare

Grade 3

The bass player has at least 2 years of experience and has started building their own style and solos.

Grade 3 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios

Bass formulas

Performance for 3 songs from a given repertoire

Communication

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Specialization

Grade 4

Implements the bass player stylistic sense and teaches them to use more complex techniques in elaborate solos.

Grade 4 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios

Bass formulas

Performance for 3 songs from a given repertoire

Communication

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Specialization

Grade 5

The student has reached their first intermediate level and they start to learn more complex rhythm techniques and skills which they apply in more complex solos.

Grade 5 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios

Bass formulas

Performance for 3 songs from a given repertoire

Communication

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Specialization

Grade 6

The student is learning their first sophisticated stylistic techniques with new ranges and modes.

Grade 6 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios

Bass formulas

Performance for 3 songs from a given repertoire

Communication

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Specialization

Grade 7

Advanced level of study, the student already has mastered the stylistic techniques and a complex sense of rhythm, performing in solos.

Grade 7 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios

Bass formulas

Performance for 3 songs from a given repertoire

Communication

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Specialization

Grade 8

The bass player is advanced, they already master the grade 7 techniques and have a very developed solo performance.

Grade 8 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios

Bass formulas

Performance for 3 songs from a given repertoire

Communication

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Specialization

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Course configuration