CONTRABASS

IN THE ORCHESTRA OF LIFE, PLAYING THE CONTRABASS IS LIKE RIDING A BICYCLE. IT’S HARD TO FORGET HOW TO DO IT.

– Paul Fournel.

Composers:

Wagner, Philip Glass, Joseph Haydn, Dmitri Kabalevsky.

 

Representative players:

Charles Mingus, Stanley Clarke, Ron Carter, Ray Brown, Scott LaFaro.

What it is:

the largest chord instrument, it has the deepest sound and is used as harmonic and rhythmic support for classical music and jazz.

Why choose the contrabass:

Low level of sound.

It encourages correct body posture.

Develops hand coordination.

Is a unique instrument.

Stimulates multisensorial development.

Encourages healthy physical development.

Why Music4All for contrabass 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 tailored to the student’s schedule.

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

Classes can begin at 7 years old.

The curriculum is EQF-certified.

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The classes take place both in Romanian and English.

We provide all the manuals, study applications and recordings.

Personalized curriculum based on personal objectives and grading certificates.

Flexible repertoire: jazz or classical music.

Curriculum for the modern musician.

Learning process based on Debut and 8 levels.

Grade 1

For students with 1 year of experience and all the basic knowledge. They are learning simple songs that do not require advanced technique.

Grade 1 exams:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Viva voice

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 2

The student already has 1-1.5 years of study and knows the basics. They continue to learn new techniques and more difficult songs.

Grade 2 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Viva voice

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 3

The student has 2 years of study and has reached the final beginner level. From now on the technique and songs become more complex and they start to learn about style, rhythm is more complex.

Grade 3 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Viva voice

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 4

The first intermediate grade. The student has already learned the techniques, they have the basic skills and rhythms, and are ready to receive more complex information and to study more rhythmically and stylistically complex songs.

Grade 4 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Viva voice

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 5

The final intermediate grade prepares the student for style and technique development.

Grade 5 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Viva voice

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 6

The first encounter with a more advanced curriculum and requires good basic and technical knowledge. The student begins to bring their personal spin on performance.

Grade 6 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Viva voice

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 7

Knowledge is consolidated, songs are more technically and rhythmically complex. The student begins to develop personal performance.

Grade 7 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Viva voice

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 8

The student has been learning for at least 5 years and has good knowledge of techniques and a sense of style, they have mastered personal performance.

Grade 8 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Viva voice

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

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Music4All Corzi 4 Contrabas 6

Course configuration