Bass Level 3

Course Duration

2 Years

Course Overview

At Bass Grade 6 you will be introduced to some advanced stylistic techniques and sophisticated understanding of scales and modes. As well as your performances pieces, the Quick Study will test your sight reading and session-playing skills under pressure.
The Grade 7 Bass exam is for candidates who have developed advanced technical control and have a thorough grasp of extended stylistic techniques. At Grade 7 this is shown through mature stylistic conviction, execution of rhythmic complexity, mature and creative stylistic solo and improvisation work as well as a commanding sense of communication and performance. There are two types of exam available at Grade 7, Grade Exam or Performance Certificate.
The Grade 8 Bass exam is for candidates who have mastered advanced technical control and have a thorough grasp of extended stylistic techniques. At Grade 8 this is shown through mature stylistic conviction, consummate execution of rhythmic complexity, mature and creative stylistic solo and improvisation work as well as a commanding sense of communication and performance.

Who can join this course?

• The Course is for candidates who have appeared and passed Grade 5 exam from any music examination board.
• Candidates who want to pursue music as a career choice
• Candidates who seeking international certificate for admission through ECA quota in universities.
• Candidates who want to secure UCAS points for admission n foreign university.
• Candidates who plan to become music teacher.

Requirements

• Computer/Mobile/Tablet/Laptop
• Earphones/Buds
• Printer (OPTIONAL)
• Two Music Stand
• Electric/Acoustic Bass Guitar
• Bass Amplifier for Electric Bass Guitar

Learning Objectives

Grade 6
• Chords, Double-stop slapping, changing time signatures
• All five shapes of the Minor Pentatonic scale. Dorian and Mixolydian mode Minor 7 b 5 and Diminished arpeggios. Dominant 7th and Minor 7th chords. Stylistic Study
• Session work
Grade 7
• Intricate fingerstyle, montuno lines, harmonics
• Lydian, Phrygian mode, Major scale and Jazz Melodic Minor scale, Major 9th, Minor 9th and Dominant 9th arpeggios
• Dominant 7th, Major 7th and Minor 7th chords
• Stylistic Study
• Session work
Grade 8
• Time signature changes, two-handed tapping, fast blues basslines
• Whole Tone, Diminished, Natural Minor and Altered scales, Dominant 7♯5, Dominant 7♭5, Dominant 7♯9, Dominant 7♭9 Arpeggios and Dominant 7th, Major 7th and Minor 7th chords. Diminished arpeggio and Stylistic Study
• Session work