The Lowest Part of the Harmoy Chord structure.
The Groove Keeper.
The helper of The Time.
THE BASS DESCRIPTION
The had Stark or Stroll
The Machines or Tuners
The Finger Board
The Bridge (Wood for Upright or Metal electric)
The Tail Piece (Upright)
The Peg (Upright)Metal or Wood
The Heart of the Tuning is The 4 String set up, which consist of (from lowest to highest) E-A-D-G
Extended range set up to 5 - 8 string Indivisually.
Or 8 string which is a 4 String with an Octave String doubling each string. Or 12 string, which is a 6 string with an Octave String doubling each string.
The student will be Taught that Bass is:
The Upright (or Acoustic or Stand up) has an average string Lingth of 42".
The Electric has an average string length of 26" to 36".
There are an average of from 30 Frets to 26 Frets.
The Simandl Method teaches the use of 4 finger: Pinter, Middle Finger, with Ring and Pinky together. Unorthodox fingering is: Pointer, Middle, Ring, and Pinky used separately.
Simandl Version is Best over the long haul, because the the Ring and Pinky are on the same Tenon, therefore used together the hand remains strengthen. Ring and Pinky fingers played Separately put constant stress on the Hand, which could lead to damage.
One will will Teach:
That the Bass is to support, complete the Harmony, and lead (also).
a. Support: backup leader, Aid with Time Keeping.
Help drive and push the Band, add necessary Groove
b. Complete the Harmony (A Chord consist of 3 or more notes being played smultaneously). The Lead note or Voice(solo [melody]), Middle note or Voice (backup horns or piano), and The Root Note (The Bass) The Chord is not complete without The Bass (or Root Note).
c. Lead: The long Range of Low E to 3 octave up to G affords the Advanced Bass Player to play Melodies, Harmony insertion and Solos.
One will Teach How to Read Bass Parts, Chord Changes, and How To Play By Ear.
a. Bass Part: read one Note at a time.
How to recongise musical symbols such as Bass Clef, Key Signature, Repeats, Rest, Accent Marking.
b. Chord Changes(are Chord that fix over a measure of molodic tones.) One will teach How Beak down a Chord on sight. One will Teach How To choose the correct Notes to support Band, Play Melodies, of Solo.
-One will Teach the Porper way to sit or stand, while playig The Bass.
-One will Teach How to Tune A Bass using Open String Technique, Harmonic Technique, Piano Technique, and by using a commerial toner.
- One will Teach Thumb, Slay, and Pull Techniques, and
-One will Teach Picking Technique, Strumming Technique Also.
a. Thumb: The use of The side of the player thumb to strike the string causing the string vibrate.
b. Slap: using the palm side of the hand usually slappin the string where the fingers Hit the string Between Middle to Top of the Palm side of the hand.
c. Pull: One uses the pointer or the Middle finger to Pull a string from Underneath Lifting if Outward, then Letting ot go.
d. Picking Technique: While holding a pick Using the thumb and Pointer. One would Teach the proper up Stroke and down Stroke Melodically and Chordal.
-I will teach the student the Two Octave Major and Minor Scales.
- One will teach The Six Positions on the bass.
-One will teach Harmonics.
-One will teach The Thump Position and beyond.
-One will teach Musical Modes also.
-One will teach the Complexity of Jazz Music, and how to walk Bass Lines. Also, how to understand and play The Swing, Bebop, Cool, Modal, Free Form styles of the idiom.
-One will teach the intricate rhythms of Raggae Music.
-One will teach the diversity of Gospel Music.
-One will introduce the practice of Classical Music.
-One will teach the syncopated Style and rhythms of Latin Music.
-One will teach the Brazilian Samba of the Bossa nova Style of Music.
-One will teach Hand Strengthening Techniques.
-One will Teach Wrist and Fore Arm Strengthening Techniques.
-One will teach the patience, endurance, strength, and beauty of Ballads.
-One will teach the Waltz (3/4 time)Music.
-One will teach how to sing while playing the Bass technique.
-One will teach how to prepare for Auditions.
-One will teach how to prepare for Performances.
-One will teach how to recognize and correct the unusal.
- One will even Teach How To Knot a Broken String.