MUP 178 : Applied Bass

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Applied Bass



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Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


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Instructor approval.


Provides individual private bass instruction. Develops applied performance skills using repertory and pedagogical techniques from the classical tradition. Includes training in performance practice and stylistic interpretation through focus on tone production, technique, articulation, sight-reading and other aspects of musicianship as applied to bass performance. Additional fee required. Repeatable for credit.

Learning outcomes

1. Play the bass using newly acquired skills and techniques to demonstrate various aspects of musicianship development and mastery.
2. Perform bass repertoire at one’s skill level.
3. Practice self-analysis of performances (in lessons or in public) in order to promote self-sustaining improvement of skills development and musical expression.

Content outline

The following categories of content are addressed in all applied lessons, regardless of performance level. For students at the extremes of the spectrum (beginners or advanced), additional content will be covered that is meaningful for individual circumstances.
Bow Control
Tone Production
Sight Reading
Rhythmic Precision
Discussion of historical context and performance practice of works performed

Required materials

Students are responsible for providing their own instrument. Various method books, etudes and solo repertoire may need to be purchased.

Grading methods

Grades will be determined by the quality and depth of preparedness for each lesson, whether the student consistently appears on time for lessons and with the required or assigned texts, and pubic performances (juries, recitals, et cetera).

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