Following a step-by-step methodology with instructor Cliff Engel, you will acquire the essential skills and vocabulary which are necessary to connect your ears to the fingerboard, develop ideas, interact with other musicians on a deeper level, and expand the traditional role of the bassist. With these live video bass lessons, you will expand your fretboard familiarity and knowledge of chord/scale theory, improve your sight reading and ear training, and also increase your technical proficiency on the instrument. You will be presented with the fundamental tools that are required to improvise great bass lines and solos on any chord type, chord progression, or song form in any style of music.
These lessons are structured for bassists of all levels from beginner to advanced who are passionate about becoming a more proficient bass player and are seeking an indispensable resource for the contemporary study and analysis of techniques, theory, and principles on bass guitar. Why waste transit time and money while moving to and from private lessons when you can study one-on-one with a live instructor directly from the comfort of your own home? Many people who are current or former students of the IIB online bass courses enroll in live video bass lessons to help compliment and reinforce the concepts introduced in the courses. ... Enroll Today!
Since music is an aural art, it is essential that musicians possess well-trained ears. With accurate relative pitch, you will be able to instantly recognize the quality of different chords, and by attaining a high level of relative pitch, you will enhance your ability to improvise, transcribe, transpose, tune your instrument with greater precision, memorize music more easily, and perform with greater confidence.
When working on any kind of ear training exercise, place it towards the beginning of your practice session because your ears will be much more alert and open for listening than they would be if you were to work on ear training after you have been practicing for an hour or longer.
You can improve your relative pitch by utilizing a very simple 3-step exercise that you can apply to practically everything you play on your instrument including intervals, triads, arpeggiated seventh chords, scales, and more. To demonstrate how this exercise works, we will use the interval of a perfect fifth. On your bass, you can start this exercise with the note C at the third fret of the A-string. ... Subscribe Today & Read More!
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