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Module 01:
Artistic Main Instrument I (Bass)

Learning Outcome:

The students must be able to tune the bass using overtones/harmonics and understand how the electronics work. They will know all the basic fret and pluck hand techniques and string crossings. They must be able to build tri-chords and tri-chord pairs and have a good understanding of the intervals, both sound and shape on their instrument. They will be able to play major and minor triads in all their inversions in all 7 Ionian modes and play all the Ionian modes as well as the tetra-chords contained in them. The will be able to identify all the hand shapes used to construct the modes, tetra-chords and triads. They will be able to play all the exercises using a metronome and must show that they understand how the fret-board works well. They will be able to read bass clef on their instruments and will be able to read all the exercises in the curriculum. In the ensemble class they will learn to apply the techniques learnt on their instrument in ensemble playing and they will be able to understand the form of a song and be able to play from a lead sheet in the ensemble.

Module Description:

This Module has a duration of 2 semesters and consists of two courses, Main Instrument I and Ensemble IA. The contact teaching time for each course is 90 minutes per week and is evaluated through a graded test at the end of the second semester (short concert, repertoire and technical exercises).


  • Leonard Oscar Tzakayoyo

Total Credit Points: 20