Welcome to Giovanni Giuliani
Electric Bass Tutoring.
You would like to play the bass but you don't know where to start from? Do you already play the bass, but need a private tutor to move along in your music journey? In both cases, I've got you covered with a music course specifically tailored for you!
A bass player, with over 20 years of experience as a performer and music teacher, is now available as your new private tutor!
If you tried with books, free videos, or even subscription plans on dedicated websites, and nothing worked out for you, it's simply because none of those tools will ever replace a private tutor, with a proven teaching method that helps you grow as a complete musician, faster and more efficiently.
In other words, it's time to step up your game and start with your personal "music trainer" today!
Reserve here your 30 minutes free trial lesson!
My teaching plan includes the following subjects:
a) The different parts of your bass, setup and tuning; b) Fretboard anatomy; c) Hand position, string resonation and muting technique; d) Right and left-hand exercises.
2. Ornaments in bass playing
a) Ghost notes: how to play and use them in context; b) Accent marks, slide, hammer on, pull off, trill, appoggiatura, acciaccatura, glissando: how to notate and play them on the bass.
3. Fundamentals of music theory
a) Music glossary 101; b) Treble and bass clef notation, notes values; c) Sound, timbre and pitch; d) Time signatures; e) Key signatures; f) Notes and rests values; g) Intervals and semitones; h) Articulations and ornaments.
a) Diatonic and chromatic scales; b) Major scale and its modes; c) Key signatures and major scale tetrachords; d) Major scale chords and arpeggios; e) Melodic, harmonic and natural minor scales; f) Minor scales modes.
5. Chords and arpeggios
a) Definition; b) Major and minor chords; c) Arpeggios and chords in major modes; d) Arpeggios and chords voicings; e) Arpeggios over the circle of fifths.
6. Playing major
a) Mayor scale overview; b) Major scale over the circle of fifths; c) The major scale and its modes; d) Major triads and voicings; e) Triads over the major scale modes; f) Four notes arpeggios and voicings.
7. Playing minor
a) Melodic, harmonic and natural minor scales; b) Melodic minor scale modes; c) Minor triads and voicings; d) Four notes minor arpeggios and voicings.
8. Functional harmony
a) Cadences; b) Most used chord progressions.
9. Chart reading 101
a) A comprehensive guide on how to read a chart.
10. The blues
a) Origins of blues and its artists; b) The basic blues chord progressions; c) Straight quarter notes and shuffle: difference and how to play; d) Minor blues; e) Advanced harmonic variations on major and minor blues; f) Improvise on major and minor blues; g) Repertoire.
a) From the roaring twenties to free jazz and fusion music; b) Walking bass, how to keep the beat; c) Reading the melodies of jazz standards; d) From walking bass to improvisation; e) Artists and repertoire.
12. Rock and Pop
a) Rhythm exercises for the rock and pop bass player; b) Harmony: how the bass fits in a rock band; c) Learning the repertoire; d) How be creative and play your own basslines; e) Artists and repertoire.
13. R&B, Soul and Funk
a) Rhythm exercises for the comping-improvising bass; b) Analysis of notable bass players; c) Artists and repertoire.
14. Cuban music
a) Historical introduction to the music of Cuba; b) Cuban music styles; c) The 3/2 and 2/3 clave; d) Main rhythm divisions in Cuban music; e) Artists and repertoire.
15. Brazilian music
a) Historical introduction to the music of Brazil; b) Samba and bossa nova; c) Partido alto, choro and other styles; d) Musica Popular Brazileira (MPB) and its artists; e) Artists and repertoire.
16. Italian music, from folk to pop and rock
a) Polka, waltz, mazurka and Neapolitan tarantella; b) Italian standard songs from folk repertoire of late XIX and XX century.
17. Ear training and transcription
a) Write the rhythm subdivisions; b) Chord recognition; c) Basslines transcriptions; d) Write your own basslines and play them.
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