Welcome to Giovanni Giuliani
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 on the bass.
3. Fundamentals of music theory
a) Music glossary 101; b) Treble and bass clef notation; c) Sound, timbre and pitch; d) Time signatures; e) Key signatures; f) Notes and rests values; g) Intervals and semitones.
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) Melodic minor scales modes.
5. Chords and arpeggios
a) Definition; b) Major, minor, augmented and diminished chords; c) Arpeggios and chords voicings.
6. Playing major
a) Mayor triads and voicings over the major scale modes; b) Quadriad arpeggios and voicings over the major scale modes.
7. Playing minor
a) Minor triads and voicings; b) Quadriad minor arpeggios and voicings from the major scale modes; c) Quadriad arpeggios and voicings from other minor scales.
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) The basic blues chord progressions; b) Pentatonic and blues scale; 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.
a) How to write and create your own walking bass-line; b) Reading the melodies of jazz standards; c) From walking bass to improvisation; d) Artists and repertoire.
12. Rock and Pop
a) Rhythm exercises for rock and pop music; b) Learning the repertoire; c) How to create and play your own bass-line.
13. R&B, Soul and Funk
a) Rhythm exercises for the comping-improvising bass; b) Analysis of notable bass players; c) Repertoire.
14. Cuban music
a) Cuban music styles; b) The 3/2 and 2/3 clave; c) Main rhythmic divisions in Cuban music; d) Artists and repertoire.
15. Brazilian music
a) Samba and bossa nova; b) Partido alto, choro and other styles; c) Musica Popular Brazileira (MPB) and its artists; d) Repertoire.
16. Ear training and transcription
a) Write the rhythm subdivisions; b) Chord recognition; c) Bass-lines transcriptions.
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