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Course Number:
MUP 278C
Course Title:
Applied Music/Bass II
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Course Description

Provides individual private bass instruction. Develops applied performance skills at the music major/minor level. Covers repertory and technique methods drawn from classical and/or jazz traditions. 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. Prerequisites: MUP 278B.

Addendum to Course Description

All applied music students are required to attend weekly lessons, attend weekly performance classes, participate in public performance, and complete a music jury. A substantial amount of out-of-lesson practice time is required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Use an understanding of advanced-level musicianship and performance etiquette to prepare and rehearse advanced solo bass repertory.
  • Use an understanding of advanced music literacy to prepare and rehearse advanced solo bass repertory for performance.
  • Use an understanding of stylistic distinctions in advanced solo bass repertory to accurately interpret music in performance.
  • Use an advanced understanding of the bass to improve as a performer.

Aspirational Goals

Public performance of assigned repertoire demonstrating solid technique, musicianship and proper performance practice. (minimum of two area recitals in addition to final performance.)

Sightread excerpts of advanced level repertory.

Participation in final recital and jury.

Successful completion of material assigned by private instructor.

Course Activities and Design

The material for the course will be presented in a one-on-one hands-on format.

Students will be required to perform in a final student recital and must pass
a performance jury at the end of every term before moving on to the next term of study.

Students are expected to participate in chamber ensembles and are required to perform a minimum of two times per term in the weekly music performance area recitals.

Students will demonstrate good tone production, solid technique, rhythmic precision, proper performance practice, good musicianship and perform scales and arpeggios at required tempi.

Students will learn and perform from memory representative works from contrasting styles and eras.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Public music performance of material covered in lessons.

Completion of music jury at the end of the term - featuring qualitative and quantitative demonstration.

Attendance and participation in applied performance sessions.

Participation and preparation of material assigned during lessons.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Second Year Required Materials (MUP 278) String Bass:

The second year of study focuses on the further development of technique and repertoire. Students should demonstrate knowledge of scales, fingerings and more advanced techniques. Assigned repertoire should include representative works from contrasting styles and eras.

  • Technique: Tone production, more shifting, thumb positions and advanced bowings
  • Skills: All Major and minor scales and arpeggios (three octaves)
  • Sight-Reading: Selected excerpts of appropriate level.
  • Etudes and Methods: Simandl, New Method II, Bille, New Method I and II or equivalent
  • Suggested Repertoire: Concerto (Koussevitsky, Dittersdorf, Dragonetti, Cupruzzi) Bach - Cello Suite Dances, Sonata (Marcello, Vivaldi or equivalent), Orchestral symphonic studies (Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms or equivalent)
  • Demonstrate continued development of technique, including tone production, advanced shifting, thumb positions and some advanced bowings.

  • Major and minor scales and arpeggios (three octaves at moderate tempo)

  • Demonstrate technical ease and observe proper stylistic practice in performance

    of assigned repertoire from at least two contrasting styles. (minimum

    of two music area recitals per term).

  • Sight-reading more advanced works.