Bass Application Requirements
- PREPARED PIECE
Prepare one (1) selection in a style you are most familiar (2 – 5 minutes).
Play a minimum of two (2) scales from the following options (two octaves, quarter note = 80 BPM):
– Minor (natural, harmonic, or melodic)
– Whole Tone
– Phrygian or Mixolydian
Choose two different styles (funk, rock, jazz, latin, etc) and provide examples of consistent, repeating pattern (with a click or loop) without deviating/embellishing for 60 seconds. (Note: example #1 – 95 BPM; example #2 – 130 BPM)
Example #1: Rhythmic reading. (Note: quarter note tempo = 65 BPM, with click)
Example #2: Chord Chart – – choose any style, play through at least two times (quarter note tempo = 117 BPM, with click)
[RECOMMENDED]: TECHNIQUES *OPTIONAL
Demonstrate as many of the following common techniques as you can. For each, play at least 16 bars without fills or embellishments.
1. Finger-style playing
3. Pick playing
4. Harmonics/false harmonics
6. Two-hand tapping