Artistic: Main Instrument I
🎸 Module 01 – 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.
  • They 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
  • 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).


  • Martin Lillich

Total Credit Points: 20