To become a proficient reader of music notation, not only do you need to be able to easily identify all of the notes and rhythms that are presented to you while reading a chart, but you also need to understand the different signs and terms which generally accompany those notes and rhythms.
The very best sight readers possess the ability to perform a piece of music that is written in standard notation perfectly on the first take without making any errors, and at the same time, they can make their performance sound as though they have played that particular piece of music hundreds of times.
In this lesson, I have outlined a collection of the most common articulation markings, signs, symbols, dynamics, and terms found in music notation. Along with these signs and terms, you will find concise definitions describing how each of them should be performed when sight reading notation.
If you can readily identify all of the various articulation markings, signs, symbols, dynamics, and terms, you will be able to more easily communicate with other musicians and convey the level of emotion that the composer or arranger originally attempted to capture through the music notation. ... Subscribe Today & Read More!
Following a step-by-step methodology with instructor Cliff Engel, you will acquire the essential skills and vocabulary which are necessary to connect your ears to the fingerboard, develop ideas, interact with other musicians on a deeper level, and expand the traditional role of the bassist. With these live video bass lessons, you will expand your fretboard familiarity and knowledge of chord/scale theory, improve your sight reading and ear training, and also increase your technical proficiency on the instrument. You will be presented with the fundamental tools that are required to improvise great bass lines and solos on any chord type, chord progression, or song form in any style of music.
These lessons are structured for bassists of all levels from beginner to advanced who are passionate about becoming a more proficient bass player and are seeking an indispensable resource for the contemporary study and analysis of techniques, theory, and principles on bass guitar. Why waste transit time and money while moving to and from private lessons when you can study one-on-one with a live instructor directly from the comfort of your own home? Many people who are current or former students of the IIB online bass courses enroll in live video bass lessons to help compliment and reinforce the concepts introduced in the courses. ... Enroll Today!
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