G7 U2 TASK 4 – BASS LINE CHALLENGE

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

FIRST COMPLETE:

 

then complete the following With Your LEFT HAND IN THE BASS (LOWER PITCHES):

BASS LINE CHALLENGE

All 3 bass lines to be performed using your LEFT HAND ONLY. Your right hand will play the Blues 12 bar Progression chords in the Key of C.

TSCYou will be graded on the following criteria for this assessment as well as ATL Thinking and Communication Skills:

“A Criteria – Knowing and Understanding” 

“B Criteria – Developing Skills” 

“D Criteria – Responding”

EXAMPLES:

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TASK

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS

STEP 1  VIDEO yourself playing the 3 bass line challenges (easy, medium, difficult challenges) with your left hand while playing the blues chords with your right hand using a shuffle rhythm (both hands should be played at the same time as much as possible, if you can not play both hands together play one hand at a time). Start with the easiest bass line and see how many you can complete.  

More points (7/8 if you post all three base lines including the walking bass lines performed with both hands at the same time)

STEP 2 

–  Create and share your VIDEOS with Mr. Johnston on the Practice Journal Don’t forget to include your personal in-depth reflective comments

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FIRST CHALLENGE

The following bass lines are written in the key of C Major.   

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Left Hand Only for Bass Lines – right hand will play the chords

This is the simplest version. Each whole note in the bass line is held for 4 BEATS or the whole measure.

To start first play just the bass line with your LEFT HAND ONLY.

Remember it is written in the BASS CLEF not the TREBLE clef so the starting pitch is a C.

Once you can play it with the left hand add the RIGHT HAND playing the triad chords with inversions using a shuffle bouncing rhythm.

VIDEO YOUR PERFORMANCE and move to the next level of the challenge and follow the same sequence.

 

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Listen to the Simple Bass Line Challenge

SECOND CHALLENGE

 

Listen to the Medium Bass Line Challenge


THIRD CHALLENGE

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Open or print this Handout – 12_Bar_Blues Chord Progression in C with Walking Bass line

 Listen to the Higher Challenge Bass Line

 

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If done the above Challenge here is a BONUS CHALLENGE 

Can you come up with your own bass lines that would fit the 12 bar blues progression?  

If you have completed the bass line challenge and would like to take it further try TASK 5 – 7th Chord Challenge and post on your blog a video under the TASK 4 blog post.

ADD the above challenges to your blog post for extra credit.

EXTRA CREDIT EXTENSION LESSON

WATCH THIS FOR AN INTERESTING ALTERNATE BOOGIE PIANO LEFT HAND BASS LINE AND USING 7TH CHORDS

 


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