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Bass Guitar

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Kane Burns

on 11 October 2012

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The Bass Guitar Hi Class, Today's lesson will be conducted online through the use of Prezi, Edmodo and few other websites. Today's focus will be on the Bass Guitar.
Throughout this interactive presentation you will gain knowledge about not only the role of bass, but also information on the history, physical features, types and influential players of the bass guitar.
There will be links to different websites to help you understand some of the concepts further.
At the conclusion of this presentation, there will be a link to a quiz that I have posted in Edmodo. This quiz consists of 10 multiple choice questions regarding today's information.
If you need to view in full screen you can click more and the click full screen. You will however need to view different web pages so you will have to exit out of full screen to view these LETS GET STARTED Features Bridge: Holds strings on body with tension to keep the strings elevated and playable. Pickups: Transfers sound from the strings into Electronic Signals. EQ Knobs: Equalization knobs allow the use to change volume, tone, treble and bass at their will Body Neck Frets: Distinguishes notes on the bass,
each fret is a different note. Head stock Tuning Pegs: Allows the user to tune the strings but tightening or loosening the pegs Strings Role

Click the link below and read the article from Study Bass about the Role that the bass plays in an ensemble. There are also musical examples to help you understand the different concepts.

*note: this link will open in a new tab on the browser. If you are in full screen mode you must exit this view by pressing esc.


When you are finished reading the article, press next.

The Bass guitar is a modification of its parent instrument the Double Bass.

It was created in the 1930's by musician and inventor Paul Tutmarc who owned the music brand 'Audiovox'.

In 1951, Leo Fender was able to create the first mass-produced electric bass with the Fender precision bass range on the market.

With the market for live music growing in the 1960's, more brands got involved in making electric basses. Gibson and Danelectro to name a few. It also meant the introduction of the Fender Jazz Bass, perhaps the most successful bass guitar every made.

The 1970's saw the introduction of Musicman, Tobias and Alembic basses.

Over the last 30-40 years, developers have grown on these foundation to create thousands of different bass guitars. All with a different shape, size and number of strings. History of the Bass Guitar The Bass and it's strings 80 years later from the first introduction of the 4 string bass guitar, it is not uncommon to see bass players with not only 4 string basses but 5 and 6 string basses also. This is the 4 string bass consisting of a low E string followed by the middle strings A and D, then a high G string. The strings on an a electric bass are the same notes as on the double bass however are made out of steel the same as an electric guitar. This allows for a brighter sound than the dull double bass strings. The lowest string on the bass is an E, the second lowest is an A, the second highest is a D and the highest string is a G. The reason these string are called these notes is if you were to play the string and not touch an fret, it would play it's respective note. This is a 5 string bass. It has the same strings at the 4 string with an additional low B string below the E. This is a 6 string bass, it has the same string as the 5 but it has an additional high C string. Giving is a string formation of B-E-A-D-G-C (Press the right arrow key ) Role of the Bass Guitar in an Ensemble Famous Players Jaco Pastorius Date: 1951-1987 Jazz Fusion player who toured with the worlds best players under his self-titled name Jaco Pastorius Laid the platform for using bass as a lead or solo instrument Composed many common bass solo standard including Teen Town, Portrait of Tracy and Come on Comer over Jaco playing Teen Town live Flea Flea FLEA (Michael Balzary) Born 1962

Bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Rock/Funk player

Known for his aggressive slap and stage presence Flea jamming with fellow Red Hot Chili Pepper drummer Chad Smith Victor Wooten Born 1964

Jazz, Jazz/fusion and Funk player Regarded as one of the worlds best bass players with 5 grammys and 3 'bass player of the year awards'

Known for his interesting slapping and solid groove. Victor playing a solo and his arrangement of Amazing Grace What we Learnt about the Bass Features
Influential artists The link below will take you back to Edmodo where you will find a 10 question quiz on today's topic.

Try and answer them without looking back on this presentation but if you are stuck do press the left arrow key to view the content


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