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Bass

Placement Video Guidelines:
One or more pieces or excerpts that demonstrate technique and expression. Time: 2–5 mintes.

Faculty: Eric Hansen

Enrollment is limited to 12 bassists
String players participate in theory classes, music literature classes, chamber music, jazz bassists (if assigned), orchestra, and master classes.

Players should know major and minor scales, five sharps through four flats, through fifth position; be able to sight–read syncopated rhythms; be familiar with uneven time signatures; and be familiar with these bowings: legato, detache, marcato (martele), uneven combinations of slurs, hooked bowings, spiccato, staccato (separate), portato, easy ricochet, flautato, slurred eighth notes, ponticello, and string-crossing slurs.

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