Bass


View bass audition requirements for the following ensembles:


DSE Audition Requirements for Bass

Ensemble inactive for Fall 2021


SSE Audition Requirements for Bass

Scales and arpeggios

Students may use their music for all scales. Scales should be played in even quarter notes using separate bows, with arpeggios. Tempo is quarter note = 88.

Bass: D Major, E Major, and F Major (one octave), with arpeggios
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Solo Piece (played without accompaniment)

Students should prepare a solo piece from their polished repertoire. An example of the appropriate level solo for Bass would be May Song (from Suzuki Bk. 1). Correct positioning of the instrument, correct bow hold (beginning bow hold is fine), steady tone, accuracy of pitch and rhythm are all fundamental elements of a strong audition.
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Sight Reading

Students will be asked to sight-read one or two short excerpts at the Serenade Strings level. The student’s knowledge of pitches (including accidentals) and rhythms (including eighth and sixteenth notes and rests) will be determined. A successful sight-reading audition at the Serenade Strings level will exhibit a developing level of understanding, not mastery.

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LSE Audition Requirements for Bass

Ensemble Inactive for Fall 2021


RYO Audition Requirements for Bass

Scales and arpeggios

All scales and arpeggios are to be MEMORIZED. Tempo should be ♩ = 100

Bass: F and G Major (two octaves), Bb Major only one octave, all with arpeggios
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Solo Piece (played without accompaniment)

Students should prepare a solo piece from their polished repertoire of his/her choosing (played without accompaniment). If the student does not have a private teacher to help them choose a solo, the following solos are suggested: Bass – Handel, Bourree (Suzuki Bk.3)
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Required Etudes

Download RYO Bass Required Etudes for Fall 2021

Sight Reading

Students will be asked to sight-read one or two examples at the RYO level.

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AYO Audition Requirements for Bass

Scales and arpeggios

Students must have these scales and arpeggios memorized. Quarter Note = 100

Bass: F, G, Ab, Bb Major (two octaves); f and g melodic minor, all with arpeggios

Download AYO Bass Scales

Solo Piece (played without accompaniment)

Students should prepare a solo piece from their polished repertoire.

Required Excerpt

Download AYO Bass Required Etudes for Fall 2021

Sight Reading

Students will be asked to sight-read one or two pieces at the ASO level.

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