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Exploring Bass Clef Reading and Notation and Bass Line Musical Patterns
All About the Bass Scheme of Work and Lesson Pathways
All About the Bass Scheme of Work and Lesson Pathways
All About the Bass Scheme of Work and Lesson Pathways
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All About the Bass Knowledge Organiser
All About the Bass Knowledge Organiser
All About the Bass Knowledge Organiser
All About the Bass Music Theory
Bass Clef Staff Notation 2 Naming notes in the Bass Clef.
Bass Clef Staff Notation 2 Naming notes in the Bass Clef.
Funeral March from Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 Naming notes in the Bass Clef including sharps.  Could be performed.
Funeral March from Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 Naming notes in the Bass Clef including sharps.  Could be performed.
All About the Bass DOITNOW Presentation
All About the Bass DOITNOW Presentation
All About the Bass DOITNOW Presentation
Green Onions Naming notes in the Bass Clef of a 12-bar Blues Bass Line including flats.  Could be performed.
Green Onions Naming notes in the Bass Clef of a 12-bar Blues Bass Line including flats.  Could be performed.
All About the Bass Plenary Review Activities
All About the Bass Plenary Review Activities Presentation
All About the Bass - Bass Line Riffs Resources
Bass Clef Hip-Hop Riffs to Perform Four famous Hip-Hop riffs given in the Bass Clef with and without note names to perform.
Bass Clef Rap Riffs to Perform Four two-part famous Rap riffs given in the Treble and Bass Clefs with and without note names to perform.
All About the Bass - Walking Bass Line Resources
Learning about Walking Bass Lines Listening to solo and ensemble Walking Bass Lines and constructing a Walking Bass Line pattern using Chords I, IV and V in C Major.  Contains answers.
Learning about Walking Bass Lines Listening to solo and ensemble Walking Bass Lines and constructing a Walking Bass Line pattern using Chords I, IV and V in C Major.  Contains answers.
Walking Bass Audio - Various Walking Bass Examples
Rock and Roll Around Rock and Roll-style song using a Walking Bass Line in the 12-Bar Blues style using Chords I, IV and V in C Major with 2 Bass Line Riffs and Song Melody for small ensemble performing.  Full score of all four parts also included.
All About the Bass - Alberti Bass Line Resources
Learning about Alberti Bass Lines 5-page Study Guide (can be spread over 2 lessons or content selected) covering Alberti Bass Line patterns from chords.  Listening, theory, notation and performing activities.  Classical piano sonatas of Mozart and Thomas Attwood, solo piano music of Ludovico Einaudi and Surf Rock by The Chantays.   Some scores have been adapted and transposed from the originals.  Teacher’s Notes and Answers provided.
Learning about Alberti Bass Lines 5-page Study Guide (can be spread over 2 lessons or content selected) covering Alberti Bass Line patterns from chords.  Listening, theory, notation and performing activities.  Classical piano sonatas of Mozart and Thomas Attwood, solo piano music of Ludovico Einaudi and Surf Rock by The Chantays.   Some scores have been adapted and transposed from the originals.  Teacher’s Notes and Answers provided.
Alberti Bass Audio 1 - “Experience” (Ludovico Einaudi)
Alberti Bass Audio 2 - “Pipeline” (The Chantays)
All About the Bass - Arpeggio and Broken Chords Resources
Learning about Arpeggios and Broken Chords 6-page Study Guide (can be spread over 2 lessons or content selected) covering Arpeggio and Broken Chord Bass Line Patterns.  Listening, analysis, theory, and performing activities covering popular and Rock ‘n’ Roll songs and Classical chamber music.   Some scores have been adapted and transposed from the originals.  Teacher’s Notes and Answers provided.
Learning about Arpeggios and Broken Chords 6-page Study Guide (can be spread over 2 lessons or content selected) covering Arpeggio and Broken Chord Bass Line Patterns.  Listening, analysis, theory, and performing activities covering popular and Rock ‘n’ Roll songs and Classical chamber music.   Some scores have been adapted and transposed from the originals.  Teacher’s Notes and Answers provided.
Arpeggios & Broken Chords Audio 1 - Extract from “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen)
Arpeggios & Broken Chords Audio 3 - “Heart & Soul” (Piano Duet Version)
Arpeggios & Broken Chords Audio 2 - “Hound Dog” (Elvis Presley)
Arpeggios & Broken Chords Audio 4 - “Heart & Soul” (Song Version)
Arpeggios & Broken Chords Audio 5 - Opening of 1st movement from Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
All About the Bass - Pedals and Pedal Note Resources
Learning about Pedals 6-page Study Guide (can be spread over 2 lessons or content selected) covering Pedals (instruments that use pedals, their function and pedal notes).  Listening, analysis, performing and composing activities covering Baroque Music, Toccatas, Jazz, Popular Song and Film Music.  Some scores have been adapted and transposed from the originals.  Teacher’s Notes and Answers provided.
Learning about Pedals 6-page Study Guide (can be spread over 2 lessons or content selected) covering Pedals (instruments that use pedals, their function and pedal notes).  Listening, analysis, performing and composing activities covering Baroque Music, Toccatas, Jazz, Popular Song and Film Music.  Some scores have been adapted and transposed from the originals.  Teacher’s Notes and Answers provided.
Pedals  Audio 1 - “Fantasia upon One Note” (Purcell)
Pedals Audio 3 - “Shhh/Peaceful” (Miles Davis)
Pedals Audio 2 - “Fugue in C Major No.1” from ’48 Preludes & Fugues’ (J. S. Bach)
Pedals Audio 4 - “You Keep Me Hanging On” (The Supremes)
Pedals Audio 5 - “The Phone Booth” from the soundtrack of ‘North by Northwest’ (Bernard Herrmann)
Pedals Video 1 - Toccata in F Major (J. S. Bach)
Pedals Video 2 - “The Intruder” Short Film with on-screen timer
All About the Bass - 5 Minutes Reading Tasks and Cover and Homework Activities
Bass Clef Notation, Bass Clef Musical Instruments, The Bass Guitar, Bass Line Patterns
Bass Clef Notation, Bass Clef Musical Instruments, The Bass Guitar, Bass Line Patterns
All About the Bass Drawing Bass Clefs, naming and identifying notes in the Bass Clef.
All About the Bass Drawing Bass Clefs, naming and identifying notes in the Bass Clef.
All About the Bass Crossword Crossword covering key words relating to All About the Bass.   Contains answers.
All About the Bass Crossword Crossword covering key words relating to All About the Bass.   Contains answers.
All About the Bass - Forms Quizzes (available via the Shop & Add-On Extras page)
All About the Bass Forms Quizzes
All About the Bass Forms Quizzes

All About the Bass (Exploring Bass Clef Reading and Notation and Bass Line Musical Patterns) unit is supported by TWO Forms Quizzes (in both MS-Forms and Google Forms formats) available as part of the Secondary/KS3 Year 8 Units Quiz Bundle from the Musical Contexts Shop & Add-On Extras page.

Each multiple choice quiz is self-marking and worth 25 points and cover Knowledge and Understanding (Part A) and have a Critical Engagement: Listening and Appraising section (Part B) with listening questions linked to YouTube videos.