Jazz & Pop

Double bass

Specific admission criteria for Double bass

In addition to the general admission criteria, there are also specific admission criteria for each instrument. You will prepare five pieces which differ somewhat in character and pace. During the audition, you will perform three of the five prepared pieces. You may be accompanied by your own band or that of the Academy of Music.

Important aspects that may be included in the audition and will also be taken into account during the evaluation phase:

  • An ability to play major and minor scales in all keys;
  • An ability to play arpeggiated triads and tetrads in all keys;
  • An ability to improvise on a simple chord progression by ear;
  • An ability to play simple themes;
  • An ability to create a bass line according to a given chord progression;
  • Reading and performing chord symbols and notation;
  • Performing prima vista.

Major lecturers

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Henk de Ligt