Instrumental Study

STRING BASS
The string bass or double bass is a traditional Classical music instrument, but is also very versatile. Tyson places great emphasis on mastering sight reading and aural skills to increase the overall abilities on the instrument. Under Tyson’s tutelage, you can learn anything from bluegrass styles, to jazz, to classical repertoire. It is an instrument that is challenging but very rewarding as well.

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For young beginners
Young Strings in Action I
Young Strings in Action II
For older beginners
My First Simandl
For intermediate to advanced
New Method for the Double Bass
For all students
Essentials For Strings String Bass
Musician’s Practice Planner

BASS GUITAR
The bass guitar has been a staple in popular musical styles since its inception in 1950 by Leo Fender. James Jamerson of Motown acclaim was considered the first great master, followed by the likes of Jaco Pastorius and many more. With Tyson’s direction, you will come to know how to be a versatile bassist in all styles of American popular music, including: how to invent a bassline, groove and solo in each style. As a bassist, it is important to learn how to establish groove with impeccable timing. In Tyson’s studio, he simulates live grooves via a drumset and piano/guitar accompaniments to create an environment similar to a live setting. Ear training is also an essential part of success on the bass guitar. You will receive instruction in pitch recognition and transposing as it pertains to basslines. No more TABS!IMG_20150409_152939~2

Books/Materials
For all students
Essentials For Strings String Bass
Hal Leonard Bass Method Complete Edition
Musician’s Practice Planner

CELLO
The cello has been a staple of classical music from chamber music to symphonies. Tyson provides instruction for the necessary skills for success with classical music. Cello lessons will guide you to ascertaining the proper techniques; from holding the instrument to bowing and fingerboard pedagogy. Tyson focuses on learning scales in all keys, repertoire for the cello, sight reading, orchestral pedagogy, and performance techniques. You could be the next Yo Yo Ma!

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For young beginners
Suzuki Cello School, Vol. 1
Suzuki Cello School: Cello Part, Vol. 2
Suzuki Cello School: Cello Part, Vol. 3
For all students
Klengel Technical Studies, Vol. 1: Violoncello
Musician’s Practice Planner