Hearing With Your Eyes
Bassology has two unique concepts called “Seeing With Your Ears” and “Hearing With Your Eyes”, both of which are vitally important to your success as a musician.
Hearing With Your Eyes is looking at a chord chart or standard music notation and knowing how what you’re seeing is going to sound before you play it.
For example, as a rhythm, a dotted 8th note followed by a 16th note has the exact same rhythmic sound— not some of the time, not most of the time— all of the time. And, of course, every rhythmic figure has a set sound independent of the pitches of the notes.
When you learn to hear rhythmic figures and chord progressions with your eyes, you are on your way to broadening your musical horizon. And, you will no longer be confined to actually having to hear something to know what it sounds like.
In this class, Anthony Wellington gets you on the path to Hearing With Your Eyes.
The primary focus of this clinic is the ‘8 metric subdivisions of one beat’ and their ‘8 equivalent rest versions’. And, time permitting, we will touch on the ‘8 metric subdivisions of 2 beats’ and ‘8 metric subdivisions of 4 beats’.