Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video The 8th rest, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- [Instructor] All right, moving on to eighth rests.…So much importance of a baseline is in how long…each note lasts, and eighth rests are just a simple way…that you can just stop the note for half of a beat.…It really gives more life to any baseline.…A lot of times, playing with a drummer,…you're lining your notes with what the kick drum is doing,…and then maybe resting for the snare.…So this is really going to allow you way more dynamic range…and more breadth of your baseline.…
Let's check out a few ways to do this.…If you're playing from an open note and you need to rest,…then you can just stop the note…with your right hand like this.…If you're going from a fretted note,…you can do it actually two different ways.…You can either just take your finger off slightly,…so that it's still sort of muting the string.…Or you can actually just put…the other fingers down to mute the note.…
So let's try a few different ways.…In this next example, we're going to start out…with a steady stream of eighth notes.…When you're counting that, just make sure…
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- Buying a bass
- Tuning your bass
- Holding your bass
- Left-hand technique
- Getting acquainted with music and tablature
- Notes on the first three strings
- The natural minor scale
- Sharps and naturals
- Key signatures and the major scale
- Ties and quarter notes
- Rock bass and heavy metal licks with syncopation
- Playing chords
- Playing licks from the 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Notes on the First Three Strings
3. More Notes, Scales, and Accidentals
4. Introducing Keys and Eighth Notes
5. New Rhythms, Techniques, and Keys
6. Playing Up the Neck and a New Key
7. New Rhythms and Keys
8. Chords and More
9. Licks from Different Eras
Conclusion and credits2m 3s
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