Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Buying a bass, part of Bass: Teach Yourself.
- Alright, when you're shopping for a bass,…it's important to ask a bunch of different questions…like is this a new bass or is it used.…There are some really great vintage basses out there…that you can shop for that sometimes have more character…than a new bass that you can buy,…but often a new bass will not have the wear and tear.…So if you are buying a used base there are some things…that you should look for.…Definitely check out the neck and make sure that it's…not bowed too severely.…
Also check out the hardware like the bridge…and make sure that there's no sharp metal spikes…sticking out, you can sometimes sand those down…a little bit so you don't break strings very much,…but that's something to definitely consider.…Also the electronics, which can easily be swapped out,…but it's important to know that the bass plays well…and that you aren't getting any crackles or pops…due to the electronics.…You should definitely get a case for whatever bass you have.…
You don't want to just take the bass around,…throw it in the car and take it around,…
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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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